Job descriptions do not include every duty that an individual in a position performs. They are intended to be representative and characteristic of the duties required and the level of work performed. Depending upon the size of the department or unit and its functional activities, incumbents who fall into this category may perform all of the duties listed below or, in the case of large departments or units, may be assigned to designated specialized functions.
Responsible and accountable for the safety and protection of life and property within the University community. Patrols the campus grounds and buildings for maximum security visibility towards prevention, observation, and enforcement of laws and regulations.
Representative Duties & Responsibilities
Patrol University properties to detect and prevent signs of intrusion and ensure the security of physical properties.
Patrol the University campus, maintain a visible security presence, and identify high security-risk locations.
Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity on campus.
Conduct investigations vigilantly ensuring all necessary follow-ups are completed.
Ensure the safety of all persons and property on University property.
Act as a University ambassador to campus visitors and members of the community.
Escort people and property to desired destinations when money, documents or safety of property or persons are a concern.
Interview persons in order to obtain information or facts pertaining to incidents on campus.
Review closed-circuit television footage related to investigations.
Enforce criminal and provincial statutes, city bylaws, and University regulations.
Identify and resolve safety and security issues on campus.
Review campus establishments to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
Evaluate complaint and emergency-request information to determine response requirements.
Respond to campus emergencies and provide assistance to off-campus emergency and police services.
Relay complaint and emergency-request information to appropriate agency dispatchers.
Monitor campus traffic to ensure motorists observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures.
Issue citations or warnings to violators of motor vehicle ordinances.
Assist with the containment and preservation of crime scenes and ensure evidence is contained and properly recorded.
Determine the extent of personal injuries and property damage when incidents occur.
Identify and assist victims and witnesses from campus incidents.
Prepare campus incident reports and other court documentation.
Work with members of the University community to determine the community's safety concerns.
Assist the campus community in the development and implementation of various campus security projects by acting as a resource and making recommendations to achieve improved safety and reduction in crime on campus.
Embrace the diverse demographic nature of the University, and maintain awareness of the concerns of minority groups.
Complete various campus security assignments including, but not limited to, traffic and crowd control.
Testify in court to present evidence.
Receive emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
Prioritize calls and dispatch the appropriate security personnel to investigate calls.
Interact with callers who may be hysterical, angry, irrational or inebriated.
Relay pertinent information in a factual and concise manner.
Monitor security cameras, fire, and intrusion alarms and dispatch security personnel accordingly.
Receive, record, and service all incoming calls from officers, staff, students, and the general public.
Coordinate with a variety of internal and external services to resolve situations.
Train new security personnel on procedures.
Update, verify, and maintain information in a variety of databases and spreadsheets.
Receive and direct complaints to the appropriate department or agency.
At least 18 years of age.
Police Foundations Diploma or equivalent education.
Possess a current and valid Ontario Association Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate including Medical Package (Hearing and Vision Requirements) or Ontario Police College Recruit Training Certificate. You MUST have the OACP Certificate before the interview date.
Have a current certification in First Aid & CPR Level C.
Possess a valid driver’s licence with no more than six accumulated demerit points, permitting you to drive an automobile in Ontario with full driving privileges.
Pass a security clearance as well as a background investigation, credit and reference checks.
Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position, having regard for your own safety and the safety of members of the public.
Strong keyboarding and computer skills.
Be of good moral character and habits, meaning that you are an individual other people would look upon as being trustworthy and having integrity and good judgement.
**Please ensure all of the qualifications/mandatory certificates are listed on your resume. No copies required until requested at a later date.**
**All questions should be directed to Sergeant Melanie Hayter email@example.com**
How To Apply
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Employment Equity Statement
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.
In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.