Special Constable - Courts & Detention Unit
Special Constables are divided into two sections: Courts and Detention Unit.
Courts Special Constables control the movement of prisoners in lawful custody to and from the Windsor Jail, Superior Court, Ontario Court of Justice Facility and Windsor Police Headquarters.
Positions Duties of a Special Constable, Courts include (but are not limited to):
- Escort prisoners to and from the Detention Unit, Ontario Court of Justice Court, Superior Court and County Jail;
- Regulate the movement of prisoners to and from the Detention Unit to the court holding cell;
- Regulate the movement of prisoners from the court holding cell to the prisoners dock in court;
- Monitor courtroom proceedings and regulate the movement of prisoners while in the courtroom;
- Maintain a legible, chronological account of daily activities in a duty notebook which is checked monthly by Supervisors;
- Ensure that necessary documents accompany prisoners to and from court;
- Take accused persons in custody into court as required;
- Maintain liaison with the cell control officer and Court Services office;
- Transport prisoners to and from the Southwest Detention Centre and Windsor Police Headquarters.
Dentention Unit Special Constables are responsible for the registration, control, movement, safety, security and fingerprinting/photographing of all prisoners in custody in the Detention Unit of Windsor Police Headquarters.
Positions Duties of a Special Constable, Detention Unit include (but are not limited to):
- Register all prisoners as directed;
- Ensure the safety, welfare and security of all prisoners via closed circuit monitors and direct observation;
- Assist with the movement of prisoners to and from cells, court and SWDC as required;
- Conduct searches of prisoners, controlling the receipt and return of property;
- Prepare prisoner release documents as required;
- Maintain detention centre and identification room supply inventory and order supplies as needed;
- Photograph and fingerprint prisoners pursuant to the Identification of Criminals Act;
- Maintain accurate notebook and submit supplementary reports as required;
- Generate daily prisoner register sheets;
- Maintain, order and distribute prisoner meals at meal times, as required;
- Ensure that no unauthorized persons gain admittance to the cellblock area.
Temporary Part Time Special Constables will be assigned to work shifts in Courts and the Detention Unit. Special Constables will always be hired first on a temporary part time basis before advancing to permanent part time.
Qualifications For Temporary Part Time Special Constable:
- Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
- Minimum 18 years of age;
- Must possess a Grade 12 graduation diploma or equivalent as recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Education or completed post-secondary education at an accredited college or university as an adult student;
- Minimum 2 years of experience in courtroom or security environment is an asset;
- Must hold a valid OACP Certificate of Results - valid hearing and vision assessments, completed fitness logs and daily journals are not required at time of application. More information is at https://oacpcertificate.ca/
- Must possess a valid Class ‘G’ Drivers Licence;
- Must possess current First Aid/CPR certificate;
- Must be physically able to perform essential position duties;
- Knowledge of the Criminal Code would be considered an asset;
- Must be available for all shifts in a 24 hour schedule.
- Candidates must also successfully complete the PREP Test (no shuttle run).
HOURS OF WORK: Shift work, up to 24-31 hours per week.