Supt. Chris Rheaume

Ottawa Police Services, CEC

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Biograpahy

Fluently bilingual, Supt. Chris Rheaume is a 24-year veteran of policing. He has a strong background in community policing as well as experience in Professional Standards, district policing, and has been the Chief’s Executive Officer.  He is currently Superintendent in charge of the Support Services Directorate which includes the Communications Centre, Inoperable Mobile Communications Managed Service (IMCMS or Radio Project), Front Desk Services and Court Security/Temporary Custody Sections.  

Chris’ background has given him a good understanding of community needs as well as the needs of members of the Service.  He prides himself on accountability, transparency and risk mitigation in developing new strategies, and has strong working relationships with many community stakeholders such as Inner City Health, Shepherds of Good Hope, and the Paramedics Service with whom he worked to implement the Targeted Engagement Diversion program.  He also introduced the successful Lowertown Foot Patrol. 

Supt. Rheaume is a committed community volunteer, having coached and mentored boys at a high level of hockey and football for the past decade.  He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is currently working on a PhEd.