The Council has facilitated the identification of 14 competencies – part of a leadership framework – in 4 roles, outlining knowledge, skills, and abilities for successful performance.  The management /leadership competencies are organized in 3 groups:

Performance Competencies

Basic knowledge of business management, including strategic, financial, and HR management

Change Management
Decision Making
Financial Management
Human Resources Management
Information Technology Management
Strategic Management

Partnering Competencies

Foster relationships with others in and outside an organization, and engaging in working together toward a common goal

Community Relations and Media Management
Fostering Relationships
Interactive Communication
Organizational Awareness

Accountability Competencies

Making ethical decisions and being accountable for activities to sustain the trust of employees and the public

Ethical Accountability
Public Accountability
Public Safety
Valuing Diversity

These competencies are used in developing Competency Profiles – the profiles define the policing roles using some combination – usually 8 or 9 – of critical competencies drawn from the 3 competency categories.

Role task lists capture the work and competency profiles capture the “how” the competencies are applied to ensure the work is done well. Competency profiles function as occupation standards.

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PLEASE NOTE: The detailed CBM (Competency-based Management) materials are the Intellectual Property of Canadian Policing and are ONLY available to police services and organizations supporting them. To access these materials contact the Canadian Police Knowledge Network by email at competencies@cpkn.ca