Special Constable at McMaster University – NIPPLOT

Special Constable at McMaster University

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Estimated Salary Guide

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  • $35.4K–$44.8K a year is the estimated salary for this role in Hamilton, ON.

Job Description

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.

General Description

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 license 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. If in the process of acquiring certificates, please advise on resume.

No copies required until requested at a later date.**

**All questions should be directed to Sergeant Melanie Hayter at [email protected]**

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please submit your application online.

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.

Vaccination Policy Statement

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all workers, students, volunteers, and visitors. Effective October 18, 2021, all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person are required to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. This is a term and condition of employment. As defined by the provincial government, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series. Vaccines approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization will be recognized. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated.

Effective September 7 through to October 18, those employees who are not fully vaccinated will participate in rapid testing twice per week, pending assessment of a human rights exemption or being fully vaccinated. Processes for confidentially disclosing vaccination status, completing testing, and review of human rights exemptions have been developed, and you will be advised further upon hire.

The vaccination requirement has been adopted as part of the University’s efforts to keep our community safe, and based on the evidence, which is demonstrating that vaccination is one of the most significant measures that can be taken to protect student, staff, faculty, and community members. Further information is available at the following link: https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/campus-health-safety/#tab-content-vaccination. More information on the University’s Health and Safety framework is available online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/resources/covid19/.

Questions regarding the above requirements or any accommodation requests through the recruitment process can be directed to your human resources contact.