Detention Guard – Houston, BC

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Houston


Houston, BC We are Hiring  for on call positions 

WORK WITH US, NOT FOR US – Join the Commissionaires BC as a Detention Cell Guard . 

A Great Opportunity if you are:

  • Wanting to add additional income to your household.
  • Gain experience if you are working towards a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.
  • Flexible hours – maximize your work-life balance 
  •  One of Canada’s oldest security organizations, our detention guards work with police departments and municipalities to help in keeping Canadians safe.  Reach your full potential today!

      Location:  Houston RCMP Detachment

    Shift Times:  On-Call: Days, Evenings and Overnights

    Position Summary:  Under the direction of the RCMP Member responsible for Cell Block Operations, the Detention Guard is primarily responsible to monitor the safety and well-being of persons in custody and perform other duties as required.

      Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Observe and check prisoners frequently and irregularly, this may include the use of Closed- Circuit Television (CCTV).
  • Assist RCMP member(s) when required to search prisoners (training provided) Note: Physical handling of prisoners is not a job requirement for Detention Guards; any movement of prisoners will be conducted by the RCMP. 
  • Organize meals, record prisoner activity, and maintain a prisoner activity logbook. 
  • Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of cells when vacated or arrange janitor assistance. 
  •  Record and report any damages or repairs to cells. C
  • onduct search of cells prior to occupation and when cells are vacated. 
  • Maintain cellblock security by ensuring cell doors are locked at all times.
  • Ensure cellblock keys are tagged and stored safely.
  • Ensure all personal effects removed from prisoners are properly secured.
  • Monitor fire safety and be fully conversant with fire orders.
  •  Handle and dispense laundry items. 
  • Under the supervision of the RCMP Officer, dispense approved prescription medications to persons in custody. 
  • As per the RCMP Unit Supplemental Orders, monitoring prisoners to have or suspected of having suicidal tendencies.
  •  Perform other duties particular to that detachment as laid out in the Unit Supplemental Orders.
  •   Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

  • Must be 21 years and older.
  • Valid Occupational First Aid level 1 (St John’s Ambulance OFA1 or equivalent) or willingness to complete the course prior to being hired. Once hired, Commissionaires will maintain your certification. 
  •  Able to obtain RCMP Reliability and Public Works Reliability Clearance (RCMP Clearance can take 4 – 6 months to obtain). 
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak in English. V
  • Vision: Visual standards are RCMP-V4 (eyeglasses permitted). 
  • Able to bend at the waist and climb stairs without restrictions or the use of assistive devices. 
  • Mobility Standards: Able to use both hands, occasionally manipulate/lift up to 20 kilograms, bend at the waist and climb stairs without restrictions or the use of assistance devices. 
  • Basic level computer skills. 
  • Ability to remain in control under trying conditions. 
  •  Ability to be discrete. 
  • Work effectively with other people. 
  • Willingness to undergo detention guard training as required, including Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) training and refresher on a semi-annual basis. 
  • Ability to work independently.
  •  Conscientious, enthusiastic, and reliable.

  • Free and paid training programs. 
  • Flexible work schedule – maximize your work-life balance! 
  • Recognition programs.
  • Free uniform.
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