- The Edmonton Police Commission (the “Commission”) is responsible for hiring and appointing the Deputy Chiefs of Police (“Deputy Chiefs”). This responsibility includes entering into any required employment contract with a Deputy Chief. However, the Commission delegates the hiring responsibility to the Chief of Police, with the understanding that the Chief will invite the Commission to nominate a member to any interview panel held within the hiring process for the Deputy Chiefs and also for the Chief Administrative Officer (recognizing that this is a key executive position that will materially affect the overall effectiveness of the Service, over which the Commission must govern).
2. The Commission also delegates to the Chief the responsibility to negotiate employment contracts with the Deputy Chiefs, subject to subsequent ratification of those contracts by the Commission. The employment contracts will contain standardized terms and conditions of employment as outlined in the template contract attached as Schedule “A”. The terms and conditions subject to negotiation between the Chief and Deputy Chiefs are:
- Term (Section 2.1): Term shall be between 2 years to 5 years.
- Salary (Section 8.1): The salary range must be within the range set by the ML5-BM1 salary grade in the City of Edmonton Management Salary Schedule, or the equivalent document set by the City of Edmonton, applicable the date that the agreement commences.
- Vacation (Section 10.1): Vacation shall be between 20 days to 30 days.
- Pension (Article 11): The Chief shall negotiate any reasonable terms and conditions related to the Deputy Chief’s pension entitlement depending on the terms of the pension, and the individual Deputy Chief’s particular circumstances. Any such terms and conditions shall be subject to the review and approval of the Commission, such approval the Commission may reasonably withhold.
3. The Deputy Chiefs of Police are not entitled to any additional compensation not included in the Deputy Chief’s employment contract, unless expressly permitted in writing by the Commission.
4. The Chief of Police shall bring all Deputy Chief employment contracts to the Commission following negotiation for review and approval. The Commission shall review and approve any such contract that conforms to this policy.
5. The Chief may recommend renewal of any Deputy Chief’s contract, the terms and conditions of which shall conform to this policy. The Commission has sole discretion, which it may exercise arbitrarily, to approve any such renewal.
6. The Deputy Chiefs of Police report to and take direction solely from the Chief of Police. Annually, the Chief will evaluate the performance of the Deputy Chiefs of Police and discuss these evaluations with the Commission.
7. This Policy shall apply to all Deputy Chiefs of Police appointed after the adoption of this Policy and to any Deputy Chief employment contracts renewed after the adoption of this policy. Any and all policies of the Commission adopted prior to the adoption of this Policy specifically setting or amending the terms and conditions of Deputy Chief contracts shall be of no force and effect with respect to any Deputy Chief contract entered into subsequent to this Policy. Nothing in this Policy shall amend or otherwise affect any Deputy Chief contracts entered into before and in force on the date of the adoption of this Policy.
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