Student Safety Patroller: Student Safety Patrollers are responsible for patrolling campus and engaging with members of the campus community in a proactive manner, locking or unlocking facilities, parking enforcement, and other routine security functions.


  • Must be a student
  • Completion of a High School Diploma, or equivalent
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Ontario Security Guard Licence
  • Must have a minimum of six months of customer service-related experience

Hiring Process:

The hiring of Student Safety Patrollers is a four-step process.

Step 1- Job Posting
Student Safety Patroller jobs are generally open in the spring for staff positions starting in the fall. Training for successful candidates will be conducted over the summer. To view job opportunities, please go to the Campus Safety Services website.

Step 2 – Hiring Board

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 – Background Screening
Applicants that successfully pass their interview will then undergo a thorough reference
check. Applications will also undergo a criminal record check, as well as a review of online/social media accounts.

Step 4 – Offer of Employment
Applicants who successfully pass through the process may be made a conditional offer of employment. The offer is conditional on successful completion of the required training and successfully obtaining a security guard licence. The costs of the training and the security guard licence are covered by Carleton University.