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Police Services Board announces Chief of Police search

Thursday, March 13, 2014   by: Staff



The Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Board is pleased to announce that the formal process for the selection of a Chief of Police is now underway. 

The Board is searching for an experienced law enforcement executive, equipped with leadership skills to energize, motivate, and guide a complement of 137 sworn personnel and 43 full-time professional support staff. 

Working with the Police Services Board, staff, volunteers, the Police Association, and the community, our new Chief will continue to enhance the creditability of the Service, building partnerships to provide effective, coordinated solutions to issues of concern.

To assist the Board in the selection process, the search firm of Odgers Berndtson has been engaged. 

Chair Ian MacKenzie noted that, Odgers Berndtson has assisted other Boards in the appointment of senior police executives across Canada. 

Selection will be based on qualifications developed through a review of the needs of the Service and the Community.


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David Poluck 3/13/2014 11:14:18 AM Report

If it was possible I would like to see the job of police chief be an elected by the people position.
THE RELIC 3/13/2014 11:17:29 AM Report

What about recently retired OPP Commissioner Lewis!!!
Outside Observer 3/13/2014 11:50:00 AM Report

Cedric Daniels.
Dixiepup 3/13/2014 12:28:47 PM Report

Good job to go to outside reviewer. Then the naysayers about the dept. cannot say it was any kind of favouritism if a local candidate is chosen.
fullstringer 3/13/2014 1:05:57 PM Report

To the Relic, Since when did Lewis retire? better check your facts?
LAWL 3/13/2014 1:25:08 PM Report

ROFL you pay a firm to help you find a police chief. That is the most stupid thing I have ever seen money being wasted on. Why not hire from within? I would love to see how much this service costs. Bah does not matter, you guys are not paying for it anyways.
asp 3/13/2014 1:25:35 PM Report

I have to agree with Mr. Plock about having the Chief of Police position an elected position. I feel that Chief Davis did a great job, and will be hard to replace him. Good luck Chief Davis and enjoy you retirement.
Powerwise 3/13/2014 1:26:07 PM Report

I believe Miss Marisa Belsito would be a good fit for this position.
LAWL 3/13/2014 1:29:25 PM Report

Another point, what does the 43 full time "professional" support staff do? They can't post to other police departments?
GoulaisMa*Pa 3/13/2014 1:31:06 PM Report

Powerwise 3/13/2014 1:43:02 PM Report

We need a no-nonsense type of chief, somebody with an impeccable system of morals, somebody with the drive and motivation to do what is RIGHT for the COMMUNITY.

Pick somebody you'd be proud to show to the world, somebody worth the title of Chief of Police: PICK MARISA BELSITO!!!!!
Javaman 3/13/2014 4:37:07 PM Report

Hire from within IF there is a suitable need to spend money on an outside firm to tell you about the people you work with everyday. If no one an ad...foget wasting money on an agency.
Beej 3/13/2014 11:19:13 PM Report

You can't pick yourself pw
GoulaisMa*Pa 3/14/2014 9:12:43 AM Report

Any anonymous commenter providing names of individuals and proceeding to accuse them of illegal activity, should never be allowed to post.
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