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RCMP jail guards

Postby Code44 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:58 am

I heard they make around $22 hr to guard detachment cells? Is this true?
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Re: RCMP jail guards

Postby red_coat » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:30 am

Depends on the detachment.

I've seen three detachments ranging from 16-22. From salaried to by the hour.
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Re: RCMP jail guards

Postby Pete Broccolo » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:45 am

Code44 wrote:I heard they make around $22 hr to guard detachment cells? Is this true?

Not much of a career stream, though. Most places they are on-call / as-and-when-required, so not very steady. Regina Provost USUALLY have guards on duty most days, and certainly for long hours, but even there it is not guaranteed, and they are provided by Corps of Commissionaires, so its not like one sashays on in and gets to hang with "clients" for mucho denerro.
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Re: RCMP jail guards

Postby boatgirl » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:08 am

One of my friends is doing that here, I think it's close to $22, but it's only part time/on-call.
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Re: RCMP jail guards

Postby th » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:18 pm

Keep in mind these folks aren't actually RCMP employees. They're hired by each municipality to staff the jail thus the wages and hours of work will vary from city to city.
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Re: RCMP jail guards

Postby Jon. » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:00 pm

I think it's 17ish here, and you probably won't like the hours. Nobody likes it when we call them at 3am to come in and guard. It pays well for what the work is, but on-call and strange hours and nothing guaranteed so it's hard to find people.

The worst part for us is we have to balance off do we arrest them and put them in cells against not knowing if we can even get a guard.
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Re: RCMP jail guards

Postby Bald Man » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:00 pm

RCMP also use commissionaires. Never understood this one. :ponder:

http://www.commissionaires.bc.ca/en/car ... ion-guard/
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Re: RCMP jail guards

Postby Boxer Dogs » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:59 am

Vancouver PD has their own Jail Guards: http://vancouver.ca/police/recruiting/j ... index.html
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