What We Do

  • Maintain security and control of persons in custody who are required to attend court
  • Transport persons in custody to the courts
  • Receive and book persons in custody for court appearance purposes and record pertinent information
  • Check, record and file various court documents
  • Control, monitor and escort persons lodged in holding cells and escort them to court
  • Maintain security and order in courtrooms and courthouse
  • Record details of dispositions from court
  • Monitor courthouse entrances via electronic screening
  • Execute arrests when required
  • Obtain DNA samples from persons in and out of custody, as ordered by the court

What It Takes

  • Successful completion of grade 12 education or an approved equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Must be in possession of valid Special Constable certification from Applicant Testing Services Inc. (ATS)
  • Must be fully licensed (G class) driver and meet the requirement of the Graduated Licensing system in the Province of Ontario and have accumulated no more than six (6) demerit points. G1 and G2 licenses do not meet the requirements
  • Must not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Must not have any charges pending before the courts
  • Must have Standard First Aid/Level “C” CPR
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be able to achieve physical fitness standards

What to Expect

  • Court Officers start their career in a part time capacity and are promoted to full time when vacancies arise
  • Monday to Friday work schedule. A minimum of 3 hours a day, when scheduled, is guaranteed. Some weekend work and shift work is required.
  • Comprehensive benefit package upon completion of probationary period (1044 hours)
  • Opportunity for advancement and career development
  • A dynamic and challenging environment

Application Submission

When a vacancy is posted on our Careers page or the TPS Job Info Line (416-808-7134) an online application needs to be completed (valid email address is required)

  • Proof of valid Special Constable or OACP Police Constable certification from ATS must be uploaded to your online application
  • A resume and cover letter are optional
  • Out of province applicants should contact the Toronto Police Service Employment via email or call 1-888-396-JOIN(5646)

Take The Challenge

  • Obtain your Special Constable certification or Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Apply online to the Part-Time Court Officer posting on the Toronto Police Service’s Careers (under Civilian Roles)
  • Applicants who pass the initial screening will be called for a job interview. The interview will be a combination of job knowledge, situational and behavioural event-style questions
  • Successful applicants will undergo an in-depth background check
  • Applicants receiving an offer of employment will be required to successfully complete a medical evaluation and receive RCMP clearance prior to the assigned hire date


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Contact Court Services

40 College St., Toronto, ON M5G 2J3

Key Contacts

Manager Eaton Hyde

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