Sergeant (Special Constable): Sergeants are responsible for assisting in the administration and operations of a team, under the direction of a Shift Manager. They carry out many of the same day to day functions as a Special Constable, but are also tasked with leading the team in particular aspects of their work.


  • Completion of High School Diploma. Completion of Post-Secondary Education or OPC may be preferred
  • 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 5 years of 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 with at least one year of supervisory experience in supervising a team. Previous job experience with Federal, Provincial and Municipal statutes, legislation, would be preferred. 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 – Job Knowledge

Candidates will be asked to complete a job knowledge assessment.  They will also be asked to submit a summary of their past achievements that demonstrate how they contribute to providing excellent service and a community based approach.

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.