About the Board

Board Member Biographies

Chair Sandy Brown

Elected as Mayor of Orangeville in October of 2018, Sandy Brown was sworn into office on December 3, 2018.  Additional duties that come with this position are Director of the Orangeville Hydro Board, member of Dufferin County Council, director of the Orangeville Railway Development Corporation and a member of the Orangeville Police Services Board (OPSB).  Mayor Brown has been a resident of Orangeville for 28 years and has been a volunteer member of the Orangeville Lions Club, the Orangeville Minor Hockey Association, the Town of Orangeville Committee of Adjustment, the Orangeville Food Bank and the Friends of Island Lake.

During the first meeting of the OPSB, Mayor Brown was elected Chair. The Orangeville Police Service Board is independent of the Police Service and acts in an oversight capacity. Chair Brown recently brought forward a motion to hold OPSB meetings in a neutral site – to allow for easy public access to meetings. 2 of 3 Quarterly meetings of the OPSB will be held at the County of Dufferin’s Edelbrock Centre – centrally located, on the Public Transit route and easily accessible for those with mobility challenges.

OPSB Chair Brown looks forward to working with Board Members as well as uniformed and civilian members of OPS to provide the best Police Service possible.

Vice Chair Todd Taylor

Vice Chair Taylor has lived in Orangeville since 2002 and has raised his family here.  He has been involved in a wide variety of Town events and committees.  He and his wife are proud to have had their children in hockey, dance, and participants in Theatre Orangeville programs.

In his career, Vice Chair Taylor has worked for a wide variety of large food supply companies.  Most of his time in the industry has been spent as a Director of Sales.  Over the years, he has been associated with many brands that consumers would know quite well.  His job is to build customer relationships, turn around underperforming businesses, and unlock innovative ways to get things done.  He leads a group of people who are committed to ensuring the organization realizes its growth and profitability targets.

Specific things Vice Chair Taylor does:

  • Contract Negotiation/New Business Development
  • Business Plans & Budgets
  • Builder/Motivator/Leader of co-workers
  • Full responsibility for the financial profit/loss of the company

Prior to being elected to Orangeville Town Council, Vice Chair Taylor volunteered extensively.  His past projects include President of the Optimist Club, President of the Mono Nordic Ski Club, Chair Library Board, Chair Mayor’s Remuneration committee, member of the Transit committee, and snow clearing committee. In addition to his Council duties, Vice Chair Taylor is honoured to serve as a member of the Police Services Board and Theatre Orangeville Board.

Member Ken Krakar

Ken Krakar is an entrepreneur by nature, and grew up with rural routes. Ken studied Business Administration at Mohawk College, and at convocation was awarded the President’s Medal for outstanding academics and dedication to the College community. During his time at Mohawk College, Ken was the student Governor on the Mohawk College Board of Governors. Ken then went onto Brock University to study Business Administration, where he Graduated with Honours and was awarded the President’s Surgite Award at Convocation.  Ken then went into the insurance field, working as a product specialist with Great West Life. After 9 years as a product specialist, Ken decided to become an Independent Advisor. Rising to success, Ken became an Emerging Leader with a major insurance company for financial professionals under 40. Ken currently runs his financial advisory practice in Orangeville, helping his clients protect their financial health and wealth. On a part time basis, Ken teaches financial accounting at the McKeil School of Business.

Member Ian McSweeney

Ian McSweeney was appointed as a member of the Board by Town Council effective December 3, 2018.  Ian is a retired partner of the law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.  At Osler, he chaired the firm’s Pension and Employee Benefits Department for many years and practised exclusively in that area for most of his 35 plus year legal career.  Ian is a former member of Osler’s Executive Committee and a former Chair of the firm’s Legal Professionals Committee.  He is the past Editor of Pension Benefits Law in Ontario (Carswell) and also a former (founding) member of the executive of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) Pension and Benefits Section and former Chair and founding member of the International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA).

Currently, Ian is Chair of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and Chair of the Financial Services Tribunal of Ontario.  He has been a member of the Headwaters Health Care Centre Quality Committee since 2017 and is active in the Orangeville community.

Ian has an honours business degree from Ivey (HBA, 1975) and obtained his law degree from The University of Western Ontario (LLB, 1979).

Member Mary Rose

Mary Rose, former Mayor and Councillor in the Town of Orangeville for 23 years.  Mary is a retired teacher of 37 years who was first appointed to the OPSB in 1991 serving 6 years while Mayor and a further 2 years as the Provincial Representative.  Recently, February 2019, re-appointed as Provincial Rep.

Mary was awarded both the Town of Orangeville and Provincial Senior of the Year, the Rotary “Paul Harris Fellow” and the 1992 and Canada 150th Federal Anniversary Awards plus the Canadian Legion 75th Anniversary Award, among others.

Board Responsibilities

As outlined in Section 31(1) of the Ontario Police Services Act a Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services in the municipality and shall:

(a) Appoint the members of the municipal police service

(b) Generally determine, after consultation with the Chief of Police, objectives and priorities with respect to police services in the municipality

(c) Establish policies for the effective management of the police service

(d) Recruit and appoint the Chief of Police and any Deputy Chief of Police, and annually determine their remuneration and working conditions, taking their submissions into account

(e) Direct the Chief of Police and monitor his or her performance

(f) Establish policies respecting the disclosure by Chiefs of Police of personal information about individuals

(g) Receive regular reports from the Chief of Police on disclosures and decisions made under section 49 (secondary activities)

(h) Establish guidelines with respect to the indemnification of members of the police service for legal costs under section 50

(i) Establish guidelines for dealing with complaints made under Part V

(j) Review the Chief of Police’s administration of the complaints system under Part V and receive regular reports from the Chief of Police on his or her administration of the complaints system

Public Complaints

The Orangeville Police Services Board is required to establish policies for the effective management of the police service (s.31(1)c).  In particular, the Board has the responsibility to establish guidelines for dealing with complaints made under Part V of the Police Services Act (the “Act”) to review the Chief of Police’s administration of the complaints system under Part V, and to receive regular reports from the Chief of Police on his administration of the complaints system (s.31(1)(j).

Office of the Independent Police Review Director: Part V of the Police Services Act, as amended, established a new Independent Police Review Director and created a new public complaints process. The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) opened on October 19, 2009 and oversees all public complaints about police. The OIPRD’s role is to make sure that public complaints against police in Ontario are dealt with fairly, efficiently and effectively.

To make a complaint to the OIPRD a person may fill out a form online, fax or mail a complaint or submit a complaint in person at the OIPRD office. In addition, a person may also submit a completed complaint form to any regional, municipal or provincial police station in Ontario. The police will then forward the complaint to the OIPRD. Additional information can also be found at www.oiprd.on.ca.

  • Complaints About Conduct: If the complaint is about the conduct of a police officer, other than the Chief of Police of Deputy Chief of Police, the OIPRD will refer it to the Chief of Police of the Orangeville Police Service, the Chief of Police of another police service, or retain it and deal with it.
  • Complaints About Policies or Services: If the complaint is about the policies of, or services provided by, the Orangeville Police Service, the OIPRD may decide not to deal further with the complaint or may refer it to the Chief of Police who must review the complaint and take any action, or no action, in response to the complaint as he considers appropriate. His decision may be reviewed by the Board. In conducting a review, the Board or committee may hold a public meeting respecting the complaint.
  • Complaints Against the Chief of Police or Deputy Chief of Police: In the case of a complaint about the conduct of the Chief or Deputy Chief of Police, the OIPRD will refer the complaint to the Board. The Board will review the complaint and if, in the Board’s opinion, the conduct complained of may constitute a specified offence, misconduct or unsatisfactory work performance, the Board will ask the OIPRD to investigate the complaint. Following the investigation, unless the OIPRD determines the complaint to be unsubstantiated, the Board may hold a hearing into the matter, refer the matter to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission to hear the matter, or attempt to resolve the matter informally (in specified circumstances).