Detective Sergeant in Aurora, ON
Same as many police services in Ontario. There are pros and cons, but overall (aside from some negative culture) it is a good workplace.Dynamic and growing police service. Salary and benefits are great. There are cultural issues at play and that provides for some negative interactions. You must be associated to the "in" group in order to succeed.
Youth in Policing Initiative in Aurora, ON
It was a youth program and I got paid LOL. It was fun. Since it was a youth program, we didn't do much "heavy duty" stuff. It was more going to different places and helping companies out, like the SPCA and Clarico Place etc. Fun if you have the opportunity to do this in High School. Let me have a bunch of new experiences that I would never have somewhere else.
Switchboard/RIB/Administrative Assistant, in that order. in Newmarket ON 1998 to 2004/ Aurora, ON 2005 tp 2016
Officers and civilians alike had access to cafeteria. Workout facilities provided free of charge. - Switchboard was Monday to Friday, shift work.- Records (RIB) based on continental shifts. Assigned to a platoon, and worked 12 hour shifts, two days and two nights. Direct voice reporting by officers from the districts, before, after, and during shifts.- Administrative Assistant, Monday to Friday, day shifts only.There was the usual workplace politics, but once appreciated could be navigated and work ethic was good. Chain of command was adhered to, and while management was not always available, supervisors were.It was a challenge at times to keep pace with changes in policy.From a personal perspective, I most enjoyed the report taking and one on one interaction with officers in the field. It was then I felt most useful. However, all phases undergo change and adjustment, and I could find enjoyable features in every work assignment.There was a facility provided where staff from all departments could mingle and relax, complete with a bar, some fast food/snacks, pool table, soccer field, and baseball diamond.
Police Officer in 4 District
Excellent learning opportunity Outstanding opportunity for self development in skills and team work. We learn family and relational dynamics as well as investigative and interviewing skills.
Police Constable in York, ON
A career that I missLoved being a police officer for York Regional Police. many opportunities and paths you can follow. Room for promotion if its something you are interested in. All facilities have a gym for keeping in shape. Reired after 30 years due to an injury which was causing too much pain.