Be­co­me a Po­li­ce Of­fi­cer, the Lon­don Po­li­ce is Hi­ring

La Jornada (Canada) - - NEWS -

The Lon­don Po­li­ce is al­ways loo­king for smart, ca­ring, and hard­wor­king peo­ple de­di­ca­ted to a ca­reer in the pu­blic ser­vi­ce. They ha­ve ca­reers in both the ci­vi­lian and po­li­cing bran­ches of the or­ga­ni­za­tion and are al­ways loo­king for good peo­ple to join the ranks.

“If you are ready to ma­ke a dif­fe­ren­ce in our com­mu­nity and would li­ke to be­co­me a Ca­det, Po­li­ce Cons­ta­ble or a Ci­vi­lian mem­ber, put in your ap­pli­ca­tion to­day “, says Ser­geant Da­rren Cou­ling of the Re­crui­ting Unit Lon­don Po­li­ce Ser­vi­ce.

La Jor­na­da had the op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­view Ser­geant Cou­ling about the pro­cess, the can­di­da­tes and re­gar­ding the di­ver­sity among the Po­li­ce For­ce.

A won­der­ful as­pect of po­li­cing is that an of­fi­cer can ha­ve se­ve­ral “ca­reers wit­hin a ca­reer.” Af­ter at­ten­ding the On­ta­rio Po­li­ce Co­lle­ge for th­ree months, our of­fi­cers spend the first fi­ve to se­ven years of their ca­reer on street pa­trol. It is the­re that they learn how to con­duct a cri­mi­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion, ma­ke an arrest, pre­pa­re do­cu­ments for court, and ser­ve the ci­ti­zens of Lon­don in a law en­for­ce­ment ca­pa­city. La- ter, of­fi­cers ha­ve op­por­tu­ni­ties to work on nu­me­rous spe­cialty units such as K9 or the Emer­gency Res­pon­se Unit, or to be­co­me a de­tec­ti­ve in our Cri­mi­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Di­vi­sion.

We lo­ve mee­ting with in­di­vi­duals who ha­ve ta­ken the ti­me to un­ders­tand the reality of po­li­cing. Whi­le it can be an ex­ci­ting and re­war­ding ca­reer, it can al­so be a dif­fi­cult one at ti­mes, par­ti­cu­larly when it co­mes to being ex­po­sed to trau­ma and ne­ga­ti­vity. Ha­ving ex­ce­llent ver­bal and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills is es­sen­tial. The abi­lity to un­ders­tand and re­la­te to all the mem­bers of our com­mu­nity is the foun­da­tion of being a good po­li­ce of­fi­cer and a good com­mu­nity part­ner. It is im­por­tant that peo­ple un­ders­tand that we are not loo­king for per­fec­tion – the­re is no such thing – but the ideal can­di­da­te should ha­ve a so­lid his­tory of ma­king good choi­ces in their li­fe and be con­fi­dent they would be a great team­ma­te and re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ve of the Lon­don Po­li­ce Ser­vi­ce.

In On­ta­rio, can­di­da­tes for both our Ca­det pro­gram and Po­li­ce Cons­ta­ble po­si­tions must be eit­her a Ca­na­dian ci­ti­zen or a Per­ma­nent Resident. Peo­ple in­ter­es­ted in pur­suing the Cons­ta­ble po­si­tion should be awa­re that they need to ob­tain an On­ta­rio As­so­cia­tion of Chiefs of Po­li­ce (OACP) Cer­ti­fi­ca­te th­rough Ap­pli­cant Tes­ting­jor­na­

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