Job: Detention Guard – #DG-SIC

  • Date Posted: January 25, 2016
  • Closing Date:
  • Location: Sicamous
  • Hours of Work: Casual
  • Salary/Wage:


RCMP Guards monitor and safeguard person in custody. Applicant must live with a 30 minute drive of the Detachment.

Physical handling of prisoners is not a job requirement for Detention Guards.  Any movement of Prisoners will be conducted by the RCMP.  Guard duties are to monitor prisoners and to document prisoner movement/activities, as per RCMP policy guidelines.

  • 4% vacation paid annually
  • AD&D Insurance coverage portal to portal
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


  • Monitor all prisoners to ensure their security and well being;
  • Observe and check prisoners frequently and irregularly;
  • Assist RCMP member when required to search prisoners (training provided);
  • Organize meals, record prisoner activity and maintain a prisoner activity logbook;
  • Watch prisoners while in hospital when required;
  • Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of cells when vacated or arrange janitor assistance;
  • Record and report any damages or repairs to cells;
  • Conduct searches of cells prior to occupation and when cells are vacated;
  • Maintain cellblock security (ensure cell doors are locked at all times);
  • Ensure cellblock keys are tagged and stored safely;
  • Ensure all personal effects removed from prisoners are properly secured;
  • Monitor fire safety and be fully conversant with fire orders;
  • Handle and dispense laundry items;
  • Under the supervision of the RCMP Officer, dispense approved prescription medications to persons in  custody and :
  • Perform other duties particular to that station or detachment as outlined in the Unit.

Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

At a minimum, Guards must meet the following educational and training qualifications prior to commencement of Guard duties.

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak in English or French as appropriate;
  • Valid level one First Aid Certificate c/w Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (must have upon hire)
  • Basic level computer skills an asset;
  • Vision: Visual standards are RCMP-V4 (eye glasses permitted);
  • Able to use both hands;
  • Occasionally required to manipulate/lift up to 20 kg;
  • Able to bend at the waist and climb stairs without restrictions or the use of assistive devices;
  • Bilingual Guards may be required for some communities;
  • WHIMS is an asset

Duty-specific Guard training provided to successful candidates prior to commencement of Guard duties; and refresher training provided to RCMP Guards in accordance with RCMP directives.
Note:  The RCMP Security Clearances is a process that can take up to three (3) months – a commitment to wait for this is an expectation of this position.  Due to the casual hours of this position the ideal candidate is a person who is semi-retired or a person requiring supplemental income.