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Belleville Police Service

Chief of Police

The City of Belleville has a population of 56,000 and was ranked the fourth best city to live in Canada by Maclean’s. Located on the north shore of the beautiful Bay of Quinte and nestled between Quinte West and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, the City of Belleville has grown by 10% in just six years. The Belleville Police Service is a team of 94 sworn officers, 54 full-time and 15 part-time civilian support staff, 12 auxiliary members and an active group of community policing volunteers, all serving in partnership with our community.

The Belleville Police Services Board is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police. The Chief of Police is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Belleville Police Service, reporting to and receiving direction from the Board.  The Chief of Police is the senior law enforcement official who inspires and models public safety leadership within the Belleville Police and throughout the community. The Chief of Police leads and administers the Belleville Police and oversees its operations, in pursuit of attaining the Board’s strategic objectives and complying with other Board direction. The Chief of Police is accountable for the actions, inactions and communications of the members of the Belleville Police, as well as the associated outcomes and any other consequences.  

The Chief of Police will be the professional, ethical and inclusive role model of and for the Belleville Police.  The Chief will have a proven track-record of fostering an environment of transparency, fairness, trust, and collaboration, while communicating in a manner that promotes understanding, respect, and effectiveness. The Chief will be a proven enabler who will demonstrate visible leadership across the organization, providing members with a clear sense of direction, leaning into opportunities to create seamless and effective community partnerships and innovative delivery of police services. The Chief must be a seasoned communicator, able to convey a positive image of the Belleville Police to the public, to stakeholders and in the media.

The Belleville Police Services Board is seeking candidates with a respected and distinguished track record in senior/executive leadership roles in one or more municipal policing services/detachments in Canada. To receive full consideration, candidates who wish to apply should submit applications in full confidence, complete with resume, cover letter and the contact information for at least three references, no later than 24 June 2024 by email to Board Secretary Mary Ann Ker at bps.board@bellevilleps.ca. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Consistent with the values and objectives of the City of Belleville, the Belleville Police Services Board is committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and especially welcomes applications from candidates who self-identify as women, indigenous, Black, or belonging to other racialized (persons of colour) communities, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+.