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Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police

Brantford Police Service With a population of approximately 100,000, Brantford is a growing community in southwestern Ontario just west of the golden Horseshoe.  The City takes its name after Joseph Brant, an important Mohawk Chief, whose descendants and other First Nations citizens, live within the City and nearby on the Reserve of Six Nations of the Grand River, 20 kilometers from Brantford.  Brantford is proud of the educational institutions who have established campuses in the City, Wilfred Laurier University, Conestoga College, Mohawk College, all contributing to a vibrant and skilled community.  With the upcoming retirement of Chief Nelson and Deputy Dinner, the Brantford Police Service’s Board has commenced the search for successors who will build on the reputation for innovative leadership and community engagement for which the Service is recognized.  It is the intention of the Board to undertake these searches concurrently with the selection of the Chief to be finalized in advance of the Deputy appointment.

Chief of Police The new Chief will bring to the role a distinguished track record as a seasoned police executive, known for working in partnership with the community, for an innovative, business-oriented approach to the delivery of police services – and above all for a commitment to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.  As Chief, you will provide hands-on leadership and guidance to a service of 250 members – including 179 sworn officers – that is committed to continually evaluating the needs of the community; seeking out those who support the efforts of community safety and exploring innovative methods of addressing issues related to crime and disorder. You will be an engaged and visible member of the Brantford community, working with the Board, Council, community organizations and neighbouring police organizations including the Six Nations Police Service, to address the challenges facing this growing community. Experience within a leadership role in a modern, progressive police service, with a commitment to best practices in financial management and human resources will be essential for success.  Above all, you will be an enthusiastic and trusted leader who inspires accountability as the Service proactively embraces the opportunities in the coming years.

Deputy Chief To support the Chief in meeting the leadership needs in today’s challenging environment, the Deputy will work closely with staff, uniform and civilian creating an environment of trust and openness.  The Deputy Chief will be a role model for behaviour that is consistent with the principles and values of a professional, ethical and inclusive police service.  Success will require the experience and skills to be an effective, contributing member of the command team providing visible leadership across the organization and within the Community, enabling the Service to move forward with a clear sense of direction.  Representing the Chief and Service at community events and standing in for the Chief as required, the Deputy will bring a track record of leadership and communication skills essential for the demands of the role.

To explore these opportunities further, please direct all inquiries by email to Kristen Manning, Consultant at kristen.manning@odgersberndtson.com .   To be considered, your cover letter and resume should be submitted in confidence by April 15, 2019: Chief of Police: https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/15522 Deputy Chief of Police:  https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/15523 The Brantford Police Service is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Brantford Police Service throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with differing abilities.

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