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Frequently Asked Questions

IS MY PENSION TRANSFERABLE?

 

Currently, the City of Brandon has reciprocal agreements with:

      • Manitoba Civil Service Superannuation Board
      • Winnipeg Civic Employees’ Benefit Program
      • Public Service of Canada
      • Saskatchewan Public Employees’ Benefits Agency
      • Manitoba Healthcare Employee Benefit Plans
      • Brandon University
      • Canadian Union of Public Employees
      • Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System

If we do not have a reciprocal transfer agreement with your previous employer, we may be able to arrange an Individual Transfer.  It is important to note that there are time restrictions within reciprocal transfer agreements and if you are considering a reciprocal transfer, contact our office as soon as you become employed with a MEBP participating employer or an employer that participates in a reciprocal agreement with MEBP.

You can also contact your current pension provider and ask questions, or call MEBP (Manitoba Employees Benefit

MEBP Website:  www.mebp.mb.ca

 

WILL I LOSE MY SENIORITY?

 

As is the case with most police agencies, the Brandon Police Service seniority is indicated by badge number and a person’s placement within a hiring competition.  While previous experience is an asset to the Brandon Police Service, it will not reflect on your seniority level within the Brandon Police service and your time with another police service will not transfer over.

 

HOW MANY WEEKS OF ANNUAL LEAVE WILL I RECEIVE?

 

Upon an experienced officer completing training, a sworn member on platoon (working 12-hour shifts) will receive 144 hours of FLOATER TIME, 80 hours of ANNUAL LEAVE and an additional 96 hours of STAT LEAVE.  This is currently under review.

 

I AM AN OFFICER WITH INTERNATIONAL OR MILITARY EXPERIENCE. DO I QUALIFY AS AN EXPERIENCED OFFICER?

 

At this time, you must apply as a recruit and will be required to attend the Police Studies college course upon hire.

 

WHAT CLASS WILL I LATERAL TO WITH THE BRANDON POLICE SERVICE?

 

Class is determined by years of service from your previous agency.  For example, a lateral recruit with seven years of experience will enter the Brandon Police Service as a Second Class Constable until their probation period is complete.  Upon completion, the member will then become a First Class Constable.

For wages, please see Salary and Benefits (Experienced)

 

WILL I RECEIVE BENEFITS?

 

The Brandon Police Service is part of the City of Brandon Blue Cross Benefit Program.  Upon receiving your Offer of Employment to the Brandon Police Service, Human Resources will discuss your options.

 

WHAT WILL MY WORK SCHEDULE BE?

 

A lateral recruit is required to complete field training and will normally start on platoon duty.  Platoon members work 12-hour shifts.  These shifts consist of two days, followed by two nights with four days’ rest.

 

I HAVE SPECIALIZED TRAINING THAT REQUIRES MAINTENANCE. WILL I BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THIS WITH THE BRANDON POLICE SERVICE?

 

The Brandon Police Service Training Coordinator will gladly work with members to maintain currency in their respective specialization.

 

WHO COVERS MY EXPENSES IF I HAVE TO RETURN FOR COURT?

 

Your previous police service is responsible for covering any costs associated should you be required to return for a court appearance.

 

WHAT SPECIALTY UNITS DOES THE BRANDON POLICE SERVICE HAVE?

 

The Brandon Police Service has several specialized departments:

      • Criminal Investigation Unit
      • Crime Support Unit
      • Intelligence (CISM, Meth Investigator, Youth Intelligence)
      • Traffic
      • Forensic Identification Unit
      • School Liaison Officers
      • Canine
      • Training and Recruitment
      • Instructor Secondment
      • Community Services
      • Specialty Teams (Crisis Negotiators, Incident Command, Tactical Response)

 

HOW LONG UNTIL I AM ABLE TO APPLY FOR A SPECIALTY UNIT?

 

An experienced officer is required to complete three (3) years of service with the Brandon Police Service to become eligible for any specialized position.

 

WHAT KIND OF TRAINING AM I REQUIRED TO TAKE UPON HIRE?

 

Lateral recruits are required to complete a minimum of three weeks in-house training.  This training includes:

      • Firearms Transition
      • Use of Force
      • Brandon Police Service Policy
      • City of Brandon Orientation
      • Any other required training or updating (radar, laser, ASD etc)

Once completed, you will begin the Field Training Program.  This program will be tailored to your previous years of service.  At this time, you will be partnered with a Field Training Officer and complete a set period of shifts prior to being signed off.

 

WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR A PROMOTION?

 

In order to be eligible to apply for a promotion, you must complete six (6) years of policing with the Brandon Police Service on or before the date of the promotion posting. 

 

 

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