The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police
is proud to present
Sergeant Carmela Schneider
of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Sergeant Schneider began her career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1996. During her 16 years of general duty policing in northern Saskatchewan, Sergeant Schneider was the Detachment Commander for three years at Big River Detachment and for two years at Shellbrook Detachment.
While serving as a member, Sergeant Schneider achieved her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, completed training in Native studies in the Cree language and culture, and studied Anthropology relating to cultural dynamics.
She has coached a number of cadets, assisted with the performance enhancement program of detachment members, and participated in promotion validation committees. Sergeant Schneider represented the RCMP in Switzerland at an international trade exposition and is the F Division representative for the National Women's Advisory committee. She is also an active volunteer in her community. In 2011, Ahtahkakoop First Nation presented her with their traditional Band blanket in appreciation for her commitment to policing their community.
In October of 2011, Sergeant Schneider was selected to be the RCMP representative at Community Mobilization Prince Albert. She has initiated, promoted, and enhanced the Community Mobilization program throughout communities in northern Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia as well as with Toronto and Vancouver police agencies. In January 2013, based on merit and continual exemplary performance, Sergeant Schneider was transferred to the North District Management Team as an advisory Non-commissioned Officer.
Sergeant Schneider lives the Core Values of the RCMP and has always given distinguished service and leadership.
The Saskatchewan Chiefs of Police is proud to recognize Sergeant Schneider with the Leadership Award.
Chief Troy Hagen
President, Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police