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Protective Services Peace Officer

Postby tbell33 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:09 pm

Hey guys,
Anyone know any "Protective Services Peace Officers" ?

I've looked into it and I have also met one in a secure Psychiatric facility when I was escorting a patient from my facility to theirs. Just wondering if anyone on the forum is a PSPO I or II or knows any?

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Postby TwE@k » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:50 pm

It's probably the Security staff. It is most likely a feel good name for the department (I am saying this due to your location - If you were in Alberta I would say they were probably the special constables at the hospital)
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Postby tbell33 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:19 am

TwE@k wrote:It's probably the Security staff. It is most likely a feel good name for the department (I am saying this due to your location - If you were in Alberta I would say they were probably the special constables at the hospital)


Ya it was for all of Canada. They aren't Security they are more like having an officer present instead of Security. The Officer I met carried everything except for a sidearm.

Just didn't know if anyone on the forum had any information about them or if there were any on this forum. They're starting wage is $31.95/hr

Seems like a good gig from what I have been able to find online!
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Postby RemingtonSteel » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:39 am

I've never heard of this. Where exactly do these guys work?
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Postby tbell33 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:52 am

RemingtonSteel wrote:I've never heard of this. Where exactly do these guys work?


In Hospitals (thats all I'm aware of)
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Postby TwE@k » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:49 am

And this was in Ontario??? The only thing I have ever heard of close to this is what Alberta has. The only other thing I could think of is maybe CO or or something along those lines doing an escort :ponder:
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Postby ToyCopp » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:06 am

He’s talking about Oak Ridge maybe? I think they recently relinquished themselves from Ontario Corrections and have their own guys.
There is also a facility in Sarnia called Blue Water I think that has the same name for their department. But they only get about 20 something an hour.

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Postby ToyCopp » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:10 am

tbell33 wrote:Ya it was for all of Canada.


????? CSC RTC
CAMH?????


Something doesnt fit man. Need more details.

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Postby tbell33 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:34 am

The officer I met worked at CAMH (Centre for Addictions and Mental Health) in Toronto. I came across a posting for officers in Alberta.
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Re: Protective Services Officer

Postby fergs » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:38 am

Alberta Health Services has a few posting for Protective Officer. Link : http://www.healthjobs.ab.ca/SearchResults.aspx

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Postby PHB » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:12 pm

I love the protection officers, security or whatever you want to call them in our area. When you have a Form 10 you can get them on the horn and they will watch them for you. Sitting with someone at the hospital is the biggest waste of time for police.
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Postby RemingtonSteel » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:00 pm

ToyCopp wrote:He’s talking about Oak Ridge maybe? I think they recently relinquished themselves from Ontario Corrections and have their own guys.
There is also a facility in Sarnia called Blue Water I think that has the same name for their department. But they only get about 20 something an hour.


Yea those guys are called "Correctional Attendants" though I'm pretty sure you have to have a background as an LPN to be considered for it..... that said I've never really looked into it too much so don't quote me on it.
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Re: Protective Services Officer

Postby darwin » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:49 pm

I saw a posting for the CAMH security gig, looks like it might be cool.

From what I have seen these cats perform security in the law and mental health inpatient floors. Think it would be a learning experience and probabally quite different than the stuff that G4s or whatever take care of.

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Postby Maverick » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:09 pm

darwin wrote:I saw a posting for the CAMH security gig, looks like it might be cool.

From what I have seen these cats perform security in the law and mental health inpatient floors. Think it would be a learning experience and probabally quite different than the stuff that G4s or whatever take care of.


It would be about the same, i used to work for g4s before i was hired. i was in a hospital setting. We did everything from suicide watches to dealing with fire alarms. Great experience. I dont know how it is for every hospital, but peter lougheed in calgary had security and in house peace officers. It was really neat to see when i took a form 10 there.

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Postby Delancey 37 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:13 pm

Every province is different, I can only speak about Alberta, the special constable program is pretty much gone here. Most places like my current work place used to be Regional Police or much smaller police forces, that was replaced by the special constable program. After that it became the current Community Peace Officer Program, as Ferg mentioned Alberta Health Services has their own. We all have to go through the CPOIP at Staff College, it is currently 6-weeks.

They have allowed a very small number of "self pay" applicants" that can go through, cost is $3,500. This does in no way guarantee any employment. The regular process is that you need to be employed by the County,City, or Village(s) before time of engagement. Every place has a different set of appointments the PO has to enforce, some places have more and some have less.

Calgary and Edmonton Transit Peace Officers are at about $82-83,000 yr, to even apply they want you to be a CPO for a few yrs with the Alberta training. AHS (Alberta Health Services) have mobile patrols also, they do pretty well also.
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