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Hamilton Police Service
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"Excellence in Policing"
Established 1833
Jurisdiction Municipal
Sworn 761
Non-sworn 267
Stations 3
Chief Glenn De Caire
Deputy Chief Eric Girt, Ken Leendertse
Website www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca/

The Hamilton Police Service, formerly The Hamilton Wentworth Regional Police, is the local police service for the City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This agency is the primary service charged with the duty of enforcing the Criminal Code of Canada in the City of Hamilton. The organization became a paid service upon incorporation of the City in 1846. In 2007, the service protected over 500,000 residents with 761 sworn police officers, 267 civilians and a budget of $117,519,150. The current Chief of Police is Glenn De Caire. On November 20, 2009, the Hamilton Police Services Board announced their selection of Glenn De Caire (Staff Superintendent, Toronto Police Service) as Chief-Designate. On December 9, 2009, Chief De Caire was sworn in as the 34th Chief of Police.

A Hamilton Police Service Cruiser.

The first Hamilton area Police was established on February 13, 1833 by a statute of Upper Canada.[1]

Radio dispatch is supported by the city's Motorola type II analog architecture.

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Recruitment

The Hamilton Police Service has a long, proud history of serving the people of Hamilton. A career in policing is primarily about one thing: working in partnership with different communities. To be a police constable, you must be able to build relationships in the community and show sensitivity to the needs of people from all races, cultures and backgrounds.

Training/Field:
All constables are trained for Hamilton in the Ontario police college or OCP, in Aylmer, Ontario. Aylmer is located 80 miles south west of hamilton, and about 35 miles south east of London.

Required Skills/ Experience:
The Hamilton Police Service is committed to representing the diverse communities they serve.

Rate of Pay/ Salary: 36.7k-90k

More information can be found at their website.
http://www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca

The Special Investigations Unit

The actions of the Hamilton Police are examined by the Special Investigations Unit, a civilian agency responsible for investigating circumstances involving police and civilians that have resulted in a death, serious injury, or allegations of sexual assault. The SIU is dedicated to maintaining one law, ensuring equal justice before the law among both the police and the public. They assure that the criminal law is applied appropriately to police conduct, as determined through independent investigations, increasing public confidence in the police services. Complaints involving police conduct that do not result in a serious injury or death must be referred to the appropriate police service or to another oversight agency, such as the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services.

See also

References

  1. ^ Statutes of Upper Canada, 1833 3° William IV pg. 58-68, Chapter XVII. An act to define the Limits of the Town of Hamilton, in the District of Gore, and to establish a Police and Public Market therein.

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