Notice to Malahide Residents
REGARDING A POTENTIAL CHANGE OF SERVICE FROM OPP POLICING TO AYLMER POLICE
Currently, the Township of Malahide has a contract with the Elgin OPP Detachment to provide policing services to Malahide.
This proposal was reviewed by an external consultant (Performance Concepts Consulting) as a component of an ongoing service delivery review. The consultants submitted a report to the Malahide Council in June, 2020 which concluded that the Aylmer Police Service is capable, and well situated geographically, to provide policing to the Township Malahide that meets or exceeds adequacy standards. Further, the consultant’s report indicates that there is a significant financial benefit for Malahide potentially moving forward with a contract with the Aylmer Police Service - a guaranteed 3% increase in policing costs over a ten-year term.
Prior to deciding whether or not to negotiate a formal contract with the Aylmer Police Service, the Malahide Township Council established an Ad-hoc Working Group, consisting of Mayor Mennill, Deputy Mayor Giguère, Councillor Widner, and Councillor Cerna (alternate). The purpose of this Group was to work with the Municipal Staff to resolve any outstanding questions/issues related to the Aylmer Proposal; and to develop a strategy to obtain public input. The meetings of the Working Group have been recorded and are available for viewing at on the Township’s YouTube Channel.
The Ad-hoc Working Group has obtained additional background information from both the Elgin OPP and the Aylmer Police Service in order to develop a detailed comparison of the two police services. An Executive Summary has been prepared which summarizes some of the key points of the comparison. In addition, the following supplemental documents provide further information regarding the two police services:
- Aylmer Police Service 2019-2021 Strategic Direction
- OPP 2020-2022 Strategic Plan
- OPP Community Satisfaction Survey 2017
To obtain public feedback, a public consultation session will be held at Malahide Community Place, 12105 Whittaker Road, in Springfield, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to dialogue with the Members of Council and to provide your suggestions or comments that may be used by the Council when it considers whether or not Malahide should negotiate a formal contract for policing services with the Aylmer Police Service.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is a limit to the number of persons that can attend the meeting in person. You must register in advance through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/public-meeting-potential-change-from-opp-policing-to-aylmer-police-tickets-121106531897.
If you require assistance to register, please contact the Clerk by telephone at: 519-773-5344, ext. 225 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those persons that are unable to attend in person, the meeting will be recorded and streamed live on YouTube.
Written questions or comments that you wish to share with the Malahide Council may be submitted before 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 to: email@example.com.