OPP Hiring a Marine Assistant, Interested?


The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Algoma detachment in Blind River is currently seeking applications for a Marine Assistant position for 2015.

The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity to gain exposure and experience within the field of Law Enforcement through hands-on experience. The student will learn marine safety and related legislation, boat maintenance, prepare reports and interact with the public as a representative of the OPP. Marine Students work alongside a qualified OPP marine operator, on a police vessel, conducting marine checks on recreational boaters for safety equipment usage, safe vessel operations and enforcement of statute law which includes the Canada Shipping Act 2001, Criminal Code and the Liquor Licence Act.

The OPP requires the following for consideration for this student position:

Must be 18 years of age.
Possess a Pleasure Craft Operators Card.
Have a minimum Ontario G2 Driver’s Licence.
CPR & First Aid qualifications.
Strong swimming abilities, good communication skills, professional appearance as well as previous boating experience are all assets.

The “Marine Assistant” position is available for application: February 13 – March 1, 2015

Only electronic applications will be considered and can be located at http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEP.asp, or the Career pages of www.opp.ca.
It is recommended that students retain a copy for proof of their application.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone that is looking at a career in Law Enforcement. It provides the student with the opportunity to gain exposure and experience while allowing them to learn and assist with all aspects of Marine Safety”, comments Constable Wayne Berthelot, East Algoma OPP Marine Unit.