Your high schooler is mulling over the idea of becoming a police officer. Timmins Police Service communications coordinator Marc Depatie suggests that they apply for the Youth in Policing initiative as a summer job.
He calls it a peek behind the curtain of policing.
“We’re eager to promote it amongst local youth between the ages of 15 to 18,” says Depatie. “The duration of employment runs from June 27th to August 19th and it pays $15 an hour.”
Part of the job is to be a TPS ambassador, attending local events and participating in activities like community clean-ups.
Depatie that it also demonstrates that officers are not only called into unsavoury situations.
“There’s quite a number of situations where the police are actively involved in very positive sets of circumstances. So there’s a good balance in the policing career.”
Between four and six applicants will be hired for the eight-week gig. Depatie says they will undergo careful scrutiny to find the right fit.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Must reside in Timmins region
• Must be a student between ages of 15 and 18 years old
• Must not have been convicted of a Criminal Offence for which a pardon has not been granted,
and must not have any charges pending before the courts
• Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
• Must be legally eligible to work in Canada
• Must be returning to school in September
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory
Successful applicants will fill the ranks of this program from June 27th until August 19th and be actively involved in the Timmins Police Service and its community safety initiatives.
Successful applicants will be taken on as “Youth in Policing” ambassadors of the Timmins Police Service.
Their duties will include:
• To provide community service in a safe and positive summer employment opportunity for youth who reside in the community.
• To enhance relationships between police and the community they serve by developing a positive working environment
• To promote youth participation and exposure to the work environment through diverse, educational, and productive work assignments with the police service
• To promote the Timmins Police Service as an employer of choice
This is a mentoring opportunity for those young men and women who may be considering policing as a potential career path. The applicants must be self-confident, polite, and possess an appreciation for being given responsibility and a keen desire to contribute to their community.
Applications are now being accepted at the Human Resources Department of the City of Timmins. The deadline for the application process is April 15th, 2022.
Go to the career section of www.timmins.ca website for further details and to retrieve a
downloadable application form.
-Timmins Police Service