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Corrections, Policing and Public Safety has a challenging opportunity for experienced, highly motivated individuals who are interested in continuing their law enforcement career as a Saskatchewan Highway Patrol Officer. Your primary goal will be to ensure the safety of all highway users by monitoring driver/vehicle compliance and protect highway infrastructure. The Ministry is seeking to fill two permanent positions across the province.

In this position, you will:
• Inspect commercial vehicles and check commercial vehicle operators for compliance with Provincial and/or Federal Transportation Acts and Regulations;
• Enforce traffic safety laws and applicable federal and provincial regulations relating to the safe operation of all motor vehicles;
• Conduct roadside inspections, issue charges, appear in court, conduct investigations, attend motor vehicle accidents and prepare reports as required;
• Conduct interviews and investigations in order to obtain detailed information;
• Require... knowledge of legal/court processes/procedures and provide court testimony;
• Deliver a public and industry related awareness and education program respecting all aspects of the transportation industry, to municipal officials, police forces, transport companies, interest groups and the general public;
• Interact professionally with team members, other enforcement and government agencies, as well as the commercial transportation industry;
• Have the physical ability to inspect vehicles and cargo in accordance with Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance standards; and
• Be willing and capable of carrying and handling firearms and other use of force intervention options.

In addition, you will be a member of the Provincial Protection and Response Team (PRT) and will aid in the reduction of crime in Saskatchewan by:
• Responding to 911 calls when RCMP or Municipal Police agencies are not immediately available, or when you could provide the fastest first response;
• Taking direct enforcement action during crimes in progress; and
• Providing assistance and support to other Police Agencies as requested.

To qualify for this position, you will:
• Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and legally entitled to work in Canada;
• Previously been employed full time as a Canadian police officer, Special Constable or a federally appointed law enforcement officer (Fisheries Officer, Game Officer, etc.) within 3 years of date of application;
• Be a graduate of a recruit training course recognized by the Saskatchewan Police Commission and is/has been employed as a member of a police service within Canada within 3 years of the application. Other law enforcement training will be considered/reviewed;
• Pass the Police Officers Physical Assessment Training (POPAT) in a time of 4:45 or less at an approved testing facility. *Prior to interviews, the applicant is responsible for providing a certification of a successful POPAT test time and must be valid within a 6-month period of application posting;
• Be scheduled to complete physical/medical assessments;
• Possess/produce a valid Canadian driver’s license – (a Certified Drivers Abstract will be requested at a later date);
• Possess/ produce a valid First Aid Certificate including AED that must be valid to August 2024 or beyond;
• Be required to pass a psychological personality assessment (MMPI) to determine suitability for law enforcement; and
• Be of good moral character and habits.

Candidates who are successful through the application process will be required to successfully complete 10 weeks of commercial vehicle training put on by the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol.

You will be required to work variable hours including evenings and weekends and will be required to travel with overnight stays away from your home detachment.

Typically, the knowledge and experience required to be successful in this position would be obtained and supplemented by a bachelor’s degree or college diploma in police science, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field. Equivalencies will be considered based on combined education and experience
Melfort SK


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