Director of Public Safety

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 looking to hire a Director of Public Safety.


As the Director of the Public Safety Department, you will be responsible for the overall success of the department and its five divisions: Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Public Security, volunteer Citizens on Patrol (vCOP), Dispatch Centre and Emergency Preparedness. You are responsible for strategic planning, medium- and long-term projects, budget management and supervising the two Division Chiefs in the department.

As a member of the senior management team, you participate in large multidisciplinary projects and contribute to the success of the city, the department, its employees and its volunteers.


Key responsibilities:

  • Provide senior leadership for the department and the Division Chiefs
  • Establish goals and objectives for the department and its members
  • Coordinate and communicate with the City Council, other city departments and external partners, including the SPVM, Urgences-santé, SIM and others
  • Ensure that information flows in all directions across the department and that resident issues are answered in a timely manner
  • Develop and ensure respect of the department budget
  • Responsible for the Emergency Preparedness Plan, programs and training
  • Respond to and command local resources at major incidents
  • Plan special events and develop service orders
  • Assess performance indicators and implement measures to achieve them
  • Develop workplace health and safety policies and standards as needed
  • Ensure volunteer recognition programs
  • Perform any related tasks


Employment criteria:

  • Five years’ experience in a senior management role in pre-hospital emergency services, law enforcement, security, emergency planning or similar
  • Certification as a first responder (MSSS level 3) or equivalent, or able to obtain it within a reasonable delay
  • Experience in managing volunteers and knowledge of the municipal setting
  • Desirable university degree in a related field
  • Able to multitask and handle high stress situations
  • Bilingual English / French, spoken and written
  • Class 4A driver’s license, or able to obtain it in a reasonable delay


Salary and benefits:

As per the management policies and procedures manual.



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 March 22, 2019 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.

The masculine form is used for the sole purpose of simplifying the text and no discrimination is intended.

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