The Kingston Police recruitment process reflects and demonstrates a commitment to our core values of Respect, Integrity, Professionalism, Partnership, Leadership and Excellence. We are committed to ensuring an equitable process with the goal of achieving a representative workforce of the diverse community we serve.
We are committed to supporting applicants with disabilities, including accommodating individual accessibility requirements.
Under the direction of the Patrol Sergeant, the Police Constable - Patrol is responsible for conducting proactive police initiatives and enhancing the image of the Kingston police with the community at large. To provide support, assistance and leadership to other members within the Kingston Police and community; to liaise with other police agencies and non-police agencies as required and other duties as may be assigned. Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws.
Kingston Police is proud to serve the Kingston community of 123,363 residents. We have a dedicated workforce of 198 officers and 60 civilians and are one of the oldest municipal police services in Canada. Our members are guided by the mission and values of the Kingston Police. We are committed to achieving our vision of being among the most progressive, efficient and effective community-oriented police services by developing, supporting and engaging our members.
Be knowledgeable of, and enforce, the Criminal Code, relevant Provincial statutes and Municipal by-laws
Investigate criminal complaints, apprehend offenders, lay charges, participate in prosecutions, execute warrants
Provide leadership and professional support to colleagues and the community
Investigate allegations of unlawful activity consistent with the provisions of Adequate and Effective Policing regulation of the Police Services Act and the Core Values of the Kingston Police
Notify witnesses and victims of proceedings and prepare them for court
Record facts to prepare reports, documenting incidents and daily activities
Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases
Use good policing techniques to contribute positively to integrated justice system
Patrol designated areas responding promptly to calls for assistance
Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area
Enforce traffic rules and respond to driving complaints issuing citations or warnings to violators; directing traffic and rerouting in case of emergencies
Process prisoners, and prepare and maintain records of prisoner bookings and prisoner status during booking and pre-trial process
Perform daily administrative activities such as maintaining information files, processing paperwork, documenting activities
Interact with the Community to build and strengthen working relationships between police and public
Be cognizant of and make suggestions relating to directives and training relative to criminal investigations
Prepare crown briefs for court presentation consistent with current legislation and case law
Execute R.I.D.E. programs
Resolve conflicts and negotiate with others
Act as official escorts for parades, funeral processions or events
Collect, tag and storage of seized and found property
Obtain and store supplies
Perform such other duties as assigned
Please note this duties represent a typical position and are not to be construed as all-inclusive. This position may be modified at any time and also after regular evaluation periods.
College diploma or university degree or Grade 12 diploma and military experience.
Basic training is required at Ontario Police College post-hire.
Valid OACP Certificate, Ontario Driver's Licence, C.P.R and First Aid Training required.
Experience with computer and computer systems to enter data or process information
Strong written and verbal communications skills with the ability to articulate detail
Excellent interpersonal and active listening skills
Excellent judgment and decision making, considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to make the appropriate decision
Possess strong critical thinking skills, using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Solid negotiation skills; ability to bring people of diverse experience and backgrounds together to try to reconcile differences
Professional driving skills and experiences
Strong organizational/time management and multitasking skills;
Must be self-driven, motivated and able to work under minimal supervision
Must possess creative and innovative analytical skills
Ability to work well with community agencies, victims groups and members of the criminal justice system.
Must be exceptionally alert, discrete and self motivated
Strong public speaking and meeting facilitation skills
Adaptable to assignment changes; working irregular and flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays
The Kingston Police hire on the basis of merit and are committed to reflecting the diversity of the Kingston community and Canada. We are committed to non-discriminatory, barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with human rights legislation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter or contact Human Resources at 613-549-4660, ext 2287 or 2282. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.