The Corman Park Police Board of Police Commissioners is seeking a collaborative policing professional with a proven ability to guide the Police Service.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Board and RCMP Detachments to optimize police services to meet the challenging needs of the Rural Municipality of Corman Park.  The candidate will lead the organization to be innovative; enhance the relationship between surrounding agencies; and build a climate of integrity and trust across the Service.

The Rural Municipality of Corman Park (R.M.) is a rapidly growing rural municipality surrounding the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, as well as the Towns of Dalmeny, Langham, and Osler. As the Province’s most populated R.M., Corman Park is home to an estimated 10,000 residents within 800 square miles, serviced by 1100 miles of municipal roadway. Corman Park has a diverse economy and population, ranging from agricultural producers, to acreage owners, and commercial businesses, with a strong rural/urban community atmosphere.

Corman Park residents are served by a two-tiered policing model between the RCMP and Corman Park Police Service.  Warman RCMP have jurisdiction for areas north of the South Saskatchewan River and on all criminal offences, Saskatoon RCMP have jurisdiction for areas south of the South Saskatchewan River and on all criminal offences, and Corman Park Police has jurisdiction for the Municipality enforcing provincial statutes, RM bylaws, and crimes they find in progress.

The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of, and experience with, information management, human resources, the full range of law enforcement operations and possess a highly developed level of ethics, fairness, transparency, and accountability.  Additionally, the Chief will have strong financial management and budgeting skills.

To explore this exciting opportunity, please forward applications, in strictest confidence, directly to the RM of Corman Park Board of Police Commissioners at  kkolb@rmcormanpark.ca or by mail to: Board Secretary, RM of Corman Park Board of Police Commissioners, 111 Pinehouse Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 5W1.  Please ensure applications are marked: Police Commission Confidential and submitted on or before 4:00 p.m. on September 30, 2021.

 Only those applicants accepted for interviews will be contacted.

Position Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages, administers, and supervises all activities of the Police Service in accordance with provincial legislation, service policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Holds overall direct responsibility for the effective operation of the Corman Park Police Service, which includes recruitment, retention, evaluation, termination of employees, discipline, and morale
  • Manage and maintain positive relations with Municipal and Provincial Governments, civic administration, and community groups
  • Provide leadership and direction to members
  • In cooperation with the Board of Police Commissioners, set the policy and vision for Corman Park Police Service, both within the Service and within the community, inspiring confidence and engagement by Police Service members and community partners alike
  • Oversees policies and procedures for the operation of the Police Service
  • Continually monitors the operation of the Police Service programs and initiates changes which improve the effectiveness of crime prevention and enforcement of traffic and safety regulations
  • The Chief of Police shall also ensure the development of programs and training to provide and support an effective Police operation
  • Co-operates with Provincial and Federal Law Enforcement officers in all matters of common interest.
  • Prepares and recommends the annual operating budget to the Police Commission and has overall responsibility for Police Service expenditure control
  • Attends civic meetings and other public gatherings to explain the activities and functions of the Police Service and to address community needs
  • Represents the Police Service on boards and committees, serves as a spokesperson for the Police Service and, in all cases, maintains favourable public relations
  • Holds overall responsibility for the collection, dissemination, and security of police information
  • Assumes responsibility for compliance with Occupational Health and Safety requirements and processes as per Provincial Legislation and Police Service procedures

Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • have at least fifteen (15) years of policing experience and relevant education usually obtained through post-secondary degree(s) or equivalent work experience within the policing field.
  • have at least five (5) years of progressively responsible senior policing leadership and management experience with demonstrated accomplishments in business or process innovation.
  • possess proven leadership qualities.
  • demonstrated financial and business acumen
  • have a thorough knowledge of Saskatchewan Police Act 1990 and related legislation
  • possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills and good knowledge of relevant computer programs
  • have the physical fitness to perform the duties required of a management police position, the use of equipment commonly used by law enforcement officers and, from time to time, the essential job functions of a patrol officer

Term

The position will be under a 5-year contract, reviewable annually through a formal performance appraisal.

Salary and Benefits

The salary will be negotiable, based on qualifications and experience as well as comparisons with self-administered police services of similar size.  Workplace benefits and a pension plan will be provided.