The Hamilton Police Service believes strongly in Community Policing – a philosophy that promotes working closely with members of the public to address problems or needs within the community.
The Hamilton Police Service recognizes the importance of their volunteers and their role within our city. Our volunteers are actively involved in various programs and are heavily relied upon to carry out a variety of functions within our organization.
Some of the programs our volunteers participate in are:
Red Light Runner
Volunteers are set up at intersections throughout the city to monitor traffic that runs through the lights. They will also be looking for driving with handheld devices and no seatbelts. They will record the license plates, we run the plates, and then the violators will be sent a letter that advises them of the observed offence, how much the fine would be, and how many serious injuries are causes by the behaviour
Volunteers are set up anywhere that there are complaints regarding speeding such as school zones. The same process is followed as above.
Volunteers are trained to teach a 911 program to Kindergarten students which outlines what an emergency actually is and how to call for help. This is a very important program which helps many of our recent immigrant populations.
Every year the certified volunteers will help install over 1000 infant carseats free of charge, B&E callbacks help victims by offering assistance from both the Auxiliaries for home security audits and Victim Services.
The new museum is open to the public three days per week and offers a wonderful historical view of policing from the mid 1800s to the present.
- Volunteer in one of our Crime Prevention Centres. Over 250 volunteers work within their community on crime prevention initiatives. If you have any questions please contact the CPC Volunteer Administrator, (905) 546-3397.
- Volunteer with Victim Services over 80 volunteers are fully trained to respond in crisis situations. Click here to see a sample job posting.
- Join our Auxiliary Police; you will serve in uniform, patrolling with regular officers and helping in large public events.
- Join an Advisory Commitee. HPS has a variety of advisory committees, which may have vacancies from time to time.
If you are interested in joining one of the Police Advisory Committees, please call
|Chief's Citizen Advisory Committee||(905)546-4707|
|Central Superintendent's Advisory Committee||(905)546-4945|
|East End Superintendent's Advisory Committee||(905)546-2901|
|Mountain-Dundas Superintendent's Advisory Committee||(905)546-3804|
Please note that all volunteers will receive training through the Police Service and the Policing Centre Volunteer Coordinator.
To be a volunteer, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Submit to police records background security check.
- Attend an in-person interview.
- Commit to a minimum of 12 hours per month during various hours from Monday to Saturday.
How do I apply?
Applications for volunteer positions with the Hamilton Police Service are available at any of the Community Policing Centres as well as at Central Station, 155 King William St., Hamilton, or contact the CPC Volunteer Administrator at (905) 546-3397.
You can also download a copy here: Volunteer Application Package.pdf (81 KB)
Community Policing Centres are located at:
Barton St. Crime Prevention Centre
460 Barton St.E.
Hamiton, ON L8L 2Y8
Ancaster Prevention Centre
314 Wilson St E
Ancaster, ON L9G 2B9
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