After more than two decades, Bruno Rossi is taking his talents out east to serve as the Chief of Police for the Lac Seul Police Service Board.
Rossi was the Inspector of Support Services with the Manitoba First Nations Police Service, and also served as Acting Chief of Police between June 2020 and November 2021.
Rossi says he was proud of what he helped accomplish during his time here. He started his career with the Dakota Ojibway Police Service before they transitioned to the MFNPS in 2018. They have been adding more and more communities under their umbrella over the last few years, most recently, adding Opaskwayak Cree Nation in 2021. They had been policed by the RCMP, previously.
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"I was a big part in the transition to the OCN," says Rossi. "The reason we did this was to give other First Nations the opportunity to be policed by First Nation police services."
The Lac Seul Police Service Board searched all across Canada for the person they thought could lead their team, and Rossi was selected. He says he'll be helping three communities, focusing on public safety, building relationships, and building trust.
"I just thought, you know, I've got close to 25 years policing experience, so I thought it's time for me to move on and this opportunity came up," says Rossi. "It was a competition across Canada, so I applied for it, and I was successful, and I think it's going to be a good chapter in my life."
Rossi was sworn in his new position on May 2nd.