ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby EG91 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:33 am

Hey guys,
I got invited to do the Special Constable Component in Ottawa. I'm not to sure what i should be studying or how to prepare for them. Any tips?

I've done Windsor's process with them and was given the boot because they chose someone over me.
Any help would be great.

Thanks!
-E

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby GloQc » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:37 pm

I've tried to find the following information but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

If anyone here works for or is related to OC transpo or Ottawa police specials...

I am currently employed as an out of Ontario university special constable with peace officer status and I'm wondering those agencies accept laterals hires without the ATS cert.

If anyone has inputs about it with other s. cst agencies in Ontario, that would be appreciated.

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby A_C_P_91 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:47 pm

I can only speak for Housing in Toronto. We accept status but still require a Physical Assessment.

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby GloQc » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:50 pm

A_C_P_91 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:47 pm
I can only speak for Housing in Toronto. We accept status but still require a Physical Assessment.
Thanks,

Do you know if they ask for any specific documents upon application?

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby devilwoman » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:50 am

I am currently employed as an out of Ontario university special constable with peace officer status and I'm wondering those agencies accept laterals hires without the ATS cert.
OPS will still require ATS - serving or not.
TTC - if serving peace officer will not require ATS.
U of T - if serving peace officer will not require ATS.
GO Transit - will still require ATS.
Wilfred Laurier University- if serving peace officer will take valid FitPin vs ATS.
TPS - will still require ATS.

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby GloQc » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:29 am

Thanks for the input!

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby goldie99 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:22 pm

Hi everyone,

I am interested in becoming a special constable, and read about the required qualifications.
I seen that 2 of 3 ATS tests are GATB and WPT, and there are multiple paid online resources to help you prepare for them.

Can anyone recommend me which website would be best to pay for preparation.

Also I understand that the WPT is to assess if you are capable of writing briefs, reports, notebooks, etc. I have zero exposure to these types of materials.....can I even find these materials online? I want to get an idea of the writing style, vocab, etc so I can do well in the WPT.

Thank you

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby subbie » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:52 am

goldie99 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Hi everyone,

I am interested in becoming a special constable, and read about the required qualifications.
I seen that 2 of 3 ATS tests are GATB and WPT, and there are multiple paid online resources to help you prepare for them.

Can anyone recommend me which website would be best to pay for preparation.

Also I understand that the WPT is to assess if you are capable of writing briefs, reports, notebooks, etc. I have zero exposure to these types of materials.....can I even find these materials online? I want to get an idea of the writing style, vocab, etc so I can do well in the WPT.

Thank you
I suggest Police Prep. It has been a valuable tool for many.

Try looking at the Canadian Police Knowledge Network. They offer civilian courses for a small fee. Courses ranging from $20 - $50 and upwards of $200. They offer report writing and notebook courses. Send them an email for more details. That should wet your whistle.
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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby goldie99 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:57 pm

Asking anyone that has done the ATS Special Constable test.

Approximately how many questions are there on the GATB special constable test.

How much writing is required for the WPT (my understanding is it's 25 mins long), and if you could please give me an example topic question.

Thank you,

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby Nicholas1989 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:53 pm

well test is tomorrow 2pm. Will report back how it goes
Applied July 2018
OTEE Sept. 2018
OTEE October 31st PASS! 85%
Candidate Info Package: november 6th 2018
Will Reapply again :mrgreen: GL to all applicants
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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby Nicholas1989 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:03 pm

Did the test fun test, super enjoyable but idk how they make it, is it overall or by section?
Applied July 2018
OTEE Sept. 2018
OTEE October 31st PASS! 85%
Candidate Info Package: november 6th 2018
Will Reapply again :mrgreen: GL to all applicants
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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby Fonthill » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:23 am

Heads up to all applying for Special Constable jobs.

As of September 2019, Correctional Officers will being Doing transfer from Correctional Facilities on our own. We used to have the bailiffs doing it, but they are no longer with the Ford government to cut cost
Also, under the ford government, they wanna cut cost on the special constable transporting Inmates from Correctional Facilities to court. I can also see special constable no longer picking up inmates for courts to save money.
I also heard some lay off on special constable has happened already. This is all public knowledge and this information can be found from the past CA on how the government wants to save money moving forward

Anyways, just giving a heads up.
Correctional Officer, CO2

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby Nicholas1989 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:05 am

"Your Test Results Profile indicates that your GATB was evaluated as "Does Not Meet Standard""

Well I'm trying again in October
Applied July 2018
OTEE Sept. 2018
OTEE October 31st PASS! 85%
Candidate Info Package: november 6th 2018
Will Reapply again :mrgreen: GL to all applicants
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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby EG91 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:07 am

Hey all,
Did my interview for OPS special a month ago and no word as of today's date. Anyone have a rough time frame when they get back to you? I've heard from credible sources that no news is good news but i'm getting ancy.
Thanks.
-E


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