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Odgers Berndtson has been retained by the Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) to facilitate the search for a new Chief of Police for the Ottawa Police Service.  The Chief of Police will be responsible for providing leadership, including rebuilding the trust of the residents of Ottawa, particularly racialized and marginalized communities.  
 
As part of the search for a Chief of Police, Hefid Solutions is retained by Odgers Berndtson to engage the community. We want to hear directly from the residents of Ottawa as to the skills, abilities, experience, and qualities to be considered in the search for Ottawa’s next Chief of Police.  As part of the community engagement process, we are urging all residents of the City of Ottawa to participate in this important survey.
Rate each of the following characteristics in terms of importance in the selection of the new Ottawa Police Chief.

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* 1. Change Agent: Experience promoting and enabling organizational changes in a law enforcement setting by inspiring and influencing others.

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* 2. Experience in a Senior Leadership Position within a Police Service of a Similar Size: Experience addressing community safety concerns in the context of a large, culturally diverse rural, urban, and suburban service area.

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* 3. Focused on Community Partnerships: Collaborates with communities by developing and maintaining a range of relationships and partnerships in order to deliver police services.

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* 4. Capable Administrator: Skilled at budget, recruitment, labour and retention issues.

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* 5. High-Profile Incident Management: Ability to prepare for and manage policing responses to high-profile and/or large-scale incidents.

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* 6. Clear Communicator: Ability to communicate effectively with partners, stakeholders, media, and the broader community on a variety of topics and issues, including high-profile, complex, and controversial matters.

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* 7. Approachable and Empathic: Open and accessible leadership style, with an ability to relate to and solicit input from all stakeholders, particularly groups less trusting of police, such as racialized and marginalized communities.

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* 8. Culturally aware and sensitive to the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity, both within the workplace and in interactions with the community.

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* 9. Skilled at Interagency Coordination: Experience coordinating with other City departments and law enforcement agencies on issues of joint interest or concern. For example, RCMP, City of Ottawa Bylaw, OPP, the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Parliamentary Protective Service, etc.

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* 10. Morale Builder: Ability to influence by building and maintaining strong, positive morale in the workplace.

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* 11. Ethical Leader and Decision-Maker: Ability to lead and make decisions according to principles and values in support of the greater good, such as integrity, respect, trust, fairness, transparency, and honesty.

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* 12. Bilingual: Ability to communicate in both official languages, English and French

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* 13. Are there any other characteristics you would like to see in the next Ottawa Police Chief?

Deliverables for the next Ottawa Police Chief

Last year, when the Board and the Service conducted a survey to inform the draft 2022 budget, survey respondents were asked to identify the top three priorities for the OPS/OPSB over the next 1-3 years. The following list reflects the top themes that emerged from that survey.

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* 14. Of these priorities, which would you rate as the TOP THREE for the next Chief of Police to focus on (select up to three):

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* 15. Additional comments on the selection of the next Chief of Police for the Ottawa Police Service:

Tell us a bit about you

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* 16. What are the first three digits of your Postal Code?

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* 17. Do you work for Ottawa Police?

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* 18. Your Age Range

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* 19. What is your sexual orientation? (Select one)

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* 21. What is your gender?

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