Board of Police Commissioners Review of Halifax Regional Police’s 2024/25 Proposed Operating Budget
The Board of Police Commissioners (BoPC) is in the process of reviewing Halifax Regional Police’s (HRP) 2024/25 operating budget. This review process included public consultation at a virtual meeting on October 25, 2023 and an in-person meeting on November 22, 2023.
PLEASE NOTE: Written submissions regarding Halifax Regional Police’s 2024/25 Operating Budget Framework can be sent to email@example.com for circulation to the Board of Police Commissioners.
The following is the proposed budget review schedule:
- October 18 – HRP’s 2024/25 Business Plan and Operating Budget Framework presentation
- October 25 – Virtual public consultation on HRP’s 2024/25 operating budget framework
- November 15:
- Halifax Regional Police 2024/25 Operating Budget Framework – Supplementary Information:
- Halifax District RCMP 2024/25 Funding Request:
- Board of Police Commissioners 2024/25 Proposed Governance Budget:
- November 15, 2023 meeting video
- November 22 – In-person public consultation on HRP’s 2024/25 operating budget framework. The November 22nd meeting begins at 4:00pm and is located at HEMDCC Meeting Space, Main Floor Alderney Landing, 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth:
- November 29:
The agendas for each of the above listed meetings, with additional details for each meeting, will be posted online to the Board of Police Commissioners web page at Halifax.ca by end of day the Friday prior to each meeting.
About the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners
The Halifax Board of Police Commissioners provides civilian governance and oversight for the Halifax Regional Police on behalf of Regional Council. The Board also functions as a Police Advisory Board to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Halifax District as it performs contractual policing services within the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The legislated mandate and responsibilities of Board of Police Commissioners is established by the Provincial Government of Nova Scotia, and set out in the Police Act [PDF], as well as the Board's Terms of Reference (By-Law P-100) [PDF].
The Board of Police Commissioners Policy Manual provides further information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Board in fulfilling its mandate to provide civilian governance and oversight of police services provided within the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The Board of Police Commissioners normally meets on the first Wednesday of each month, at 4:00 p.m. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Check the calendar below, and the agenda (once available) to confirm the exact date and time for each meeting.
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The Subcommittee on Defunding the Police presented their report to the Board of Police Commissioners on January 17, 2022. Read the report and watch the meeting video. Learn more about the Subcommittee.
Statement from the Board of Police Commissioners regarding independent review
May 3, 2023 (Halifax, NS) – The Board of Police Commissioners for the Halifax Regional Municipality has commissioned an independent civilian review of the issues relating to the Board’s oversight, governance and policy responsibilities that arise out of the response by Halifax Regional Police (HRP) to protests on August 18, 2021.