Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) civilian members earn very competitive wages. Civilian members also receive comprehensive benefit and pension plans.

Civilian Benefits

Civilian members receive insurance coverage after three (3) months of continuous employment. This coverage includes:

Extended health care

  • Prescription drugs
  • Hearing aids
  • Semi-private hospital
  • Ambulance service
  • Accidental dental
  • Paramedical services
  • Prosthetic appliances
  • Medical aids and supplies
  • Nursing

Vision care

  • Reimbursement for prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses every 24 months

Dental care

  • Preventative services
  • Examinations
  • Consultations
  • Radiographs
  • Fillings
  • Endodontic and periodontic services
  • Dental repairs
  • Surgical services

Annual Vacation Entitlement

Initially, annual vacation entitlement is one (1) day of paid vacation for each month of service, up to a maximum of ten (10) days. Annual vacation entitlement increases in the following structure:

  • Three (3) years of service: three (3) weeks of paid vacation per year.
  • Ten (10) years of service: four (4) weeks of paid vacation per year.
  • Fifteen (15) years of service: five (5) weeks of paid vacation per year.

Designated Holidays

Annually, civilian members are entitled to twelve (12) named holidays, plus one (1) unnamed day:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Family Day (February)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day (May)
  • Canada Day (July 1)
  • Civic Holiday (August)
  • Labour Day (September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (October)
  • Remembrance Day (November 11)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Boxing Day (December 26)

Retirement and Pension Plan

HRPS civilian employees have a normal retirement age of 65.

The HRPS contributes to the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Pension Plan. The contribution rate is 8.3% of contributory earnings by each employee and the Board, up to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) maximum. The contribution rate is 12.8% on any eligible earnings above the CPP maximum.

Tuition Reimbursement

Civilian members are eligible to receive a maximum of $2,500 per year for successful completion of part-time studies and courses.