Alternative Response Officer Special Constable

Consider a career as an Alternative Response Officer (ARO) with the Saskatoon Police Service. These Special Constables play an important role in the provision of public safety services in our city by providing investigative and enforcement support to Police officers. Following a period of on-the-job training, ARO’s will engage in such duties as:

ARO Members

Direct Service Delivery

ARO Special Constable
  • walking the Beat, facilitating outreach and referral for vulnerable persons and enforcing infractions under provincial and municipal legislation
  • meeting with human service agency and civic workers
  • meeting with community members and business owners
  • participating in parades, ceremonies and public events

Enforcement Support

  • assisting units with traffic-related events and escorts
  • transporting arrested persons
  • providing assistance in Detention and at the Headquarters Service Centre

Investigative Support

  • taking complaints from citizens and writing police reports
  • retrieving physical and imagery evidence from citizens/locations
  • guarding crime scenes, vehicles and people
Prisoner Transport

Over the course of your career, you will work 10 and 12 hour shifts, during the day and the night.

As the ideal candidate, you must possess the following qualifications:

  • minimum 18 years of age
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Human Justice, or Arts with a focus in human studies; or a Grade 12 or GED
  • Ability to pass the Peace Officers Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) with a minimum time of 4:45
  • Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or permanent resident at time of application
  • Valid unrestricted Class 5 driver’s licence
  • Visual acuity correctable to 20/20 in each eye
  • No criminal convictions for which a Pardon has not been granted, and no criminal charges pending before the courts
  • No recent illicit drug use, detected or non-detected by the police
  • No medical restrictions which would prohibit the ability to safely complete training and perform all duties required of an ARO
  • Satisfactory employment record

The Saskatoon Police Service is an employment equity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including group medical and dental, life insurance, pension plan, employee assistance program, career training, on-site fitness facilities and a starting salary of $56,982.96 which increases to $91,387.68 after five years.

If you are interested in becoming an Alternative Response Officer with the Saskatoon Police Service, please complete and submit the Alternative Response Officer Special Constable Information, Application, and Personal Disclosure Forms to:

Saskatoon Police Service Human Resources
PO Box 1728
Saskatoon SK S7K 3R6

SPS is not currently recruiting for this position. Please check back at a later date.

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