Campus Safety Officer (Special Constable): Campus Safety Officers are responsible for patrolling campus and engaging with members of the campus community in a proactive manner, incident/emergency response and carrying-out investigations/incident follow-up.

Progression of Campus Safety Officer to Special Constable & Rates of Pay


  • A university degree, a Community College diploma in Police Foundations or the successful completion of the Basic Constables Training from the Ontario Police College (or equivalent provincial or federal institution)
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Security Guard Licence
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate
  • Must possess a valid first aid certificate (Standard level) with CPR level C from WSIB recognized provider
  • Must possess a valid Canadian Driver’s Licence
  • Minimum three years of full-time experience working in law enforcement or security role or demonstrated experience providing support for individuals in a challenging and complex work environment that requires the ability to prioritize work, maintain composure under stress and asses life safety issues. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Hiring Process:

Step 1 – Application

When a posting is open, applications for positions in Campus Safety Services must be submitted through the Department of Human Resources at

If there are no open posting but you are interested in joining the CSS team, please fill out this form

Step 2 – Initial Interview

Shortlisted candidates be interviewed by a multi-person hiring panel made up of the CSS team, as well as the broader Carleton community. As part of the interview, candidates will be expected to complete a work-sample exercise.

Step 3 – Call Back Interview

It is common to have a second interview with select candidates from the previous round of interviews.  The second interview may include work sample exercises, additional interview questions, and an opportunity for the panel to get to know the candidate better.  The nature of the second interview is determined by the position available and the intent is to ensure that the candidate is the best fit, both for the department as well as the community.

Step 4 – Background Screening

Those applicants that successfully pass the interview stage of the process will be required to pass background screening which includes: a psychological assessment, reference checks, employment verification, credit history check, criminal record check, driving history check and a review of online/social media accounts.

Step 5 – Offer of Employment

Applicants that pass the background screening process may be offered a position and a start date will be determined.