Oakville Local and Regional Councillor Jeff Knoll has been re-elected Chair of the Halton Police Board. Councillor Knoll was elected during the Board’s meeting on Thursday, January 27th. Ingrid Hann, who was appointed to the Halton Police Board as the Region’s civilian appointee on October 29, 2020, was re-elected as Vice-Chair. This is Ms. Hann’s second appointment to the Halton Police Board where she previously served from 2017-2019 as the provincial appointee.
“I am honoured to be re-elected to serve as Chair of the Halton Police Board. This term we will continue to focus on refining governance policies and finding new ways to reach out to the community to better understand their needs and expectations for our police service. This is going to be an important year as we prepare to develop our next strategic plan for 2024-2027. We have a lot to do and I am ready for another year of progress and innovation,” he said.
Chief Steven Tanner remarked, “As Chief of Police, our senior command team works closely with the Halton Police Board, and the Chair, in particular, to ensure we meet both our community’s needs and expectations of a modern and progressive police service. We look forward to working closely in a continued positive relationship with Chair Knoll and Vice-Chair Hann throughout 2022.”
Councillor Jeff Knoll was appointed by Halton Regional Council to the Halton Police Board in 2012. He has served as Oakville’s Ward 5 Regional and Town Councillor since he was first elected in 2000. As a local entrepreneur and employer, Councillor Knoll is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Film.Ca Cinemas in Oakville. In addition to serving as a member of the Police Board, Councillor Knoll serves as Chair of the Oakville Public Library.
Chair Knoll’s full bio is available here