45 Exhibition Drive, Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A6
Tel: 902-543-2464   Fax: 902-543-7478
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The Bridgewater Board of Police Commissioners has a critical role as a civilian governing body of Bridgewater Police Service.

Responsibilities of the Police Commission under the Police Act include:

  • provide civilian governance on behalf of Council in relation to the enforcement of law, the maintenance of law and the order and prevention of crime in the municipality;
  • provide the administrative direction, organization and policy required to maintain an adequate, effective and efficient police department;
  • determine, in consultation with the chief officer, priorities, objectives and goals respecting police services in the community;
  • ensure the chief officer establishes programs and strategies to implement the priorities, objectives and goals respecting police services;
  • ensure that the community needs and values are reflected in policing priorities, objectives, goals, programs and strategies;
  • ensure that police services are delivered in a manner consistent with community values, needs and expectations; and
  • act as a conduit between the community and the police service providers;

Police Commission Membership

The current Bridgewater Board of Police Commissioners includes:

  • David Walker
    (Chair) Citizen Rep
  • David Mitchell
    Mayor / Council Rep
  • Jennifer McDonald
    Councillor
  • Virginia Oickle
    Citizen Appointee
  • Darren Lipsett
    Vice Chair / DOJ Appointee
  • Fay Patey
    Citizen Appointee
  • Wayne Thorburne
    Councillor

Contact the Police Commission

To contact the Bridgewater Police Commission please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdf Policy & Procedures (1.51 MB)

Below are the minutes from previous Police Commission meetings. These meetings are held on a monthly basis on the first Monday of each month.