Help with the recruitment process of Hamilton’s next police chief

This article, from February 4, has details on a community survey to help appoint a new police chief.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With Chief Eric Girt set to retire from the Hamilton Police Service this month, the Police Services Board has begun the various steps required to identify and select a new Chief of Police.  

To assist the Board in the selection process, the consulting firm Odgers Berndtson has been engaged. 

For more details, please continue reading below…

An essential first step in the selection process is to develop an appreciation for the challenges and opportunities facing the Hamilton Police Service today and over the coming years. 

With that as a context, the Board will establish priorities for the incoming Chief, as well as measures of success.  This will enable the Board, with the assistance of Odgers Berndtson, to develop a meaningful candidate profile in terms of leadership approach and qualifications.

The Board would like to invite members of the Hamilton community to provide their input into this critical appointment.  A confidential survey has been created by Odgers Berndtson for this purpose.  To access the survey please go to:

The survey will be open until February 12, 2021.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Ward 8 office here.