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Applications now being accepted for Ottawa police chief position

Applications will be accepted until August 31.
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The hat of an Ottawa Police Service officer.

Starting August 3, interested applicants can submit their applications to become the chief of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS).

The opportunity is advertised through the Odgers Berndtson website, the firm retained by the Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) to run the search.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for a transformational leader to come forward and apply to lead the members of the Ottawa Police Service,” state board chair and West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry. “After completing our community consultation, we know there are high expectations for the chief of police and our board is committed to selecting the best candidate who can help rebuild the trust and confidence of the service and the public.”

As part of the recruitment process, the board solicited input from Ottawa residents on the next chief of police through a community engagement strategy developed and implemented by Hefid Solutions. The final report on the findings was presented to the board at its monthly meeting on July 25 and is available online.

Applications will be accepted until August 31. The board is planning to hold interviews in late September/early October.

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and related information to or through the links above.


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