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Recruitment

New Officer Recruiting

Training is provided and consists of formal classroom study followed by a practicum of Field Training and Evaluation. The classroom component is comprised of 3 Training Phases; Phase "A", Phase "B" and Phase "C" Training.

Phase "A" Training is the classroom component also known as the Police Studies Program which is an eight month academic training period at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon. The training in this Phase mirrors the academic portion of the Brandon Police Service Recruit Training Program. A member of the Brandon Police Service is seconded to ACC representing the Police Service and acting as Class Coordinator and Instructor.

The classroom Training Phase is designed to cover related topics in a group setting. The course introduces the new potential police candidate to many facets of police duties and responsibilities. The topics selected for this course are designed to cover and emphasize various laws and legislation. The purpose of covering these specific topics is to afford the candidate the widest range of exposure academically to police work. Many topics are grouped with others of a similar theme or background, which will enhance and emphasize the material. The course will be supplemented with physical activities to stimulate and promote good health, develop Esprit de Corp, and encourage personal discipline.

Successful candidates in the competition who have not completed Phase "A" training will be hired as a Police Recruit and are required to successfully complete the Police Studies Program at Assiniboine Community College. Police Recruits will then move forward to the Phase "B" Training. Phase “B” will see the candidate trained in various high-risk areas such as Officer Safety, Firearms, Driver Training, etc.

After the completion of Phase "B" Training, recruits will be sworn in as Probationary Constables and will progress to the probationary wage step. They will remain at this wage step for the duration of their 12 month probation period.

Probationary Constables will progress to Phase "C" training where they are trained in inter office practices, such as computer/dictation report flows and systems, policies, etc.

Upon the successful completion of these three phases of training, the Probationary Constable will enter into a six (6) month Field Training and Evaluation Program during which time they will be under the guidance of a field training officer who will act as coach and mentor while exposing them to a variety of practical experiences. During the Probationary Constable’s field training, they will be constantly supervised and evaluated by their Field Training Officer and the Platoon Supervisor.

The Field Training and Evaluation Program consists of spending training time on two different Platoons coached by two different Field Training Officers (FTOs). It is divided into four steps and consists of a total of twenty to twenty-two sets of 12 hour Platoon shifts. These FTOs will provide basic training, discussion and demonstration, and evaluation of tasks outlined in the Field Training Task Schedule. The FTOs will complete a Daily Observation Log, a Weekly Work Evaluation Report and other forms used to evaluate the recruit regularly.

After the six months with an FTO, if the recruit is rated acceptable in a variety of categories, they will be assigned to Platoon duties under the guidance of the Shift Supervisor for the balance of their first year where they will be allowed to perform their duties unaccompanied.

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Recruitment