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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby subbie » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:54 am

Rareform wrote:I always wonder why they don't hire them as part-time/casual or if/when needed as opposed to contract. Then, they don't have to worry about training and whatnot since they already have Specials on staff.

devilwoman wrote:In regards to Mac, you need to ask yourself why they are constantly hiring every few months....staffing levels aren't increasing (like GO or TTC)...... so why the turnover? Food for thought.
That's a pretty good point...
I Officially got hired at McMaster to be a special this past Tuesday morning.

The only one out of 6 that interviewed to get an offer so that was nice. After speaking to management there turn over is an issue right now as they have had a number of people get hired as Constables, retire and become specials at places closer to their residence which is the only reason why they left. Seem's as though they are just victims of circumstance right now.

They also had some failed recruiting processes where applicants just did not meet the standard so they hired no body. Hence why the postings went up so frequently. I start at Mac July 25th. Really looking forward to starting just in time for university to get back.

I am part time but as I have been informed I will be working a full 40 hours a week. Which is beauty
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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby raptorsfan » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:13 pm

subbie wrote:
Rareform wrote:I always wonder why they don't hire them as part-time/casual or if/when needed as opposed to contract. Then, they don't have to worry about training and whatnot since they already have Specials on staff.

devilwoman wrote:In regards to Mac, you need to ask yourself why they are constantly hiring every few months....staffing levels aren't increasing (like GO or TTC)...... so why the turnover? Food for thought.
That's a pretty good point...
I Officially got hired at McMaster to be a special this past Tuesday morning.

The only one out of 6 that interviewed to get an offer so that was nice. After speaking to management there turn over is an issue right now as they have had a number of people get hired as Constables, retire and become specials at places closer to their residence which is the only reason why they left. Seem's as though they are just victims of circumstance right now.

They also had some failed recruiting processes where applicants just did not meet the standard so they hired no body. Hence why the postings went up so frequently. I start at Mac July 25th. Really looking forward to starting just in time for university to get back.

I am part time but as I have been informed I will be working a full 40 hours a week. There are benefits, no pension and the last 3 part timers all get full time in 8-12 months. So something to look forward too.
Congratulations, and welcome to the club :D

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby devilwoman » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:27 am

After speaking to management there turn over is an issue right now as they have had a number of people get hired as Constables, retire and become specials at places closer to their residence which is the only reason why they left.
That would not be the true reason......

They are most definitely NOT victims of circumstance....or victims of any sort. Keep your head on a swivel is a piece of advice you live by there. Well if you're smart it's one.
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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby SHAMROCK » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:02 am

devilwoman wrote:
After speaking to management there turn over is an issue right now as they have had a number of people get hired as Constables, retire and become specials at places closer to their residence which is the only reason why they left.
That would not be the true reason......

They are most definitely NOT victims of circumstance....or victims of any sort. Keep your head on a swivel is a piece of advice you live by there. Well if you're smart it's one.

I left Mac in 2016 but that was for health reasons mostly. Its not a bad job and enjoyed most of it.

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby Lyners » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:45 am

BearRunner wrote:Hi there,

I am through all of the application and interview process and now I am just awaiting a phone call to see if I got the job.

Just wondering what the OPP Special Constable course is like?

Any insights or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks everyone!!!

That would depend on what your designation and job you have. Each training is different for each position( Offender Transportation Officer, court officer, GHQ security, Queens park security)

OTO is 4 weeks and normally court officers join us in recruit training.

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby A_C_P_91 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:00 pm

Not sure if it's True but if you are currently a peace officer, do you still need ats for special constable positions with OPP? I overheard someone saying that they got on as a special up in orillia as a correctional officer. Not sure how accurate that is.

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Postby Fonthill » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:30 pm

A_C_P_91 wrote:Not sure if it's True but if you are currently a peace officer, do you still need ats for special constable positions with OPP? I overheard someone saying that they got on as a special up in orillia as a correctional officer. Not sure how accurate that is.
From what I have observed from the internal and external posting. ATS is needed for Offender Transport with the OPP
Working at the detachment as a Special Constable, NO, ATS

Unfortunately, no special perk being a “Peace Officer”.

Do I think it’s right needing a ATS and already a Peace Officer as a Correctional Officers to be a Special Constable, NO.
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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby ZeroSkylineX » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:56 am

Corporal (2 Positions)

Job Number: 1803533

Faculty / Division: Facilities & Services

Department: Campus Police Services

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Description:

The University of Toronto Campus Community Police Services is looking for two Corporals to lead and direct a team of Constables who provide campus safety, security, emergency response, enforcement of University rules and regulations and limited law enforcement services to the University community. Under the general direction of the Staff Sergeant, the successful candidate will conduct the following duties and services:



directs and instructs Constables on proper procedures;
receives instructions and interprets them to the Constables;
assists Constables in preparing reports and ensures they are submitted according to procedure and on time;
assists the Staff Sergeants in the training of Constables;
performs traffic and crowd control duties;
investigates more serious and complex security problems on University of Toronto property;
fills out reports and informs management/supervisors of action taken; reviews and updates files and records;
promotes and becomes involved in community policing programs;
conducts crime prevention programs;
provides security for visiting dignitaries;
performs the duties of a Constable; and
other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate will have:



Minimum Education: You are a high school graduate who has also successfully graduated from an accredited college or university, or has the equivalent combination of education and experience. If you do not possess a recognized community college diploma or university degree, consideration may be given to three (3) years of related experience in policing, loss prevention or physical security, and demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of the laws of Canada and the Province of Ontario.



Minimum Experience: Three (3) years of law enforcement experience.



Other Requirements: Must possess a non-probationary, valid Ontario Class G driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record and a valid Standard First-Aid and Level “C” CPR Certificate. You must demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills and have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with all members of the University community.



Clearances: You must have no criminal convictions without pardon and be able to qualify for, be appointed to and maintain Special Constable status

through background checks conducted by the Toronto Police Services Board and receive clearance from the Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal Canadian

Mounted Police and/or other jurisdictional authorities for access to CPIC and other restricted databases. Note: These clearances are a condition of

employment and must be maintained.



Testing: Must be able to pass the physical fitness testing, interviews, written tests, medical examination and psychological testing.




Travel: None

Notes:
Union: This position is part of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 519

Hours of Work: Full-time, average 40 hours per week, 12 hour shifts in a 24/7 operation.

Rate of Pay: $39.92 per hour

Please e-mail hruniversityoperations@utoronto.ca if you have any difficulty with this posting.

Employee Group: Other Employee Group

Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: Not Applicable to this Requisition

Job Field: Safety & Security

Job Posting: Aug 1, 2018

Job Closing: Aug 17, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
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4th Class Special Constables

Job Number: 1803547

Faculty / Division: Facilities & Services

Department: Campus Police Services

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Description:




The University of Toronto Campus Community Police Services is currently accepting applications from motivated, dedicated and community oriented individuals for vacant 4th Class Special Constable positions.

What it means to be a Member of the University of Toronto Campus Police:

The University of Toronto Campus Community Police Services is a Special Constable service operating under agreement with Toronto Police Services and Peel Regional Police Services. We are committed to delivering policing and security services that are sensitive to the needs of our community, through collaborative partnerships and teamwork. We are seeking talented individuals who can meet the challenges of community-based policing in Canada’s most diverse university environment and who represent its population.


Typical Duties:
performs foot and mobile patrols;
performs traffic and crowd control duties;
escorts University of Toronto personnel property users when required;
staff the communications desk when required, receiving and appropriately responding to telephone calls and other requests for information and assistance;
under supervision investigates crime-related occurrences on University of Toronto property;
checks the security of University property, reports any hazardous conditions;
assists the public on University property, advising on University of Toronto policies and general information;
maintains police notebook;
prepares reports;
provides security for visiting dignitaries;
assists with crime prevention programs;
other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

What It Takes To Become a 4th Class Special Constable:

Minimum Educational Requirement: You have successfully graduated from an accredited university or college, or have the equivalent combination of education and experience.

For those applicants who do not possess a university degree or a recognized community college diploma, consideration may be given to those who have three (3) years of related experience in
policing, loss prevention or security and can demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of the laws of
Canada and the Province of Ontario.

Minimum Experience Requirement: One (1) year of related work experience is desirable; education may be substituted for experience.

Clearances: Must have no criminal convictions without pardon and be able to qualify for, be appointed to and maintain Special Constable status through background checks conducted by the Toronto Police Service and receive clearance from the Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and/or other jurisdictional authorities for access to CPIC and other restricted databases. Please note: these clearances are a condition of employment and must be maintained.

Testing: Must be able to pass interviews, a medical examination and psychological testing.
Please note, for applicants not possessing a valid OACP certificate, you must complete and pass a fitness test using the Ontario Police Fitness Award guidelines. This test will be issued by the Campus Police Service.

Driver’s License: Must possess a non-probationary, valid Ontario class “G” driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record (a 3 year uncertified Driver's record must be submitted with your application).

Required Certifications: We welcome applications from university or college graduates who do not possess an O.A.C.P. Otherwise, candidates must possess a valid O.A.C.P. Certificate of Results for Police Constable from Applicant Testing Services Inc. (must be submitted with your application). All applicants must be in possession of a current, valid Standard First Aid and Level “C” CPR Certificate.

Communication Skills: Must demonstrate excellent communication skills and have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with all members of the University community. Must be able to exercise discretion and confidentiality.


What to Submit with Your Application:
A valid O.A.C.P. Certificate of Results for Police Constable from Applicant Testing Services Inc. (please note requirements above concerning O.A.C.P.)
A current copy of a Ministry of Transportation Statement of Driving Record (a 3 year uncertified Driver's record can be requested on-line from Service Ontario)
A current copy of a criminal background clearance letter from the police service in the jurisdiction in which you reside

Please Note: Applicants who are contacted for an interview will be asked to present all original documents (O.A.C.P. Certificate of Results for Police Constable, Ontario Class G Driver’s License, Statement of Driving Record, Criminal Background Clearance Letter, and Standard First-aid Certificate, Level “C” CPR Certificate).






Travel: None

Notes:
Union: This position is part of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 519

Hours of Work: Full-time, average 40 hours per week, 12 hour, 10 hour, or 8 hour shifts in a 24/7 operation.

Rate of Pay: $28.01 per hour.

Please e-mail hruniversityoperations@utoronto.ca if you have any difficulty with this posting.


Employee Group: Other Employee Group

Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: Not Applicable to this Requisition

Job Field: Safety & Security

Job Posting: Aug 1, 2018

Job Closing: Aug 17, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby ZeroSkylineX » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:59 am

Transit Safety Officer (Talent Pool) - (TRA001F)
Employee Status: Regular
Office Name: 277 Front Street West




(Talent Pool)

Start Rate: $35.49 per hour
$35.49 - $40.38 (ATU Bargaining Unit)
(Training Rate $19.27 per hour)

Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and our goal is to create a transportation network that enhances the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. We lead planning in the region with a Regional Transportation Plan that guides the work and investments of the organization. This includes building light transit, bus rapid transit and Regional Express Rail, as well as operating GO Transit, UP Express and PRESTO.

Our Transit Safety Office is seeking applications to create a talent pool for the position of Transit Safety Officer. Transit Safety Officers protect the safety and security of passengers, employees and property and to maintain the integrity of the fare system.

Key Responsibilities:
Ensures consistent and non-discriminatory enforcement of provincial and federal statutes and bylaws pertaining to the general conduct of patrons, fare inspections, liquor offences, and parking control. May issue appropriate offence notices, summonses or appearance notices to individuals for non-compliance. Executes warrants when appropriate.
Provides the first level of emergency response assistance.
Providing assistance and protection to Metrolinx patrons and their property, employees and corporate assets and ensuring the appropriate action is taken.
Promoting and maintaining excellent customer relations and maintaining the public peace within the Transit system.
Responds to passenger assist alarms on moving equipment as well as station/facility alarms and performs such duties as crowd control, searching of Metrolinx premises, protecting site or evidence, obtaining statements from witnesses, providing first aid and/or assistance to passengers, employees and emergency services.
Interpreting and applying various legislation including; Metrolinx By-laws, The Criminal Code and other related federal and provincial statutes, on or in relation to Metrolinx property.
Maintains operating protocol with railway and regional police services and all levels of court services within the jurisdictions serviced by Metrolinx. Prepares appropriate police occurrence and supplementary reports, detailed witness statements and crown briefs. Secures, maintains and presents evidence for prosecution in the various levels of court.

Location: Various locations and shifts within the Greater Toronto Area.
Must be prepared to work on a 24-hour rotating shift basis (including days, evenings, weekends and holidays).


Qualifications



Completion of a community college program in law enforcement, social work or relevant field and/or equivalent experience.
Minimum six (6) months' experience directly involving law enforcement or social work activities with exposure to police and court services.
Ability to interpret and apply the Criminal Code, the Metrolinx Act 2006, the Liquor Licence Act, the Trespass to Property Act, The Mental Health Act, the Highway Traffic Act, and other related federal and provincial statutes.
Experience in customer service and/or previous or current commitment to community involvement would be considered an asset.
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Bilingual abilities would be considered an asset.
Ability to make frequent decisions in the field under potentially harmful and stressful conditions.
Must be able to pass an Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) security clearance as well as a background investigation (which includes education, employment, personal history, credit and reference checks) for the purpose of obtaining Special Constable Status, and to access the C.P.I.C and P.A.R.I.S information systems and uphold the Special Constable Code of Conduct.
Must be able to pass the Special Constable recruitment training program and must be able to obtain: Metrolinx Equipment Operator’s Permit, First Aid Certification, CPR Certification, and Use of Force Certification.
Must have a valid Ontario Class "G" drivers licence with no more than 4 demerit points.
Must successfully complete environmental, safety and any other training required by corporate policy.
Note: Work may involve encountering confrontational situations. This position requires extended periods of walking, standing, climbing stairs and regular operation of departmental vehicles over long distances for prolonged periods of time.



All applicants are required to have a valid Applicant Testing Services (ATS) Special Constable Test Result Profile at the time of application (and remain valid throughout the recruitment process). A copy of the ATS will be required. For information about the tests, registration and application process, please visit www.applicanttesting.com (click Special Constable) or contact ATS directly at 1-800-429-7728.



Metrolinx will accept a valid Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Certificate of Testing Result Profile.



**Metrolinx employees are advised to apply via the Internal Job board with their Metrolinx email address (within the specified internal posting date).

http://mylinx/sites/HR/en/Career/Pages/ ... ities.aspx



To apply for this position, please submit your resume online, no later than October 31, 2018.



We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required.



AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: 31-Oct-2018

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Postby IndictableChaser » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:51 am

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby Nicholas1989 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:00 pm

so right now I work at mcmaster hospital, and I have some schooling behind me, are the written tests difficult to do for the Special constable?

Im always scared of these tests ever since doing corrections and their 55% failrate
Applied July 2018
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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby Fritz » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:27 am

Nicholas1989 wrote:so right now I work at mcmaster hospital, and I have some schooling behind me, are the written tests difficult to do for the Special constable?

Im always scared of these tests ever since doing corrections and their 55% failrate
Generally speaking in reference to Ontario, they are the same tests that you would do for Police Constable positions. That being said, some agencies accept the Special Constable COR from ATS and that one is definitely easier than the Police Constable COR from ATS. The corrections test in my opinion is a walk in the park when compared to the Police Constable ATS.

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Re: ASK A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

Postby Nicholas1989 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:34 pm

Fritz wrote:
Nicholas1989 wrote:so right now I work at mcmaster hospital, and I have some schooling behind me, are the written tests difficult to do for the Special constable?

Im always scared of these tests ever since doing corrections and their 55% failrate
Generally speaking in reference to Ontario, they are the same tests that you would do for Police Constable positions. That being said, some agencies accept the Special Constable COR from ATS and that one is definitely easier than the Police Constable COR from ATS. The corrections test in my opinion is a walk in the park when compared to the Police Constable ATS.

yup the corrections got me 3 times in a row ( the last test, I could not do it) lol :mrgreen:
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 Fritz » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:35 am

Nicholas1989 wrote:
Fritz wrote:
Nicholas1989 wrote:so right now I work at mcmaster hospital, and I have some schooling behind me, are the written tests difficult to do for the Special constable?

Im always scared of these tests ever since doing corrections and their 55% failrate
Generally speaking in reference to Ontario, they are the same tests that you would do for Police Constable positions. That being said, some agencies accept the Special Constable COR from ATS and that one is definitely easier than the Police Constable COR from ATS. The corrections test in my opinion is a walk in the park when compared to the Police Constable ATS.

yup the corrections got me 3 times in a row ( the last test, I could not do it) lol :mrgreen:
Give ATS a go and see how you do. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses and maybe you would do better with the Police/Special Constable testing. In my opinion, the corrections testing and the Police/Special Constable testing are completely different and focus on different strengths.


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