(January 23, 2017 - Saskatoon SK): Two civilian members of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners have been elected to leadership positions with the civic board that provides oversight of the Saskatoon Police Service.
Commissioner Darlene Brander has been elected as Chair of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners, as she was for 2016. Commissioner Carolanne Inglis-McQuay has been elected Vice-Chair. Both appointments took effect at the January 11, 2017 Police Commission meeting.
Also serving on the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners are Mayor Charlie Clark, Councillor Darren Hill and newly appointed Councillor Mairin Loewen.
Commissioner Brander stated, “It is gratifying to have the other Commissioners again put their trust in me, as a civilian Commissioner, to chair the Board. I believe this decision reflects their sincere desire to ensure that we fulfill one of our core responsibilities, that being to act as a conduit with the community.”
“The fact that the Commissioners concurrently voted to have civilian Commissioner Inglis-McQuay take on the responsibilities of Vice-Chair reinforces the Police Commission’s role in providing Police Service oversight on behalf of the public.”
Mayor Charlie Clark, a member of the Saskatoon Police Commission, added, “As City Councillors, we appreciate the commitment of our two civilian Board members. In particular, we value the leadership positions that Commissioner Brander and Commissioner Inglis-McQuay have assumed. This is, to the best of my knowledge, the first time that civilian members of the Police Commission have taken on the responsibilities associated with being Chair and Vice-Chair. That speaks volumes about the obligation this Board feels about its conduit role, connecting the public with the Saskatoon Police Service.”
The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners has also completed its “2016 in Review” report, capturing key strategic initiatives. The report is posted to its website at saskatoonpolicecommission.com.
Commissioner/Chair Darlene Brander, through the City Clerk’s Office at 306-975-3240
Commissioner/Mayor Charlie Clark at 306-972-3202