Special Constable - Courts
Special Constable in Courts control the movement of prisoners in lawful custody to and from the Windsor Jail, Superior Court, Ontario Court of Justice Facility and Windsor Police Headquarters.
- Be familiar with the Windsor Police Service Business Plan and the stated objectives of the Windsor Police Service;
- Escort prisoners to and from the Detention Unit, Ontario Court of Justice Court, Superior Court and County Jail;
- Regulate the movement of prisoners to and from the Detention Unit to the court holding cell;
- Regulate the movement of prisoners from the court holding cell to the prisoners dock in court;
- Monitor courtroom proceedings and regulate the movement of prisoners while in the courtroom;
- Maintain a legible, chronological account of daily activities in a duty notebook which is checked monthly by Supervisors;
- Ensure that necessary documents accompany prisoners to and from court;
- Take accused persons in custody into court as required;
- Maintain liaison with the cell control officer and Court Services office;
- Transport prisoners to and from the Windsor Jail and Windsor Police Headquarters;
- May be required to perform assignments as a Cells Officer.
- Must possess a Grade 12 graduation diploma or equivalent as recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Education;
- Must have up to one year pre-job experience to develop the skills required to work in a team environment;
- Must possess a valid Class ‘G’ Drivers Licence;
- Must possess current First Aid/CPR certificate;
- Must be physically able to perform position duties;
- Knowledge of the Criminal Code would be considered an asset;
- Must successfully complete a General Aptitude Test, Written Communication Test and Physical Fitness Test as part of the ‘Special Constable Test Results Profile’ acquired through Applicant Testing Services. (Note: A Certificate of Results for the position of Police Officer is also acceptable);
- Successful psychological testing and Background screening are required.
- Working in awkward and confined spaces such as elevators and holding area of transport wagon;
- Prolonged periods of sitting while in court where relief may not be available;
- Heavy physical exertion less than two hours a day when working with unruly prisoners;
- High intensity for 1 to 2 hours per day.