Special Constable - Cadet In Training

Date: Sep 27, 2023

Location: CA, L4G 0S7

Company: York Regional Police


(Court Operations/Court Administration Unit)

SALARY: $92,173 - $97,473


Every Special Constable plays an important role in realizing our vision of ensuring our citizens feel safe and secure through excellence in policing. 

Special Constables carry out a variety of duties, including prisoner management and transportation, forensic identification processing and community support.

The York Regional Police is currently accepting applications for the Special Constable position to consider for future vacancies.



Identification Processing:

  • Fingerprint all offenders charged with dual or indictable offences.  Photographing individuals for identification purposes.  Identify parties using aliases or refusing to identify through fingerprints
  • Execute and extract DNA orders received from the court for all convicted parties, review paperwork to ensure validity and accuracy.  Manage the schedule and ensure timely submission of the samples to the DNA Databank to ensure retention of profiles
  • Manage supplies for processing individuals and DNA collection kits
  • Required to follow safety and security procedures in performing duties of the job
  • Required to report unsafe public behaviour or any unusual conduct
  • Responsible for the collection of personal information about the accused which is stored in confidential databases.  Additionally, the incumbents are responsible for the collection of confidential DNA information and its disclosure to the National DNA Data Bank
  • Conduct daily checks through CPIC, CNI and locals of parties in/out of custody to be printed.  Run individual checks (local, CPIC, CNI) for all parties scheduled for prints.  Ensure outstanding warrants, identifying markers, aliases and cautions are verified


Prisoner Management:

  • Provide security supporting the Ministry of the Attorney General and/or Region of York entrance regulations using metal detectors, x-ray machines, inspecting and searching people and property entering the court facility
  • Administer Narcan when required
  • Refuse all property identified as a concern
  • Identify criminal offences and effecting arrests when necessary
  • Provide information and assistance to the public and liaise with other police agencies and stakeholders as required
  • Attend courtrooms as assigned, ensuring safety and security of all participants.  Complete courtroom sweep and inspections.
  • Thoroughly search all prisoners and provide pertinent information relating to prisoners directly to the cellblock Supervisor or Sergeant
  • Complete regular cell checks for prisoner wellbeing and safety and record details in Versadex
  • Responsible for the movement of prisoners to and from the courtroom, and the security of prisoners at all times
  • Provide media crowd control during high profile court matters
  • Maintain overall vehicle cleanliness, ensuring vehicles are kept up to Ministry of Transportation safety standards, monitoring damage and fluid levels daily and transport vehicles for repair
  • Complete submissions for all new arrests and assist the Crown as required for surety checks in compliance with RCMP regulations
  • Completion of daily log, necessary updates for electronic calendar and Versadex as required
  • Complete CPIC check for accused prior to release to ensure there are no outstanding charges, warrants, or holds
  • Respond to situations in which prisoners are a potential threat to themselves or others.  Secure and monitor prisoners in a restraint chair when required
  • Complete lockdown procedures for disasters or threats when required
  • Financial responsibility to order prisoner meals through an ipad, collect invoices for cleaning services and maintain prisoner’s property
  • Monitor cameras of prisoner cells and dispatch Special Constables when required.  Monitor all cameras in the building including judicial and public entrances
  • Complete victim notifications on WASH court weekends



  • This position may require the successful candidate to work flexible shifts, including weekends, based on operational needs



When applying for the position of special constable with York Regional Police, you must meet the following criteria to be considered in the selection process:

  • Have proof of successful completion of four years of secondary school education or equivalency
  • Have no criminal record for which you have not received a pardon and be of good moral character and habits
  • Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada and at least 18 years-old
  • Possess valid standard or emergency first aid and CPR Level C certification, at minimum
  • Possess a valid Ontario driver’s licence class G, at minimum
  • Meet the minimum vision and hearing standards as defined by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP)
  • Successful completion of the Skills Assessment (SIGMA Survey for Police Officers) and the physical fitness requirement (Modified PIN Test)


  • Several years of progressive experience in the policing or security industry is preferred
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Computer skills including word processing applications and other YRP applications
  • Ability to monitor, assess and circumvent potential security or safety issues, coupled with the physical ability to subdue prisoners and/or public when required
  • Knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and relevant sections of the Criminal Code
  • Knowledge of safety precautions regarding bodily fluids and contagious diseases



In accordance with Article 35 of the Civilian Working Agreement, all internal members will be considered prior to external applications. 


York Regional Police is committed to our Corporate Values.  All York Regional Police employment policies and procedures are intended to be non-discriminatory and barrier-free in accordance with the principles and spirit of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  If contacted in regards to this competition, please advise the Uniform Recruiting Unit of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process.