Make a difference: volunteer on the Ottawa Police Services Board

A microphone is shown on the right side of the photo. In the background, blurry figures can be seen. In a white text box at the centre of the photo is written “Get Involved in your city” and in a green text box below, “Join a board" is written in white.”

The City is recruiting one resident to be a Citizen Appointee to the Ottawa Police Services Board, for a three-year term. This volunteer position is an opportunity for a qualified resident to provide governance and oversight to the Ottawa Police Service.

What does the Ottawa Police Services Board do? The Board provides governance and oversight to the Ottawa Police Service, helping ensure adequate and effective police services in Ottawa. The Board is a provincially legislated body that is accountable to the Province and that operates under the authority of the Police Services Act.

Who is eligible? Each applicant must be a resident of Ottawa, at least 18 years of age or older and not an employee of the City of Ottawa. Full requirements are listed at

Ottawa works better when its committees reflect the diversity of people it serves. The City encourages Indigenous and racialized people, people with disabilities, and women and gender diverse persons to apply and share their voices and unique perspectives.

For more information or to fill out and submit the online application form, visit the Join a committee or board page. Alternate application formats are available upon request. Email [email protected](link opens email application) or call 613-580-2424 ext. 28136 for more information.

To be considered, applications must be submitted by Friday, January 19 at 4:30 pm.

If you wish to be notified of future recruitment drives, please sign up for the Recruitment – Committees and Boards newsletter using the City’s eSubscription sign up form(link is external). Notices are sent through this distribution list at the beginning of each recruitment drive.

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