In Ontario, every Police Service must have a Police Services Board to provide civilian governance and accountability. The Cornwall  Police Services Board assumes the role of policy direction and administration of policing in our community. Among its many specific duties, the Board determines general organizational objectives and priorities, establishes policies and oversees the ethical conduct of the organization.

Information about the Board

The Board, which oversees the policies, goals and objectives of the Police Service, is comprised of: 

Community Representative:

  • Mrs. Martha Woods

Provincial Appointees:

  • Mr. Michel Payette
  • Mr. William E. Beattie

City Council Appointee

  • Mayor Glen Grant

  • Mrs. Elaine MacDonald (Chair of the Board)


  • Mrs. Elyse Lauzon-Alguire

The Board usually meets on the first Thursday of each month (except July and August) at 9:30 a.m. Most business is conducted during the 'open' portion of the meeting to which the public is welcome to attend. An in-camera meeting is held afterwards. The Board is currently meeting at the Cornwall Civic Complex (Salon B) to allow for proper physical distancing.  Any changes to the date or location will be posted.

Members of the public are welcome to join the open portion of the Board meeting either in-person (following the COVID-19 protocols as outlined below) or may join virtually using the link included in the individual meeting notices. 

Please note the City of Cornwall has implemented a Vaccination Policy which comes into effect October 1, 2021.  As a result, anyone attending the CPS open board meeting at the Civic Complex will be required to show full proof of vaccination.  Any members of the media or members of the public will be required to show proof of vaccination when arriving at the Complex – someone will be at the front door.  A medical exemption can allow someone access, but they must provide a written note from the physician of Registered Nurse Practitioner.


2021 Meeting Dates:

 Meeting Documents

If you require a copy of any Open Board Meeting supporting documents, please contact the board by email here.

Contact Information

Cornwall Police Services Board
340 Pitt St., Second Floor
P.O. Box 875
Cornwall, Ontario
K6H 5T7
(613) 933-5000 ext. 2469