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 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.
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.