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Community Announcement – Chief of Police

Employment Jul 20 / 2018


The Wiikwemkoong Tribal Police Board and the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory Council are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chief of Police, Chief Designate Terry McCaffrey, Zhaawnong Nini Naagaaniid, an Anishinaabe from Pimichikamak (Cross Lake) in Northern Manitoba.

Chief Designate Mccaffrey is an experienced First Nation Policing veteran with more than 22 years of service from across Canada. He has worked for the Dakota Ojibway Police Service in Manitoba, Blood Tribe Police Service and Tsuu T’ina Nation Police Service in Alberta. For the past 10 years, he has served with the Treaty Three Police Service in Kenora, Ontario. Terry McCaffrey started his Policing Career in 1996 where he was trained at the RCMP Training Academy – Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has an extensive career working as a Front Line Officer, a Detective Constable, and a Hostage and Crisis Negotiator integrated with the OPP Regional team for over 10 years. Terry also brings with him, his background as a Training Officer integrated with OPP I.S.T. providing BLOCK and Firearms Training. In addition, Mr. McCaffrey has served the public as a Detective Sergeant in charge of Crime, Drugs, Guns and Gangs. Chief Designate has also overseen numerous Federal and Provincial funding processes.

Most recently, Terry McCaffrey served as Detachment Commander for the North Subdivision of the Treaty Three Police Service, where he was responsible for overall Detachment Operations. He was in charge of 30 Officers, 4 Civilian Staff, 8 Communities, Professional Standards, along with Crime Unit and Drug Unit Operations. To add to this extensive list of responsibilities, Terry also served as his Detachment’s Information Technology Division Supervisor, was responsible as Officer in Charge of the Records Management System, Uniform Crime Reporting and Freedom of Information Management. Chief Designate Mccaffrey also brings his experience from many local, regional and Provincial Boards in addressing human trafficking, harm reduction, and revising the Provincial Use of Force Model.

In addition to his policing experience, Chief Designate McCaffrey is a family man who will be accompanied by his wife Arlene and children: Michael (20), Mikayla (13) and Kole (9).

“I am absolutely humbled and excited to be chosen as the next Chief of Police for the Wiikwemkoong Tribal Police Service. I look forward to working with the Officers, Community and Commission to ensure the WTPS embodies a Culturally Sensitive Police Service that provides the highest level of public safety and security within our Territory,” said Chief Designate McCaffrey.

Chief Designate Mccaffrey will assume his duties as Chief of Police on July 30, 2018, and he will be formally sworn at a date later to be announced.

Please join our Council, Police Board, Officers and Civilians in welcoming our new Police Chief Terry McCaffrey to Wiikwemkoong and please introduce yourselves as you see him in our Community.


Ogimaa Duke Peltier
Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

Councillor Rachel Manitowabi
Wiikwemkoong Tribal Police Service


Wiikwemikoong Tribal Police Chief Designate Terry McCaffery pictured in his soon to be former role as Detachment Commander with the Treaty Three Police Service.
Chief Designate Terry McCaffery and Colleague at a Treaty Three Community Function