Training: Marine Unit
Marine Unit officers receive a variety of mandatory training courses and operations including ice rescues, swift water rescues, Husky Airboat Operation, and the Coxswain Level 1 course.
The Toronto Police Service Marine Unit has as an internal training section taught by professional training officers. The training section delivers mandatory training courses to all Marine Unit officers. The training officers develop additional training as required.
Some mandatory courses for the Marine Unit include:
- Coxswain Level 1
- Husky Airboat Operation
- Ice Rescue
- Master Mariner Certification
- Personal Watercraft
- Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat
- Swift Water Rescue (river rescue)
The Coxswain course is mandatory for all Marine Unit applicants. It is a three-week course with intense training on boat handling and theory. Participants in the course will learn navigation; radar/GPS; charting and plotting; maritime radio communication; boating license; Canada Shipping Act; boating regulations; and search and rescue. Each candidate must successfully complete the course in order to be eligible to join the unit.