Updated on November, 20 2014

The Police Governing Authority (PGA) is the employer of the Anishinabek Police Service (APS). Each member (16) First Nation appoints a representative to the PGA. It is the responsibility of the PGA to:

* Set the objectives of the APS

* Select and appoint members from the PGA to the identified committees: operational, finance and discipline

* Develop policies and procedures for the APS included but not limited to such areas as, recruitment, training, promotion, community-based policing, finance and administration

* Maintain a process for dealing with public complaints

* Maintain a communication process with Chief and Council to give or obtain information related to the police service

* Maintain an APS code of conduct to deal with discipline matters for officers and civilian staff and continue the merit system for the regard of outstanding service of officers and civilian staff

* Ensure that the APS organization and personnel are provided with such offices, cells, vehicles, equipment and uniforms needed to provide effective and efficient policing services

* Select a chairperson from among its members and meet not less than quarterly

* Consider recommendations from Chief and Council, local policing committees and the Police Chief on matters which are in the APS agreement and are under the jurisdiction of the PGA

Our current PGA members are:

Jeffrey Jacobs, PGA Chair, Curve Lake First Nation
John Kwissiwa, Pic Mobert First Nation
Tom Bressette, Kettle & Stony Point First Nation
Celia Echum, Ginoogaming First Nation
Arthur Fisher, Pic River First Nation
Doug Chevrier, Nipissing First Nation
Valda Lesperance, Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinabek
William Diabo, Magnetawan First Nation
Wyatt Bannon, Fort William First Nation
Denise Restoule, Dokis First Nation
Ted Roque, Wahnapitae First Nation
Karry Sandy McKenzie, Beausoleil First Nation
Lyle Sayers, Garden River First Nation
Warren Tabobondung, Wasausking First Nation
Nelson Toulouse, Sagamok Anishinawbek
Wayne Pamajewon, Shawanaga First Nation