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Detention Guard – Bella Coola, BC


    Commissionaires BC

    Bella Coola, BC We are Hiring for Detention Guard ‘On Call’ positions


    WORK WITH US, NOT FOR US – Join the Commissionaires BC as a Detention Cell Guard . As the only not-for-profit security company, our focus is on our employees. The rate of pay for this site is $22.00 per hour.

    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: Bella Coola 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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