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Detention Guard – Ladysmith RCMP



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    Location: Ladysmith RCMP Detachment

    Reports to: Client Service Manager

    Wage: $19.93/hr plus RSP

    Shift Times: On-Call/Casual Backup – Days, Evenings and Overnights


    Under the direction of the RCMP Member responsible for Cell Block Operations, the Detention Guard is primarily responsible to monitor the safety and well-being of persons in custody and perform other duties as required.


    • Observe and check prisoners frequently and irregularly, this may include the use of Closed- Circuit Television (CCTV).
    • Assist RCMP member(s) when required to search prisoners (training provided) Note: Physical handling of prisoners is not a job requirement for Detention Guards; any movement of prisoners will be conducted by the RCMP.
    • Organize meals, record prisoner activity, and maintain a prisoner activity logbook.
    • Monitor prisoners while in hospital (when required).
    • Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of cells when vacated or arrange janitor assistance.
    • Record and report any damages or repairs to cells.
    • Conduct search of cells prior to occupation and when cells are vacated.
    • Maintain cellblock security by ensuring cell doors are locked at all times.
    • Ensure cellblock keys are tagged and stored safely.
    • Ensure all personal effects removed from prisoners are properly secured.
    • Monitor fire safety and be fully conversant with fire orders.
    • Handle and dispense laundry items.
    • Under the supervision of the RCMP Officer, dispense approved prescription medications to persons in custody.
    • As per the RCMP Unit Supplemental Orders, monitoring prisoners to have or suspected of having suicidal tendencies.
    • Perform escort duties as required for specific detachments.
    • Perform other duties particular to that detachment as laid out in the Unit Supplemental Orders.


    • Valid Occupational First Aid level 1 (St John’s Ambulance OFA1 or equivalent) is a requirement. Once hired, Commissionaires will maintain your certification.
    • Able to obtain RCMP Reliability and Public Works Reliability Clearance (RCMP Clearance can take 4 – 6 months to obtain).
    • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak in English.
    • Vision: Visual standards are RCMP-V4 (eyeglasses permitted).
    • Able to bend at the waist and climb stairs without restrictions or the use of assistive devices.
    • Mobility Standards: Able to use both hands, occasionally manipulate/lift up to 20 kilograms, bend at the waist and climb stairs without restrictions or the use of assistance devices.
    • Basic level computer skills.
    • Ability to remain in control under trying conditions.
    • Ability to be discrete.
    • Work effectively with other people.
    • Willingness to undergo detention guard training as required, including Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) training and refresher on a semi-annual basis.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Conscientious, enthusiastic, and reliable.


    • Free and paid training programs.
    • Opportunities for advancement.
    • A variety of shifts to maximize work-life balance!
    • Exclusive partnership rates with BMO, Bell, and Hero Travel program
    • Recognition and reward programs.
    • Extended health, dental, and vision coverage.
    • Free uniform and dry-cleaning reimbursement.
    • Safety boot reimbursement and PPE provided (as applicable).
    • RRSP contributions.
    • Referral bonuses.
    • And more!

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