Division Chief - Public Security and Citizens on Patrol

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is a dynamic municipality on the island of Montreal with a population of approximately 33,000. The city prides itself on providing the highest level of services to its residents at a reasonable cost. We are currently seeking to hire a Division Chief - Public Security and Citizens on Patrol. 


Role :

The Public Safety Department is comprised of a unique volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) first responder division, a full-time Public Security by-law enforcement division, a volunteer Citizens on Patrol (vCOP) division, a 24-hour Dispatch Centre and is responsible for emergency preparedness and response.

As the Division Chief – Public Security and vCOP, you will be responsible to grow, enhance and optimize these divisions, using best management practices. You will supervise, train, coordinate and communicate with the members of your team, in order to ensure excellent service to our citizens.

In conjunction with the Division Chief – EMS and Dispatch Centre, and under the supervision of the Director of Public Safety, you will ensure the cooperation and the proper functioning of the operations, taking into consideration the realities of unionized employees and volunteers.


Key responsibilities:

Develop and support the implementation of tools and projects aimed at improving the services offered

Follow the evolution of the teams and put in place performance indicators

Supervise all shifts (day, evening, overnight and weekends)

Ensure quality control and respond to complaints

Ensure the adherence to procedures and protocols by employees and volunteers

Respond to emergency calls as needed

Ensure the respect of workplace health and safety standards and procedures

Motivate volunteers and recognize their contributions

Support the Division Chief – EMS and Dispatch as needed

Support the integration of new projects

Plan the work schedule and process the payroll

Perform any related tasks


Employment criteria:

Five years experience in a management role in law enforcement, security or a related field

Class 4A driver’s license (Attach proof)

Experience in managing volunteers (an asset)

Knowledge of the municipal setting (an asset)

A University diploma or related degree (an asset) (Attach proof)

Ability to multitask and handle high stress situations

Bilingual English / French, spoken and written


Salary and benefits: As per the management policies and procedures manual


Schedule:Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 16:30

The employee will also be required to work outside normal hours during special events or other activities necessary for the proper functioning of the department.


To apply:

Please forward a copy of your resume accompanied by a cover letter by April 8th to:




We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

The City of Côte Saint-Luc operates an Equal Employment Program and, in this regard, we are committed to supporting inclusive diversity practices. We invite women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginals and people with disabilities to apply. People with disabilities are invited to tell us about their specific needs in order to plan accommodations for the selection process. In addition, the City recognizes the diplomas and relevant experience obtained outside Quebec. However, it is the candidate's responsibility to provide, when required, the comparative evaluation of studies issued by the Department of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion.

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