Special Constable

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Posting #:AP 81/2013
Posted:Dec 23, 2013
Employment Status:Permanent Full-Time
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Campus Security Services
Grade:Job Group K
Salary Scale:$44,132 - $66,135 per annum* (effective July 1, 2013)
Hours of Work:

Job Summary

Why Brock?
Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career. Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity
Reporting to Platoon Supervisor, as part of the Campus Security Community Policing & Patrol Program, the Special Constable provides the Brock Community with liaison, investigation, enforcement, crime prevention, and services to provide a community-based security/policing model.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Receiving and recording complaints and conducting investigations; following-up on assignments, interviewing suspects and witnesses and obtaining statements from parties involved in the incident, preparing concise and complete incident reports
• Securing investigation scenes, searching and/or securing evidence where appropriate
• Reviewing Incident Reports to ensure accuracy, completeness and conducting any follow-ups as required
• Conducting patrols of the University (on foot, in car & on bike), enforcing the laws of the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC), provincial statutes, by-laws, and University policy and procedures
• Acting as first responder to all emergencies and calls for service, ensuring that appropriate authorities have been notified of any issues; and conducting arrests where appropriate
• Promoting goodwill and cooperation by maintaining a positive working relationship with University departments, as well community groups and local law enforcement agencies that provide mutual support and benefit the campus community
• Providing assistance in training staff and students related to appropriate security protocol
• Monitoring, operating and dispatching within Central Communications and Monitoring Centre
• Providing on-campus special event coverage as required
• Promoting and delivering educational programs on personal safety, crime prevention and property protection
• Working together with the campus community to identify, prioritize and problem solve any issues or concerns
• Providing advice and support to members of the community who are victims of crime
• Participating in all University Fairs representing Campus Security
• Monitoring social media outlets for information and contributing to Campus Security Services website, Facebook and Twitter.


The ideal candidate will have:
• Completed a 2 year College Diploma in Law & Security, Police Foundations, and/or acceptable service with a recognized Canadian Police service as a Peace/Police Officer
• Ontario Association of Chief of Police (OACP) Constable or Special Constable Selection System Certificate of Results, or Ontario Police College Recruit Training Certificate
• CPR, First Aid, AED certification
• Valid Police Clearance Certificate
• A valid G class driver’s license with an excellent drivers’ abstract - no more than one driving infraction (the successful candidate will need to demonstrate proof of an excellent driving record)
• 1 – 2+ years of relevant experience (Policing/Security)
• Demonstrated knowledge of Criminal Code of Canada (CCC), provincial statutes, by-laws, and applicable legislation and regulations
• Proven ability to physically and mentally perform the duties of the position
• Awareness of issues of diversity and understanding of the sensitive nature of cultural differences
• Demonstrated ability to remain calm and professional under pressure, while diffusing conflict and being prepared to step forward and take control when required
• Strong negotiation/mediation skills including the ability to build on common ground
• Solid computer competency including word processing, spreadsheet, database, web applications and web maintenance, social media, internet search
• Working knowledge of technical security systems; e.g. CCTV, Access Control Management Systems
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
• Proven ability to make decisions quickly in emergency situations (including life & death situations) and communicate effectively to impacted parties to ensure appropriate actions are taken
• Ability to work 10 – 12 hour rotating (day & night) shifts


This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by January 3, 2014.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.