Rodney Nahwegahbow is the Chief of Police for the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service. He first started working with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in 1989, and served at the Still River and Espanola Detachments. During his time with the OPP, Chief Nahwegahbow assisted in the delivery of the District First Nation Liaison Program, which led to his interest in returning to his home community of Whitefish River First Nation, and his successful application for a constable position with the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service.
An early highlight of his career was the 4 years he spent performing community service duties. During that time he was able to provide DARE (Drug Awareness, Resistance Education) training to students in grades 4, 5, and 6. Additionally he provided other youth programs which in turn defined his interest in promoting community wellness by delivering community based and proactive policing models.
After working for 15 years as a Constable, Chief Nahwegahbow was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and provided frontline supervision. Following 5 years as a Frontline Sergeant he was promoted to the rank Chief of Police Position and that is the position he has held since 2010.
Rodney Nahwegahbow a member of the Whitefish River First Nation and has been married for 36 years and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys the outdoors with activities such as camping and motorcycling. He is the recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and the 20 year Police Exemplary Service medal. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, and the First Nation Chiefs of Police Association.
He is extremely proud of the men and women of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police and the tireless work they do every day. After 30 years of service he sets to retire officially on October 2019 he is grateful for the support of community and leadership and the honour of being able to serve in this capacity.