19 March 2012



Executive Director, Ottawa Police Services Board



Chief of Police, Ottawa Police Service







That the Ottawa Police Services Board receive this report for information.





The Board has requested quarterly updates on the assignment of Senior Officers within the Ottawa Police Service.





Annex A outlines the various Directorates to which the Senior Officers are assigned, as of March 1, 2012.  The staffing activity at this level in the organization has a critical impact on the members.  Specifically, the members see the potential for growth and movement while simultaneously being aware of the importance of our leadership paradigm of maintaining service provision at levels expected by the Board, the members and the community we serve. 


Since the last report, the number of senior officer positions has increased by one.  The position of Legal Counsel is now included within the Senior Officers’ Association. 


There are currently four (4) individuals in acting assignments.  These staffing actions serve to ensure uninterrupted support for operations with the added benefit of providing developmental opportunities for these individuals.  Two of the acting assignments are to backfill positions in the service delivery model.  The remaining two are for projects:  1) the Collision Reporting Centre Project, which is expected to continue to May 2012; and 2) the Core Service Review Project, expected to continue to July 2012. 


There is one civilian vacancy in Corporate Support:  the Director, Information and Technology Services.  This position is currently filled until June 30, 2012 by Mr. Lewis Cardin, a temporary employee.   




This report identifies the substantive positions to which civilian and sworn Senior Officers are assigned.  Secondments and assignments are also captured in the data to provide a complete picture of the range of functions undertaken by this group.  The report also provides the Board with an understanding of the number of staffing changes that typically occur at this level.   The Board should be reassured that the staffing decisions impacting the assignment of Senior Officers are made with due consideration of the need for consistency in leadership wherever possible, as well as minimizing any potential impacts to staff and service provision levels.




(Original signed by)


Charles Bordeleau

Chief of Police


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