Civilian Team Member Ann Ziegler

Ann Ziegler comes from Whitefish River First Nation and is an Administrative Assistant/Records Support at the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service and has been with the organization for 5 years as of July 2019. 

Ann Ziegler

Ann maintains the front office and handles incoming visitors who require police assistance, reports, criminal record checks or request a tour of our facility, included in her duties she assists officers with videos, downloads, transcriptions, reports and any computer issues, along with assisting in community service events.

Ann has worked in the law field, health and education administration, and the customer service industry.  Ann assists our service with a variety of skills and abilities she brings from her vast experience in office administration.

Ann also has hidden talents as a cook, active beader and jewelry maker. 

Sergeant Brad Mack 27 years

Sergeant Mack identifies his personal policing priorities as having everyone (public) know our officers by first name. Brad states “We are small family oriented police service. Community engagement is most important for trust building with community and Police. I see that all of our officers are proud to work for UCCM Police ~ they all have huge hearts and genuinely care for the people we work for.” Further Brad supports and identifies the importance of all community sectors, along with the Police, working together to achieve overall community wellness.  

Sergeant Brad Mack is married with 2 young adult boys. He says “We are into motor sports or anything fuelled by Octane. If it’s loud and fast, that’s cool.”

Brad has worked for UCCM for 27 years, and has served as a Sergeant for the last 9 years.

Constable James Panamick 7 years

Cst. Panamick

James identifies his goals for policing in his home community and the rest of Manitoulin to “gain as much knowledge as I can from the more experienced officers and leaders within the police service.  I hope that officers my junior will be able to lean on me for help that has been passed down to me.”  When asked If there was one thing that affects communities, he responded that it is “the issue of drugs.  Drugs is hurting our people and holding us back.” James elaborates on the importance of building trust and that there are a lot of hard working people keeping our communities safe.  He states “If we can gain the trust, we can get more current information regarding the drugs, limit the amount of drugs coming into the community, and provide assistance to the users who need that help to get off, and hopefully stay off of the drugs.”

James Panamick is from M’Chigeeng First Nation.  He started out in Policing by becoming a member of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Services Commission, where he sat from 2009-2011.  James then began his Police career in January 2012, working for Niishnaabe Aski Police Service.  In August 2015, James states “I began a new journey with the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service, which polices my own community, along with five others.  I was able to come home for good and Police in my home area!”  

James and his spouse are both from the community of M’Chigeeng, and reside within the community with their two children.  James and his family are all actively involved in the local sports scene, volunteering for the local minor hockey association, and creating teams for local sports tournaments such as baseball, and soccer. 

Constable Carrie Spry 5 years

Carrie has been a First Nations Constable for 5 years, first with the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service and currently with the U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service.

Carrie states “I enjoy and prefer working for a First Nations Service as they offer very unique opportunities when it comes to police in each of the areas. Historically, First Nations did not have a good relationship with police, but I look to change that in my current role. I truly believe that everyone is equal and that we are all just trying to figure it out. Often, police deal with people on one of the worst days of their life, and they are facing equally serious consequences. It is important that during their lowest point that they are treated with respect and dignity.”

Carries commitment to building relationships within each community and on an individual basis embodies the services overall goal. Carrie says “It is equally important that the public build positive and trusting relationships to heal and better the community.” Carries approach to policing and community safety is by continuing to focus on proactive community policing objectives ~ while also being respectful and kind during reactive policing calls for service.

Carrie, her husband and three children live on a working farm.

Carrie joined the UCCM Team in April 2019.

Constable Daniel Bussieres 9 years

Daniel is a father of three children ages six, four, and two. Daniel and his wife have been together for 9 years and he says that “through my entire policing career including working in remote communities where my wife would take care of our children mostly on her own”. Daniel’s policing priorities are to work in an area where he can have a balanced work and family life, and where he can have a long term positive influence within the communities, he says “I feel that U.C.C.M. is that place.”

Daniel see’s his role as an officer within our communities to leverage the expertise of local resources whether it is restorative justice, diversion to best help the people he comes into contact with. Daniel says “I have found that the vast majority of the people I have dealt with have not been “bad people” but people who have been through bad times and need help to get out of it when they are ready.” 

Daniel started working with UCCM in June 2019 and is the newest member of the team!

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