UCCM APS – Chief of Police Career Opportunity



Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater Island in the world and has been home to the United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM) Anishnaabe Police Service since its’ first tripartite policing agreement in October 1995. 

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service area consists of the six member First Nations of the UCCMM Tribal Council; these communities are Aundeck Omni Kaning, M’Chigeeng, Sheguiandah, Sheshegwaning, Whitefish River, and Zhiibaahaasing. These communities have a combined population of approximately 2,500 permanent residents. Tourism on Manitoulin Island is popular during the summer, and this dramatically increases the seasonal population for both the service area and the Island as a whole. The six First Nation communities are geographically dispersed over 100 miles from east to west. Due to this fact, police officers of UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service effectively conduct highway patrol when travelling and responding to calls for service from one community to another. 

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service has an authorized strength of 20 sworn officers and 8 civilian staff. The Chief of Police will be active in the development of strategic and business processes within the framework and priorities identified by UCCM Police Services Commission’s philosophy, vision and mission. The police governing authority, the UCCM Police Services Commission, plays a very important and active role in the recruitment, selection, and management of police personnel, and the opportunity to instill the importance of cultural values into their most valued resource – the police service’s staff – is what has persevered and guided the organization in the past and will continue to do so in the future. 

Summary of Qualifications: 

  • • Minimum of 10 years in law enforcement and at least five (5) years of supervisory experience in community policing, including staff sergeant qualification or greater. 
  • • Personnel records must indicate exemplary status with no form of discipline in the past three (3) years. 
  • • Thorough knowledge and sensitivity to the diversity of Anishnaabe peoples, organizations, communities and culture with an exceptional commitment to Anishnaabe restorative justice principles along with a balanced, integrated services approach to public safety and community wellness; 
  • • Excellent leadership skills and abilities, ability to exercise professional judgment in complex and sensitive situations; managing and implementing change as necessary; 
  • • Proven political insight, which includes knowledge of Federal, Provincial, and First Nation government systems and processes 
  • • Ability to multi-task in a high stress and time driven environment; 
  • • Demonstrates excellent public relations, public speaking, interpersonal and negotiation skills; ability to effectively mediate problems for solutions within an Anishnaabe cultural context 
  • • Ability to utilize analytical skills in a variety of environments to identify problems, analyse options, and determine the best possible solution; 
  • • Excellent computer skills to learn a variety of software applications for the use of daily duties; 
  • • Knowledge and understanding of fiscal management and financial responsibility; 
  • • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications. 

Other Important Information to Be Submitted with Your Application: 

  • • Cover letter and resume, as well as three letters of reference must be provided; (2 work related, 1 character reference) 
  • • Copy of Ontario Police College Basic Training Certificate Level II 
  • • Results of OPC or Staff Sergeant Accreditation, Senior Police Accreditation 
  • • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification; 
  • • Completed Application Form, Medical and Vision Form and Consent and Release of Liability Form; (available on our website at www.uccmpolice.com) 
  • • McNeil Self-Disclosure Report; and any other documentation for consideration. 

Term of Employment: 

  • • This is an indefinite term contract position based on funding and performance. 


  • • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience, comprehensive benefits and relocation package to be negotiated. 

Apply for this position by November 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM to: 

Attn: Peter Nahwegahbo, Chair, Police Commission 

U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service 

5926 Hwy 540, Box 332 

M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0 


Incomplete, faxed, emailed or late packages will not be considered. Thank you for applying but only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

For a detailed job description please contact Irene Altiman, Executive Assistant, 705-377-7135 

Given the traditional practices of the Anishnaabe, from time to time wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines including tobacco, sweet grass, sage, or cedar may occur in the workplace