Why join Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS)?
There are many rewarding opportunities because we pride ourselves in getting to know the members we serve and being a part of the community. You are able to attend local events such as feasts, gatherings, pow wows, Halloween parades, the schools, etc., and become a role model and connect with the community members organically through personal interactions.
When an officer is actively engaged with the community he/she serves, the community responds with respect and inclusiveness to that of a close-knit family.
Our members are treated as part of a team, and we are passionately committed to the health and well being of our officers. NAPS has a great extended benefits program, as well as a pension plan with the Ontario Pension Board, a Wellness Unit, a Peer Support Team, numerous advancement and training opportunities and a good Employee Family Assistance Program that includes trauma support for our officers.
- Holidays & pension;
- Short and long term disability;
- Dependent life;
- Dental & healthcare;
- Life insurance;
- A work-life balance that allows you to fully experience the north.
- Recruit-Ontario Police College $58,321.42
- Police Constable $74,361.44-$106,232.40
NAPS is currently looking to hire additional Officers to help us expand and keep the title of being the largest First Nations police service in Canada and the 2nd largest First Nations police service in North America.
NAPS Officers are responsible for the following duties:
- Preparation of administrative and statistical reports
- Attend or prepare community policing events/presentations
- Preparation of occurrence reporting system reports
- Make entries into occurrence books
- Maintenance of a daily journal
- Conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations and be thoroughly conversant with criminal matters in the Indigenous Community
- Interrogation of suspects, interviewing witnesses and development of informants
- Enforcement of Criminal Code and other Federal Statutes
- Enforcement of Provincial Statutes (H.T.A.,L.L.A., etc.), where applicable
- Investigating accidents
- Effect arrests under Federal and Provincial Legislation
- Attend Criminal and Traffic Court
- Attend Post-Mortem Examinations
- Attend Coroners inquests
- Communicate with First Nation Council
What to expect when being scheduled for a shift:
- Shifts vary in length from 8 to 10 to 12 hours with regular overtime and on-call duties at all times of the day or night.
- Shifts are often 14 days of work followed by 14 rest days in remote Northern Ontario locations, or in some locations 8 days of work followed by 6 rest days (Note that schedules are subject to change based on employer needs).
- Access to the detachments may be via car or locations may be accessible only by airplane. Occasional driving on winter roads may occur (over frozen northern located bodies of water).
In addition to the above duties and shift schedule, Officers are also required to meet the following physical demands as a bona fide occupational requirement. The core function is to provide a general law enforcement service that is culturally appropriate and sensitive to the needs of the Nishnawbe Aski communities.
General physical demands range from moderate to heavy and may include:
- Use of Force Equipment commonly used by Officers may include baton, pepper spray, varied firearms (includes pistol and long gun), handcuffs, and items of that nature.
- Ability to drive police vehicles on patrol and in pursuit including cars, trucks, ATV, boats, and snow machines.
- Stand/walk/run for 75% of on shift duties
- Sit 51% to 75%
- Drive a vehicle 51% to 75%
- Keyboard/type/computer work 1% to 25% (this varies and may be up to 50% occasionally)
- Telephone 1% to 25%
- It will be required to be able to lift and carry objects while wearing an approx. 5 to 7lb duty belt while in uniform as well as a protective vest
- Less than 5 lbs is constant 100%
- 6 to 10 lbs is lifted/carried is 51% to 75%
- 11 to 25 lbs is 26% to 50%
- 26 to 40 lbs is 1% to 25%
- Over 40 pounds is 1% to 25%
- Climb various terrains encountered is 1% to 25%
- Grip/grasp objects is 50%
- Bend 26% to 50%
- Squat/kneel 1% to 25%
- Reach above shoulder height is 26% to 50%, at shoulder height is 26% to 50%
- Working in environments of cold, heat, noise, dust range from 50% to 75% - vibration is 1% to 25%
Officers are required to self supervise or work alone, work cooperatively with others, tolerate demanding deadlines and time pressures, attend to detail or perform multiple tasks, tolerate and resolve emotional situations or confrontations, and use concentrating and memorizing skills.
Please note this position requires relocation to Ontario. Ontario locations of work include:
Sioux Lookout, Bearskin Lake, Cat Lake, Deer Lake, Eabametoong (Fort Hope), Fort Severn, Kasabonika, Keewaywin, Kingfisher Lake, Mishkeegogamang (Pickle Lake), Muskrat Dam, Neskantaga (Landsdown House), Nibinamik (Summer Beaver), North Spirit Lake, Poplar Hill, Sachigo, Sandy Lake, Slate Falls, Webequie, Wunnumin Lake, Cochrane, Aroland (Nakina), Attawapiskat, Brunswick House, Chapleau, Constance Lake, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Marten Falls (Ogoki Post), Matachewan, Moose Factory, Taykwa Tagamou (New Post), Wahgoshig (Matheson), Weenusk (Peawanuck).
Becoming a police officer can be a lengthy process, so to help get the process started, it would be greatly appreciated if you could also fill out the application form on our recruitment website. The link will be sent to you after you apply through Indeed.
Throughout the onboarding process we will have to collect a significant amount of documentation, so we thank you in advance!
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $58,321.42-$106,232.40 per year
- Company pension
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- Vision care
- Wellness program
Flexible Language Requirement:
- 10 hour shift
- 12 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Night shift
- On call
- Will you be able to reliably commute or relocate to Ontario for this job?
Work Location: In person