The Board of Police Commissioners is the governing body of the Regina Police Service and the vital link between the community and its police. The Board provides civilian governance, functioning much as a board of directors. As a statutory body, the Board can look to The Police Act, 1990 to determine the extent of its jurisdiction, power and duties.
In consultation with the Chief of Police, the Board establishes the objectives and priorities of the Regina Police Service. The Board also approves the budget as prepared and presented by the Chief of Police, prior to its submission to City Council for approval. Another important role of the Board is to negotiate and approve collective bargaining agreements.
There are five members of the Board of Police Commissioner; the Mayor, two members of Council and two citizens at large, one of whom must be of Aboriginal descent. Members are appointed on an annual basis.
The Board of Police Commissioners extends gratitude and support to all the men and women of the Regina Police Service for their professionalism and dedication which contributes to make this one of the leading police services in our nation.