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Experienced Police Officer and/or New Recruit – Fulltime – Permanent

Start Date: Jun 3 / 2021

Close Date: Jun 3 / 2021

Position:                   First Nations Police Constable
Location:                  Wikwemikong Unceded Territory
Responsible to:      Chief of Police, Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service

The Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service is accepting applications from a police officer who has served or are serving with a Canadian police agency.  Experienced applicants must have completed a probationary period.  Applicants may also be required to successfully complete any additional training deemed necessary by the Ontario Police College as a condition of employment.

New Recruit must attend the 13 week Basic Recruit Training course at the Ontario Police College Aylmer, scheduled for September 2021 and receive a certificate of graduation.

Summary:  The First Nations Police Constable will be responsible to the Chief of Police and will maintain law and order in a community-based setting within and around the Wikwemikong Territory.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work shift work, comprised of both day and evening shifts, weekends.
  • Preserving the peace.
  • Participate in community events and cultural gatherings.
  • Assist WTPS Officers with community policing and safety concerns.
  • Respond to routine and emergency calls, assisting crime or accident investigations with WTPS 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 WTPS members in the development and implementation of projects, acting as a resource to team members and other Units.
  • Undertake assignments, including traffic point duty and crowd control, as required.
  • Such other duties, not inconsistent with the above, as the Police Chief should direct.

Basic Requirements:

  • Ontario Police College Certificate or equivalent as recognized by the Ontario Police College.
  • Diploma in Police Foundations or Degree in Law and Criminal justice an asset.
  • Must possess a valid class G Ontario Driver License
  • Possess current First Aid/CPR Certificates.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Office.
  • Must have awareness of First Nation culture and traditions.
  • Be physically able to perform the duties of the position, and proof of current fitness test.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality a MUST.
  • Be prepared to take an Oath/Affirmation of Office and Secrecy.
  • Be of good moral character, no criminal record and must pass background check.
  • Must provide a signed WTPS Consent to Security Clearance Investigation Form.
  • Employment application packages are available and can be picked up at WTPS office.
  • Salary and merit level are open for discussion.

Interested applicants are to forward their completed employment package, letter of interest/cover letter, detailed resume, copies of relevant diploma/certificates, and 3 work related references to:

Attn: Acting Chief of Police, Gregory Mishibinijima
Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service
2074 Wikwemikong Way, P.O. Box 27
Wikwemikong, Ontario P0P 2J0

Posting Deadline:                            July 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Please note, applications will be screened.  Interviews will be scheduled and at that time a decision will be made to consider an experienced officer for hire. The candidate will also be required to successfully complete psychological, medical, vision and hearing examinations. The best qualified candidate(s) will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation. The candidate will be notified before any contact is made with their current police service.

Members of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service participate in the Ontario Pension Board (OPB) pension plan. It is compulsory for members to contribute to the plan. Experienced officers who have contributed to another pension plan may contact their current plan administrator to determine if their plan is transferable.