BRIDGEWATER BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
The Bridgewater Board of Police Commissioners is a Board established in accordance with the Nova Scotia Police Act consisting of seven (7) members. The seven member Board is made up of 3 Councillors; 3 Council appointees who are neither Councillors nor employees of the Town; and 1 member appointed by the Minister of Justice.
The Board shall assist the Police Chief in the creation of programs and strategies to implement priorities, objectives and goals respecting police services in the community. The Board acts as a conduit between the community and the police department to ensure police services are delivered in a manner consistent with community values, needs and expectations. The Board works closely with the Police Chief to ensure both a strategic plan and business plan are in place.
Current Board members:
Patrick D. CAPPELLO-Chair (Citizen Rep)
David CAREY (DOJ Appointee)
Palma CHAMPOUX (Citizen Appointee)
Jennifer McDONALD (Town Council Appointee)
David MITCHELL (Town Council Appointee)
Virginia OICKLE (Citizen Rep)
Ken SMITH (Chief Administrative Officer Board Secretary)
Wayne THORBURNE (Town Council Appointee)