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TPS recruiting auxiliary officers

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The Timmins Police Service wants you to join its auxiliary force. It’s a volunteer position that requires 144 hours of your time every year.

Communications coordinator Marc Depatie says it’s for anyone looking to do meaningful community service or considering a future in policing.

“We peel back the curtain to allow people to see firsthand the rigours of policing,” he explains, “and if it’s a good fit, we can certainly encourage those persons to groom themselves as best they can, so that their application for fulltime employment can be taken seriously.”

Depatie says being an auxiliary officer is  more than just being at public functions.  There’s actual police work involved.

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“When we have evidence searches or searches for missing persons, we count very heavily on our auxiliary members to lend a hand and help us coordinate our efforts.”

Depatie adds that the pay is a rewarding sense of accomplishment.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPECTATIONS

This is a VOLUNTEER position within the Timmins Police Service organization.  The duties of Auxiliary Officers may include assisting roles, under the supervision of regular Timmins Police Service Sworn Officers, in:

  • Crowd management at parades and special events;
  • Searches for missing persons and large scale searches for evidence;
  • Support during major emergencies or disasters;
  • R.I.D.E. and special traffic enforcement programs;
  • Canvassing neighborhoods (to a limited extent) to assist with investigations;
  • Conducting telephone surveys in relation to issues of interest to the police service and the community;
  • Distribution of promotional and public education material; and
  • Other functions as authorized by the Chief of Police.

Auxiliary Officers are often called upon to provide service in very difficult situations and inclement weather conditions.

Auxiliary Officers will be expected to maintain the high standards of the Timmins Police Service.

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Be of good moral character and habits, with no criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Possess an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License
  • Preferably hold current certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Meet minimum vision requirements
  • Be physically and medically fit

The selection process, which will reflect the principles of equal opportunity, will require applicants to undergo an interview process, background check, and a psychological evaluation.

Successful applicants will be expected to volunteer to undergo an initial training period of 40 hours.  Thereafter, Auxiliary Officers will be required to volunteer at least 144 hours of duty per year.

Interested candidates for this volunteer position must submit a cover letter and resume indicating their interest in the Auxiliary Police Unit to:

Timmins Police Service

Attention – Staff Sergeant Tim Chalmers – Auxiliary Liaison Officer

185 Spruce Street South

Timmins ON P4N 2M7

Applications should be received no later than March 4th, 2022.

 

 

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