Chief’s Message

Chief Cameron McBride
Chief Cameron McBride

Welcome to the Saskatoon Police Service located on Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Metis. We acknowledge our relationship with Indigenous and Metis peoples as we work towards reconciliation. Here at the SPS, we take pride in providing service to our community through professionalism and accountability to prevent, detect and investigate crime; our goal is to reduce victimization and provide a safe and secure environment.

We invite you to explore our website to learn the latest news and information, discovering the many facets of our organization and the work we do to be inclusive and representative of our diverse community. With nearly 750 employees, we strive to be reflective of the community and maintain the support and trust of those we serve. We recognize the importance of upholding strong relationships with various community organizations and creating new strategic partnerships as we continually assess the long and short-term needs of our city.

As a progressive work place, we prioritize the physical and mental well-being of all our employees. We offer numerous opportunities for growth and success ranging from our 24/7 operations in Patrol, Records Management and Communications to our Criminal Investigations, Corporate Strategy and the Special Uniforms Operations Division. With 54 different opportunities available for specialization, we attract new recruits seeking diverse career paths. Click here to join us, today.

As Saskatoon’s Chief of Police, I am honoured to serve the community in which I grew up, and support the collective efforts of the Saskatoon Police Service’s dedicated employees.

Cameron McBride is a 27-year member of the Saskatoon Police Service who was appointed Chief of Police on May 16, 2024.  Cameron holds an Advanced Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, has taken the Critical Incident Command Course at the Canadian Police College, and holds memberships on both the Saskatchewan and Canadian Associations of Chiefs of Police. In 2021 he was accepted into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. 

During his career, Chief McBride has worked diligently to build and strengthen the community through both his career and personal endeavors.  He has experience in many areas of policing including; in Patrol, Traffic, Forensic Identification and Human Resources.  He also spent 16 years in the Explosive Disposal Unit.

Professionally, Cameron has built strong working relationships with community-based organizations. He has sat on numerous boards and committees including the Safe Community Action Alliance Operations and Administrative Committees, the Safe Consumption Site Community Safety Advisory Board, EGADZ Youth Centre, the Street Activity Sub Committee and the Downtown Safety Committee.

Cameron was a critical component in researching, planning, and executing the creation of the Community Mobilization Unit. This Unit was established to address community issues that the police service anticipated would come from the opening of Saskatoon’s first supervised consumption site.

Personally, Cameron and his wife are dedicated to the community. Their work has included investing in the d3h foundation, a non-profit organization created to fundraise and assist families, and specifically children in need. One example of these efforts is the establishment of a small orphanage in the Philippines that ensures children are cared for and have access to education. The couple has also worked with police members on marriage enrichment and the challenges the career presents for members’ families. 

In his role as Chief of Police, Cameron continues to be involved in all aspects of contributing to a safe, healthy, and vibrant Saskatoon.

- Chief Cameron McBride, M.O.M.