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Posting ID : 3659
Apply By : 3/9/2014
Position Title : Special Constable
Department : Special Constable Service
Job Type : Full-time, Limited Term
Reports To : Manager, Special Constable Service Waterloo
Position Summary : The Special Constable is responsible for patrolling and forming partnerships in the Neighbourhoods. A variety of duties related to the safety and security of the Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo Campus. A responsive, community focussed approach is required to ensure that facilities, students, staff and faculty are safe and secure at optimum levels.
Accountabilities : Administration

• Meet with team members and other supervisors to ensure a consistent service delivery within the Neighbourhoods and that information flows openly with all members.
• Establish goals and objectives in concert with team members.
• In concert with team members and Laurier community partners, develop and implement strategies to address Laurier community needs and concerns.
• Ensure compliance of all activities in accordance with policies, procedures, Police Services Act, Special Constable Hand book and agreement with the Waterloo Regional Police Service.
• Notify the Director of any major incidents relating to Wilfrid Laurier University.
• Liaison with student groups, faculty, staff and associations within the Laurier Community.
• Promote effective interpersonal relationships within teams and with other areas within the Laurier Community.
• Monitor calls for service and ensure overall effectiveness of response.
• Ensure all criminal incidents are reported daily as per the agreement with Waterloo Regional Police Service to North Division.
• Accuracy, completeness and timely submission of all reports or documentation relating to incidents on campus.
• Respond to requests for assistance.
• Enforcement of University regulations, and abide municipal, provincial and federal laws.
• Patrol of campus grounds and buildings on foot, bicycle and vehicle.
• Lock and unlock building entrances, classrooms, offices and other areas as required.
• Regular checks of emergency equipment.
• Provide information services.
• Control of pedestrian traffic when required.
• Provide advice with respect to other campus services.
• Liaise with local law enforcement agencies.
• Monitor parking lots for infractions.
• Provide escorts as required.
• Regular checks of staff/faculty working alone on campus as needed.
• Maintain the peace in support of the academic mission.

Internal/External Liaison

• Liaise with the Supervisor or Director with respect to the coordination of neighbourhood activity and resource deployment.
• Liaise with the Laurier Community, the City of Waterloo agencies, Waterloo Regional Police Service, and other services as required.
• Attend community events and participate on Boards, committees or community consultation groups as required.

Core Competencies of the Position:

• Achievement Orientation
• Analytical Thinking
• Community Focused / Customer Service Orientation
• Directiveness
• Impact and Influence
• Leadership
• Listening, Understanding and Responding
• Organizational Awareness
• Teamwork
• Valuing Diversity
Qualifications : • Innovative and analytical problem solving skills.
• An understanding of the concepts and application of Community Based Policing and the model used in Ontario.
• Excellent knowledge of policies, procedures and the law pertaining to the duties of a Special Constable.
• Ability to coach, interact with and transfer information within a team environment.
• Excellent interpersonal and active listening skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to articulate detail.
• Self motivated with well developed time management skills.
• Minimum OSSD or equivalent.
• You must have or are in the process of obtaining the OACP Constable Selection Certificate prior to the interview or have an Ontario Police College Recruit Certificate (not required for currently serving Police Officers).
• Class G drivers’ licence.
• Preference will be given to persons with past police experience.
• Be physically fit and able to pass use of force training with the Waterloo Regional Police Service.
• Up-to-date First Aid and CPR.
• Willing to work shift work- 12 hour platoon system.
• Ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision.
• Shares information with team members. Is collaborative in dealing with students, faculty, staff and fellow employees.
• Community focussed - responds promptly to community needs. Establishes and maintains effective relationships and acts in accordance with faculty, staff and students.
• Receptive to change - can adapt to changing circumstances. Able to make suggestions for improvement within the team environment.
• Respects diversity - treats others with respect, is understanding and avoids unnecessary conflict.
• Exhibits a strong sense of own capabilities. Demonstrates honesty, integrity and ethical conduct. Accepts ownership and accountability for own actions.
• Must have criminal clearance from their local police service.
• Does not have a criminal record, if there is criminal record you must provide a copy of your pardon.
• Must be able to be bonded.
• Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
Salary : $23.84/ hour
Salary Notes : This is a full-time, 12-month limited term position.
Please Note :


This position is available to internal and external candidates and is union exempt.
While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
After the initial interview, a short list of candidates will be asked to sign a waiver for the collection of personal information. Any offer of employment will be conditional on an acceptable reference check, medical check, background check and psychological assessment for suitability as a Special Constable.



Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with the best available candidates who have the appropriate combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.


Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of a visible minority.  To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007.

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