Glen Grant. TC Media file photo.
CORNWALL, Ontario - Councillor Glen Grant has been appointed to Cornwall's Police Services Board.
He and Mayor Bernadette Clement will likely be the municipal government's two representatives on the important body that provides oversight to the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS).
Grant is a veteran councillor, having served on Council for 12 years. He returned to Council in the 2018 election after a four-year hiatus.
"I've always had an interest in policing," said Grant, who explained that his eyesight kept him from a career with the RCMP. "It's something I've been interested in for a while. I just want to look at the safety of our community."
Grant said that he has no agenda going into his new position on the board, but acknowledged that the CCPS is in a time of change with a newly appointed Chief and Deputy Chief, as well this week the CCPS brought on six new recruits.
Before the board meets, the province of Ontario needs to appoint two of its own members to the board, and Mayor Clement needs to appoint one member from the community. Grant said that he expects the board to be fully constituted this week.
For the 2014-2018 term of Council, the municipal government was represented on the Police Services Board by longtime councillor Andre Rivette, who did not seek re-election, and former Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy.