Chief of Police

Deadline: June 22, 2023

Blood Tribe Police Service provides community policing services to one of the largest Indigenous communities in Canada: which is located in the Blackfoot Treaty 7 area. The Blood Tribe Police Service is a fully autonomous police agency that currently employs approximately 65 staff members.

The Blood Tribe Police Services is guided by the principles of KAINAISINNI, while implementing values such as Kimmapiiyipitsinni (compassion), Iiyika’kimat (perseverence), Ainnaikowa (respect). Also; maintaining public safety within the community and building a culturally appropriate Blackfoot police service.

The Chief of Police for the Blood Tribe Police Service is appointed by the Blood Tribe Police Commission. The Chief of Police supervises the administrative, operational and policing functions of the organization. The Chief of Police is responsible for implementing the strategic direction, vision and continuous improvement for the Blood Tribe Police Service as established by the Commission.

The Chief of Police shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities and in accordance with any requirements of the Blood Tribe Police Bylaw or the funding agreement.

Essential Functions:

  • Governs Blood Tribe Police Service operations.
  • Supervise the development and success of the police service strategic plan.
  • Promotes and participates in the development of the policies and procedures for the Blood Tribe Police Service mandated by law to ensure efficient operation of the service and to implement directives from the Blood Tribe Police Commission.
  • Plans and implements the law-enforcement program for the Blood Tribe Reserve number 148, 148A, and additions to the Blood Reserve. As guided by the policies and goals established by the Blood Tribe Police Commission, encompassing a review of service performance, effectiveness, to formulate programs and/or policies to alleviate deficiencies.
  • Supports and participates in the preparation and presentation of annual budgets for the Blood Tribe Police Service. Directs the implementation of the Blood Tribe Police Service budget.
  • Direct the development and maintenance of systems records and legal documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of the Blood Tribe Police Service operations.
  • Prepare and submit reports to the Police Commission upon request regarding the services activities and a variety of other reports as appropriate.
  • Meet with elected or appointed officials, other law enforcement officials, community representatives, business representatives, and the public on all aspects of the Blood Tribe Police Service activities.
  • Keep up on current trends in the field and represent the Blood Tribe Police Service at a local, municipal, regional, provincial, and national levels.
  • Cooperate with First Nations, provincial and federal law enforcement agencies as appropriate.
  • Coordinate activities with supervisors and other Blood Tribe departments. Exchange information with officers in other enforcement agencies, the crown prosecutors, and other government agencies.
  • Obtain advice from the Blood Tribe legal advisor, court administrator, and crown prosecutors office regarding cases, policy, and procedures.
  • Ensure that laws and ordinances are enforced in that public peace and safety is maintained.
  • Maintaining and developing accountability and positive relationships within the Blood Tribe community and surrounding communities. Ensure awareness on police service initiatives decisions and policies.
  • Any other duties as required.

Reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  • Ethical conduct.
  • Communication proficiency.
  • Leadership.
  • Stress management/ Composure.
  • Time management.
  • Problem solving /analysis.
  • Decision making.
  • Diversity and Inclusion awareness.
  • Project management.
  • Personal effectiveness/ integrity

Supervisory Responsibility

Exercises supervision over all Blood Tribe Police Service staff directly or through subordinate supervisors.

Position type:

This is a full-time Contract Position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM. Occasional evenings and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of 15 years experience in the field of policing: three years of which at the senior management level.
  • Knowledge of Blackfoot culture: language and traditions; Kainaisinni
  • Knowledge of the United Nations declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
  • Knowledge of the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations.
  • Federal and provincial laws, Blood Tribe bylaws: and BTPS policies and procedures
  • Law enforcement practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of the service’s strategic priorities, mission, vision, and values.


  • A degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or closely related field. Or a master’s degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a closely related field.
  • Or the ability to demonstrate a combination of experience, education, and training equivalency.

Additional Requirements:

  • A valid class 5 drivers’ license
  • The ability to meet the services’ physical standards.
  • The ability to pass a reliable enhanced security clearance.

What We Offer / Compensation:

  • Professional Learning and Development.
  • Positive Inclusive Indigenous and Diversified Workplace Culture.
  • Registered Pension Plan and Comprehensive Benefits Package.
  • A compensation package will be negotiated based on education and experience.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position please submit a resume, a cover letter, and three references by e-mail to: [email protected] no later then: June 22, 2023.

Please clearly and concisely demonstrate how your qualifications meet the advertised requirements including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applicants will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please email [email protected]