Chief Robert A. Davis
Chief Davis began his career in 1990 with the Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Police Service as a Special Constable in the Auxiliary Unit while he was completing a Sociology degree and playing football for McMaster University.
Rob became a regular Constable when he joined the Six Nations Police Service in 1994, serving his home community of Six Nations. During that time he rose through the ranks, established several joint forces operations and championed the drive that led to Six Nations becoming the first Aboriginal Police Service in Canada to join the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario. This blazed the trail for all Aboriginal Police Services across Canada to join the Intelligence community and was instrumental in establishing the First Nations Organized Crime Initiative – Federal funding that made this possible.
Seeking personal challenges and career development, Rob joined the Nishawbe Aski Police in early 2005. He served as an Inspector in charge of their Northwest Region, overseeing the operation and administration of 17 detachments, including a Regional Headquarters and 15 detachments that were located on isolated and remote Reserves in the extreme northwest of Ontario.
He was seconded to the RCMP in 2006, serving at the Canadian Police College and contributing to the creation and delivery of courses designed to combat the impacts of gangs and organized crime on Aboriginal populations. In 2009, he returned to the Six Nations Police Service as an Inspector, then Acting Deputy Chief and was instrumental in the creation and operation of a multi-agency operation that targeted organized crime and auto-theft.
In 2011, Rob was sworn in as Chief of the Dryden Police Service, where he worked diligently with others to ensure the survival and sustainability of the Service. In 2015, he was sworn in as Chief of the Lethbridge Regional Police, where he introduced numerous programs that led the Province of Alberta, including leveraging technology to move policing from paper-based processes to electronic integration. He also introduced a community patrol program called The Watch.
On September 30, 2019, Rob was sworn in as Chief of Police for the Brantford Police Service. He is proud to be a Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and a recipient of the prestigious OACP & IPA Gimborn Scholarship for his dedication & efforts to combat gangs and organized crime.
Deputy Chief Jason Saunders
Deputy Chief Saunders graduated from Niagara College with a diploma in Law and Security Administration. He joined the Brantford Police Service in 2000, at the young age of 21. He joined the Brantford Police Service’s Emergency Response Team in 2004, where he excelled and became a Team Leader. After transferring to the Street Crime Unit in 2006, he was seconded to the Joint Forces Guns and Gangs Project. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2010, returning to platoons after a brief stint in the Criminal Investigation Section - Major Crime Unit. In 2014, he was transferred to the Training Section, where he was the driving force behind crucial program development and in a joint effort implemented Frontline Tasers. Between 2017 and 2018 he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and then Inspector. In 2019, he was named the Deputy Chief of the Brantford Police Service.
Described as a person who enhanced every section he was part of, Deputy Chief Saunders has received multiple commendations throughout his career, and has been awarded two Exemplary Service Awards. He is completing his Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree at Athabasca University. He is a true professional, who displays excellent leadership skills, dedication, a strong work ethic and compassion, which will serve him well in his new role of Deputy Chief.