Police Commission Duties and Responsibilities

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service Commission is an incorporated body pursuant to the laws of Ontario, without share capital, and is the police governing authority and the employer of the members of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service.

The relationship between the Commission and the Chief of Police is a respected one. The Chief of Police oversees the operations of the organization, and will contact the Commission for guidance with issues when necessary. The Commission protects the interests of the Police Service, and respects all employees working within the organization.

The Commission consists of members from the six First Nations, on and near Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island). Each First Nation appoints one representative  to serve on the Police Commission. There is also one Elder representative on the Commission. Some of the responsibilities of the Police Service Commission include the following:

  1. To govern the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service by generally providing direction, planning and policies;
  2. To maintain order, discipline, and efficiency;
  3. To obtain and maintain liability insurance;
  4. To be responsible for the financial management of the funds provided under the Tripartite Funding Agreement; and
  5. To provide an annual report to the United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) Board (Tribal Council) on the activities of the Police Service.
For additional responsibilities and information regarding the Police Service Commission please review By-Law No. 1 – Revised May 9, 2019.


Police Commission Executive Members

Chairperson: Derek Assiniwe
Vice-Chairperson: Christine Bigras
Secretary/Treasurer: Don Francis

Don Francis – Member of Whitefish River First Nation

Karen McGraw – Member of Aundeck Omni Kaning

Christine Bigras – Member of Zhiibaahaasing First Nation

Alana Endanawas – Member of Sheshegwaning First Nation

Henry Panamick – Member of M’Chigeeng First Nation

Derek Assiniwe – Member of Sheguiandah First Nation

Bill Antoine (Elder Representative) – Member of Elder’s Group for UCCMM

Please address correspondence to the UCCM Police Services Commission at:

Attention: Chairperson
UCCM Police Services Commission
5926 – Hwy 540, Box 332
M’Chigeeng, ON  P0P 1G0
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