Susan Swan

Susan is an Ojibwe woman from Lake Manitoba First Nation. She was the first Indigenous female police officer employed by the Winnipeg Police Service (1987), retiring in 2012. She achieved the rank of Sergeant and supervised a platoon in one of Winnipeg’s high-profile districts. Susan was responsible for a shift of 22 street officers, which included making critical decisions under high-stress situations, dealing with conflict, scheduling, and training.

Susan is an accomplished Human Resources professional with direct experience in the development and oversight of policies & procedures, recruiting and hiring practices, personnel development, union and labour relations, accompanied with negotiations and conflict management.

Since her retirement she has been utilizing the skills she has developed along the way and now facilitates training within the Indigenous community in the areas of Human Resource Management, Governance, Conflict Resolution, and Team Building.


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