Court Officer ID: 59472

Deadline Date: 2019/08/30

Location: Toronto

Are you looking for a great opportunity to enter a career in law enforcement? Are you community focused and do you enjoy working with people? If so, the Toronto Police Service is looking for you to fill the position of Part Time Court Officer. The Toronto Police Service is the fourth largest municipal police service in North America. With over 4,500 police officers and approximately 2,000 civilian employees, we are dedicated to delivering best in class police services, in partnership with our communities by being where the public needs the Service the most, by embracing partnerships to create safe communities and by focussing on the needs of the City.

Posting Date:
 302 The East Mall, Suite 600
Start Date:
 34.73 per hour
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 What can I expect to do in this role? In this position, as a critical member of the Court Services team, you will be responsible for the custody and transportation of prisoners and for providing security at various court locations.
More specific responsibilities include:
- Transporting prisoners to and from detention centres, psychiatric hospitals, police divisions, and courthouses
- Maintaining the security of prisoners in the cell area of the courthouse and escorting prisoners to and from courtrooms
- Maintaining the security of each courtroom and the courthouse
- Searching prisoners and/or members of the public entering the courthouse
- Receiving and recording information regarding prisoners
- Obtaining DNA samples from persons in and out of custody as ordered by the Court
- Ordering and distributing meals and/or medication to prisoners
- Fingerprinting individuals that are in custody on behalf of Forensic Identification Services
- Booking individuals into custody at a Courthouse
- Checking, recording and filing various Court Documents pertaining to the status of prisoners
- Arranging for prisoners to be transported to other courts, and/or to a correctional facility
In addition, you may be required to perform other roles as noted below:
- Duties of the Court Liaison Officer: collect, organize, update and track the progress of Crown Envelopes for each case appearing in court
- Duties of the Drug Exhibits Liaison Officer: Transport narcotic exhibits to and from court locations to the Drug Repository; search and record Drug Exhibit numbers, Notice(s) of Intention, and Certificate(s) of Analysis required for court; prepare and swear to Affidavits of Service
- Duties of the Training Officer: Perform 'needs assessment' evaluations and prepare training materials; assist with the recruitment of new Court Officers
- Duties of a Document Services Officer: Prioritize sort and file court documents; serve court documents and notices and swear to Affidavits of Service before a Commissioner of Oaths; attend court and testify as to the service of Court Documents
How do I qualify?
- Have successfully completed at least four years of secondary school education or its equivalent (Note: official transcripts and diplomas will be required. Where education has been completed outside of Ontario, official proof of equivalency must be obtained)
- Have a minimum of one year of experience working in a customer service environment or with the public.
Conflict Resolution Skills:
- You are able to control hostile situations and dangerous behaviour with maturity and emotional stability
- You are able to resolve conflict without getting emotional
- You are able to deal with people in what could be difficult situations in a calm and tactful manner, exercising good judgement in order to handle outbursts with diplomacy
Communication Skills:
- You are able to communicate with stakeholders such as judges, crown attorneys, lawyers, court staff, public and prisoners in a tactful, professional and courteous manner
- You do not react when provoked aggressively and able to keep your composure in stressful situations
- You are comfortable talking to people from different backgrounds, cultures and age groups
- You have strong written and verbal communication skills
Problem Solving Skills:
- You will have strong situational assessment, analytical and problem solving skills
- You have good decision making skills and the ability to apply this skill in difficult and challenging situations
Licence and Certification Requirements:
- A valid "G" driver's licence (upon submission of application) with no more than six demerit points, permitting you to drive an automobile in Ontario with full driving privileges
- A good driving record is essential
- Current certification in both "Standard First Aid and CPR Level C" from an accredited agency by the time an offer of employment is given.
- A current and valid Special Constable Certificate of Results from Applicant Testing Services Inc. (ATS) inclusive of vision and hearing.
NOTE: A current and valid Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate of Results is also acceptable. For further information on how to register for the ATS certification and/or testing, visit
Conditions of Employment:
- Must successfully pass the required Toronto Police Service driving test to operate a police vehicle
- Deemed medically fit for the position through a medical assessment
- Meet all requirements to attain the status of a Special Constable as outlined by the Ministry
- Successfully complete the Court Officer Training Program that consists of: 8 week paid training program held at the Toronto Police College (70 Birmingham Street, Toronto; Monday to Friday 7 AM - 3 PM (may also include evenings and weekends); Anticipated Start date of training program - Monday October 7, 2019
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
HOW TO APPLY: For more information and how to apply, please visit: or call (416) 808-JOIN.
Applications due by Friday August 30, 2019.
The Toronto Police Service is committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve. We encourage applications from our diverse communities, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, visible minorities, LGBTQ+ persons, those who are able to speak fluently in another language(s) and anyone committed to a rewarding career in public service.
THE TORONTO POLICE SERVICE SUPPORTS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INITIATIVES. Accommodation will be provided in all stages of the hiring process. Contact us for any accommodation requests, and we will work with you to meet your needs. YOUR CAREER... YOUR COMMUNITY... YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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 HR Associates
 302 The East Mall, Suite 600
Postal Code:
 M9B 6C7
 4162371500 x266
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