Job: Detention Guard – #DG-ST

  • Date Posted: January 20, 2016
  • Closing Date:
  • Location: Stewart
  • Hours of Work: Casual
  • Salary/Wage:


Detention guards-RCMP monitor and safeguard persons in custody. Applicant must live within a 30 minute drive of the Detachment and be flexible as this position is casual, call in as required.

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 pay, uniform shirt. AD&D Insurance in effect portal to portal.

  • 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;
  • 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
  • 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;
  • Bilingual Guards may be required for some communities;
  • 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; and
  • Valid level one First Aid Certificate c/w Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.