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Halton Police Auxiliary

Job Description and Requirements

**We are no longer accepting applications for the Auxiliary Police Unit. Please check back in 2018 for our next intake.**

As an Auxiliary Officer with the Halton Regional Police Service, you are responsible for responding as requested to situations requiring Auxiliary Policing staff involvement as approved by members of the HRPS.

You must also be prepared to assume the duties of a police constable in emergency situations as directed and authorized by the Chief of Police.

Key Activities:

  • Develop and maintain basic knowledge and skills as approved by the Service in areas of:
    • Use of Force
    • CPR and First Aid
    • The Criminal Code of Canada and related federal and provincial statutes
    • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    • Citizens Powers of Arrest
    • Notebooks
    • Use of Service-approved communications equipment
  • Assist Service members in determining the community's policing and safety concerns
  • Patrol assigned areas so as to assist Service members with maintaining a visible police presence, in developing familiarity with streets, lanes and alleyways, and in being aware of high-risk locations
  • Respond to routine and emergency calls with an assigned parent Service officer, administering First Aid or CPR as required and assisting crime or accident victims under the direction of parent Service officers
  • Assist with vehicle patrol operations as directed
  • Assist with the containment and preservation of crime scenes as directed, and assisting with the determination of the extent of personal injuries, identifying victims, witnesses and the extent of damage, documenting evidence; assisting to ensure that the safety of officers and the public is maintained at all times
  • Assist HRPS police officers in the investigation of crimes and offences against provincial and municipal statutes; assisting with the apprehension and arrest of suspects using the means necessary
  • Assist team members in the development and implementation of projects; acting as a resource to team members and other Units (Community Mobilization Bureau, Crime Prevention, etc.); recommending increased patrols or other policing services
  • Learn, understand and respect the diverse demographic nature of Halton Region; maintain awareness of the concerns of minority groups
  • Undertake assignments, including traffic point duty and crowd control, as required

Requirements:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have successfully completed at least four (4) years of secondary school education or equivalent
  • Not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been fully granted
  • Be a fully licensed driver in Ontario having accumulated no more than six (6) demerit points
  • Possess current First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Be physically able to perform the duties of the position. This requires candidates to pass a physical fitness test.
  • Meet vision standards of uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/40 binocularly, corrected visual acuity of 20/20 binocularly, with normal colour vision
  • Not be the holder of a Private Investigators Licence in the Province of Ontario, nor currently employed as a Security Officer within Halton Region
  • No current applications for Police Constable with any police service
  • Be prepared to take an Oath/Affirmation of Office and Secrecy
  • Be of good moral character
  • Successfully complete the Auxiliary Policing Services application and selection process
  • Minimum commitment of two (2) years volunteer service

Note: Halton Regional Police Service Auxiliary Officers are required to dedicate a minimum of 12 hours of duty per month. Yearly training and Unit meetings are in addition to these monthly hours. Auxiliary Officers must be prepared to serve anywhere at anytime throughout Halton Region.

For more information on the Halton Regional Police Service Auxiliary Policing Unit or to apply, contact:

Sergeant Dave Tutte
905-825-4727
AuxiliaryPolicing@haltonpolice.ca