Employment Opportunity – Chief of Police


Position:                              Chief of Police
Employment Term:         Full-time Contract – 3 years – extension(s) TBD
Accountable to:                Police Services Board of Directors
Reports to:                         Chair, Police Services Board of Directors
Location:                             Rama Police Service Headquarters


Summary of Function: 

Consistent with the organization’s Values and Mission, the Chief of Police works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to develop strategic priorities of the police service and to implement and evaluate strategic and operational plans.  The Chief of Police is accountable to the Rama Police Services Board for the general administration and operation of the Rama Police Service, including financial and human resources management and community and media relations.  The Chief of Police is also responsible for the execution of the Board’s policies and administrative directives, through the use of intelligence-led and problem-oriented policing strategies, programs and tactics.  The Chief of Police develops and sustains effective relationships and ongoing communications with various leaders, organizations, governments and the Police Services Board. 



Skills and Abilities:

o     Must possess philosophies and beliefs that are not inconsistent with local Chippewa customs and culture and must be respectful of and sensitive to the history and needs of Chippewa persons.

o   Must have demonstrated success in gaining and sustaining the confidence and respect of a growing community and well-trained, self-administered police service.

o   Must have demonstrated ability to provide support, direction and leadership in developing and improving community partnerships, improving police and law enforcement services to a growing community; in developing programs to prevent crime and protect the life and property of people who live, play, work, or travel through Rama First Nation.

o   Must have demonstrated ability to generate, impart or achieve clear and meaningful strategies to support the Vision of Rama Police Service.

o   Must have demonstrated ability to communicate and problem solve, relate with others, and effectively represent the Rama Police Service at all local, provincial, national and international levels.

o   Must have demonstrated competency at the required level for Chiefs (outlined in the Police Sector Council Policing Competency Dictionary) in change management, community and media relations, decision making, ethical accountability, financial management, fostering relationships, public accountability, public safety and strategic management.

Education, Experience and Other Requirements:

o   Must have at a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business administration or related field and/or a combination of experience, education and training

o   Must have advanced knowledge of:

o   law enforcement, legislation and policy regarding public safety

o   national and international policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends

o   community policing and community relations

o   current law enforcement management theory and administrative standards

o   budgeting and financial practices applicable to law enforcement

o   governance structures, role and responsibilities and strategic management

o   leadership styles and practices

o   A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible law enforcement supervisory/managerial experience; which must include human resources management, financial management including budget preparation, exceptional decision-making skills; political acuity; experience dealing with media and community relations; working within governance structures.

o   Demonstrate knowledge of organizational purpose – why the police service exists;

o   Demonstrate an ability to identify how the position of Chief of Police relates to the police service vision, mission, guiding principles and strategic priorities.

o   Must be able to demonstrate a superior level of knowledge of First Nations Communities and Cultures and oversee the implementation of effective, efficient and culturally sensitive police services.

o   Participate in personal professional development learning opportunities

o   Must be a Canadian citizen

o   Must possess a valid Canadian driver’s license in good standing

o   Must have current First Aid and CPR Certificates

o   Must be of good moral character and habits (viewed as trustworthy and having integrity)

o   Have no criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted

o   Must meet the requirements of the Ontario Police Service Act


This is a definite term contract position for 3 years (extension(s) TBD), with an anticipated start date of October 1st, 2018.  The start and end dates will be confirmed in the employment contract.

SALARY:                               To Be Negotiated with the Police Service Board of Directors

DEADLINE:                          Please forward (by mail or email), a resume and cover letter including 2 (two) letters of reference, copy of a valid Driver’s Licence, copy of Security Clearance Check, Copy of First Aid/CPR Certification, to be received at Rama Police Service no later than June 22nd, 2018, 12:00 p.m..

PLEASE NOTE:                  The success applicant will be required to have a medical/physical examination completed by applicant’s physician at the applicant’s expense.







Rama Police Service
Attn:  Ms. Sheri Kay, Board Chair
7450 Williams Road, Rama, ON  L3V 6H6

Phone: (705) 325-7773
email:  sheriwlsn@yahoo.ca


(705) 325-6164

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. 

Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply,
preference will be given to members of Rama First Nation


other First Nations members.