The Brockville Police Service is Seeking an Experienced Officer

The Brockville Police Service is seeking an experienced officer to join our team starting at a second class constable rank. 

The Brockville Police Service was formed in 1832 and serves a community of approximately 22,000 citizens.  We have 40 dedicated uniform officers who are supported by 17 full-time civilians and 19 part-time staff which include both civilian and sworn. The Brockville Police Service is a progressive; community oriented Police Service, which owes a great deal of its success to the guidance of our Police Services Board, the cooperation of the citizens of our City, the support of City Council and staff as well as the dedication of our officers and civilian employees.

Overview of the Position

Under the direction of the Patrol Sergeant, the Police Constable – Patrol is responsible for:

  • Conducting proactive police initiatives and enhancing the image of the Brockville Police Service.
  • Providing support, assistance and leadership to other members within the Brockville Police and community
  • Liaising with other agencies including Law Enforcement and Non-Law-Enforcement and 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.

Responsibilities – (The following is not an exhaustive list but is a fair representation of expectations)

  • 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 Brockville 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

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years current experience with another police service.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with a demonstrated ability to articulate detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent judgment and decision making,
  • Possess strong problem solving skills
  • Professional driving skills and experiences
  • Strong organizational/time management and multitasking skills;
  • Must be self-driven, motivated and able to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well with community agencies, victims groups and members of the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Strong public speaking and meeting facilitation skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter to the following address on or before Noon EST, December 23rd, 2019:

Chief Scott Fraser
Brockville Police Service
2269 Parkedale Avenue
Brockville, ON
K6V 3G9

We would like to thank you for your interest in the Brockville Police Service and only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Student Employment Opportunity – YIPI After School Program

Student Employment Opportunity (Fall/Winter 2019/2020)
Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) After School Program

Program purpose and objectives:

  • Strengthen the relationship between youth, community and police
  • Enable young people to acquire an understanding of some aspects of policing and encourage them to consider a career in policing
  • Develop and promote community service with program participants
  • To establish mentors and role models beyond the program
  • Create work experience and assist in the development of job readiness skills
  • Build confidence in youth

Eligibility

  • Applicants must reside in the City of Brockville or attend a Brockville school
  • Must be between 15 and 18 years of age
  • Must not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted, and must not have any charges before the courts
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be able to work evenings (after school) and weekends

How to Apply

Please Email, or drop off in person, a résumé and cover letter outlining your interest in the program. 

Application deadline is:  Friday September 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Résumé and cover letter can be delivered to:

Brockville Police Service – Youth in Policing Initiative
c/o Community Safety Office
2269 Parkedale Avenue
Brockville, ON
K6V 3G9

-or-

Email    gfrancis@brockvillepolice.com

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you for your interest in this opportunity with the Brockville Police Service.

MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help The Brockville Police Service and The Gananoque Police Service officers reunite lost, wandering, and vulnerable individuals with their families

The Brockville Police Service are partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better help officers quickly locate lost or missing vulnerable individuals, such as those living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive brain injuries, so they can be quickly and safely returned to their loved ones.

MedicAlert Connect Protect gives police officers 24-hour access to a registered subscriber’s photo, identifying information, past wandering history and other medical information through the MedicAlert identification and associated database.

This information will help officers search more efficiently, increasing the chances that those who go missing are reunited with their loved ones sooner. Officers called to an emergency involving a MedicAlert subscriber will have access to vital information which could save a life.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with MedicAlert.  Quick access to important information will help us to better protect our most vulnerable citizens,” says Staff Sgt. Andrew Harvie.

“As a registered Canadian charity for close to 60 years, MedicAlert has played an important role in helping to protect Canadians and give families peace of mind in wandering or emergency situations,” explained Françoise Faverjon-Fortin, CEO of MedicAlert.  “Our database is a vital link between the community and first responders when faster, informed action makes all the difference and we’re honoured to assist police services across the country.”

MedicAlert will be holding a registration session in Brockville following the launch of MedicAlert Connect Protect. Members of the public are encouraged to learn more and sign up themselves or a loved one. Thanks to Brockville Police Service and MedicAlert Foundation Canada, the first 20 new MedicAlert subscribers will get their first-year service plan and a MedicAlert ID at no cost. 

Date Location Time
March 19th, 2019 St. Lawrence Lodge
1803 County Road 2 East
Brockville Ontario
K6V 5T1
9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Official Launch at 10:00 a.m.

 

For more information on the MedicAlert Connect Protect service, visit medicalert.ca/connectprotect.

MedicAlert Foundation Canada (MAFCA) is the largest membership-based registered charity in Canada and it is the leading provider of emergency medical information services. MedicAlert’s mission is to ensure that all Canadians have access to high-quality health information at time of need, and has protected more than one million Canadians since 1961.
 
MedicAlert® is backed by robust electronic health records maintained by medically trained professionals, a state-of-the-art secure database, and a 24/7 Emergency Hotline that answers calls from emergency responder personnel in 140 languages, all linked to customized identification products for Canadians with medical conditions and special needs. Globally recognized and respected, MedicAlert speaks for you, when you can’tTM.
 
Learn more about MedicAlert, how it works, and how you or a loved one can sign up to a service plan by visiting medicalert.ca or calling 1-866-696-0273.

Media Contacts: 

S/Sgt. Andrew Harvie

Staff Sergeant of Operations
Brockville Police Service
613-342-0127 ext. 4260
aharvie@brockvillepolice.com

Tracey Tang
Manager, Marketing, Donations & Media Relations
MedicAlert Foundation Canada
416-696-0142 x 1251
1-866-679-3217 x 1251
ttang@medicalert.ca
 

Shine he Light

Shine the Light Campaign

On November 5th at 11 am members of the Brockville Police and Staff and Volunteers from Interval House raised the flag on the Shine the Light Campaign.  The month of November is awareness month for violence against women and children. Our hope is to turn the City Purple with lights and decorations as purple is the colour of this campaign.  This also kicks off Crime Prevention Week and we are happy to share this moment with Interval House.  The flag will fly for the month of November and together we can all make a difference.  Let’s do our part to put an end to domestic violence!

Shine he Light

 

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving:

This long weekend officers will be joining their provincial counterparts and will pay special attention to distracted drivers during their long weekend safety blitz targeting distracted driving.

Ontario data on collisions from 2013 show:

  • one person is injured in a distracted-driving collision every half hour
  • a driver using a phone is four times more likely to crash than a driver focusing on the road

Distracted Driving Campaign

The Brockville Police Service will be participating in next weeks distracted driving campaign along with the Ontario Provincial Police. The campaign will run from Monday March 12, to Sunday March 18 and will focus on education and enforcement of drivers using hand-held devices.

This traffic violation carries a $490 fine and three demerit points. Please drive safe!

Brockville Police Service Deputy Chief Appointment

The Brockville Police Services Board is happy to announce the appointment of Deputy Chief Mark Noonan.

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Deputy Chief
Mark Noonan

Mark will be replacing Deputy Chief Lee MacArthur who retired today after 33 years of service with the Brockville Police.  Mark started with the Brockville Police Service in July 1992 and has held numerous positions within the organization.  Mark is currently supervising the Criminal Investigation Branch and is a member of the Senior Management team.  The Brockville Police Services Board conducted an internal search for a replacement for Deputy Chief MacArthur when he announced his plans to retire.  “We are fortunate to have a number of qualified individuals within our current organization and we are pleased to be able to promote from within.” – King Yee Jr – Chair of Brockville Police Services Board.

Moving forward, we look forward to working with Deputy Chief Noonan and we wish Deputy Chief MacArthur all the best in his retirement.

Brockville Police Service Retirements

It is a day of mixed emotions for members of the Brockville Police Service family as we say “good-bye” to 3 of our valued members and wish them and their loved one’s the very best for a happy and healthy retirement.

Deputy Chief Lee MacArthur

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Deputy Chief Lee MacArthur was hired under Chief Gerry Curtis and throughout his career worked under eight Chiefs and was the Deputy Chief to four of them.

While working his way up through the ranks, Lee became a Detective Constable in 1990, and in 1996 became the first full-time Drugs and Intelligence officer for the service. In 2000, he was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant in charge of the detective office. He was again promoted in 2002 to the rank of Inspector and became Deputy Chief in 2007.

Deputy Chief MacArthur is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and of the Executive Management Course at the Rotman School of Business.

A native of New Brunswick, Lee and his wife Connie own a summer home on the Bay of Fundy where they can now spend their summers enjoying the beautiful view.

 

 

Constable Robert Ferguson

Constable Robert FergusonConstable Robert Ferguson began his career with the Brockville Police Service in May of 1983 as a general patrol officer, a position he thoroughly enjoyed throughout most of his career. “Fergie” as he was referred to by his colleagues is very much a people person, a gift which made him such a successful patrol officer during his career.

Constable Ferguson was one of the Brockville Police Services training officers during his career and helped train over 10 recruits currently working for the service. For several summers, he and retired Constable Ryan Hayes enjoyed being part of the summer bike patrol in downtown Brockville. Constable Ferguson was also trained as a Drug Recognition Officer (DRE) for detection of drug impaired drivers and early in his career was a member of the Service’s Containment Team.

An avid sportsman, Rob was an accomplished baseball player and now enjoys refereeing basketball and is Vice-President of the Referees Association of Canada.

 

 

Support Services Coordinator Deena Shaw

Deena Shaw Support ServicesDeena has been a member of the Brockville Police since 1985 when she was first hired as a 911 dispatcher in our communications centre of the Brockville Police Service.

In 2009, Deena was promoted to the position of Support Services coordinator, a positions which includes supervision of the Communications Centre, being in charge of the Evidence and Property Room, Firearms, and the licensing of taxi and ensuring compliance of the taxi by-law.

During her career with the Brockville Police Service, Deena has worked with 8 Chiefs of Police, volunteered with the Brockville Police Association in a number of positions.

In her personal life, Deena was a big supporter of Canadian Aid for Chernobyl and over the years sponsored 4 children for summers in Canada. One of those children eventually achieved her landed immigrant status in Canada and lived with Deena and her family eventually graduating from BCI and St. Lawrence College in nursing and is currently working as an RPN in Alberta.

Deena has two other children, Jason who is a member of the Canadian Forces, and Mathew who works locally at Hendrix and is a volunteer firefighter.

Lee, Rob and Deena:

From your Brockville Police Service family thank you for almost 100 years of combined service to this community. Congratulations on a well-deserved retirement!

Brockville Police Association’s – Random Act of Christmas!!!

Random Act of Christmas!!!

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Constable April Muldoon and Sergeant Darryl Boyd of The Brockville Police Association had the wonderful experience of meeting Adam MacDonald in our first ever Random Act of Christmas! Police Association members met him at a local gas station in downtown Brockville. We made his holiday season a little merrier by filling up his gas tank. We will be doing more random acts of kindness throughout this Holiday season so you could be next! Follow us on Twitter at @BPS_Association.

Street Closures for the Santa Claus parade

Street Closures for the Santa Claus parade

Brockville Police would like to advise residents of street closures in effect for the annual Santa Claus parade on Saturday.

  • North Augusta Road between Reynolds Drive and Keefer Streets will be closed between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For North-South traffic and access to the Centennial Youth Arena and Broadway please use Oxford Avenue.
  • Pearl Street between North Augusta Road and Park Streets will be closed from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
  • Park Street between Pearl Street and King Street will be closed from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
  • King Street between Park Street and Edward Street will be closed from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Motorists travelling east or west in the City during these time please use Reynolds Drive.

Parking restrictions will also be in effect along the parade route along Pearl Street between North Augusta and Park Street, Park Street from Pearl to King Street and King Street from Park Street to Edward Street. Police are asking that all vehicles along the parade route be removed by 3 p.m. Saturday for the parade.