Police Services Board
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Board oversees municipal policing in our community. The board currently has six members; two municipal appointees, two provincial appointees, a community representative and board administrator. To contact the board please call the board administrator, Sarah Miles, at 705-949-6300 ext. 343.
Chair - Municipal Appointee
Lisa grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Laurentian University and attained her Not-for-Profit Management designation from St. Clair College. She joined her first Board of Directors at the age of 18, and has remained dedicated to the charitable sector ever since from both her voluntary involvement and career development. She has led multiple organizations in a Director level capacity in various communities in Ontario and Colorado and was elected to City Council in Sault Ste. Marie in October of 2018. Lisa is the newest member of the Police Services Board with her term commencing in 2019.
Vice Chair - Provincial Appointee
John has been a member of the Police Services Board since 2015. He is a retired Superintendent of Education from the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board with 37 year of service. As Superintendent, John's portfolio included Safe Schools, Human Resources, including contract negotiations, and oversight of the IT department. Most recently, John has accepted a position with SalDan Developments. John brings a wealth of experience and community involvement. He looks forward to continuing to serve the people of Sault Ste. Marie and giving back to this community.
Ian has a long history with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Board having been a member off and on since 2005, including having previously served as Board Chair. He is a retired Regional Advertising Director with 40 years in the Newspaper Industry. He also has 50 years of experience with coaching soccer at all levels, is the former director of The SSM Chamber of Commerce, a member of SSM Medal of Merit Committee, a past member of The SSM Community Service Board, Honorary Life Member Sault Amateur Soccer Association, past Master and DDGM of The Masonic Fraternity, President of The Sault Shrine Club, member of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25, Director of The SSM Humane Society.
Rick is the Director of Human Resources and Corporate Communications at Sault College and has been a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Board since 2016. Rick has a demonstrated history of working with senior levels of management and is accomplished human resources professional with experience in all aspects of the field. He also has demonstrated his commitment to the community with a variety of non-profit volunteer experiences.
Matthew is a City Councillor, Lawyer, and a municipal-appointee to the Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Board. Matthew was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Algoma University, and subsequently his law degree (LL.B) from the University of Ottawa, then his Master of Laws (LL.M) from Osgoode Hall Law School. Matthew has worked as a Lawyer at the Wishart Law Firm since 2012. He was elected to City Council in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He and his wife, Jenna, have two sons named Hudson and Maxwell, and a Westie dog named Maple.
Sarah grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is currently an employee with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, working in Investigation Services. She has occupied a wide variety of positions within the Service, including having provided administrative support to Executive Management. Sarah has served as the Board Administrator since 2016.