THUNDER BAY, ON --- January 26, 2016 --- The Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently seeking applications for Marine Assistant positions for the summer 2016 marine season.
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 License 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 License.
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 from: January 4, 2016 – February 16, 2016
Only electronic applications will be considered and can be located at, or the https://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Preview.aspx?Language=English&JobID=88656 Career pages of www.opp.ca.
It is recommended that students retain a copy for proof of their application.
The OPP Marine Program is responsible for over 94,000 square kilometres of navigable lakes and waterways in Ontario and polices over 90 per cent of the province. There are approximately 380 active marine members throughout the province with approximately 135 OPP water vessels. Through an Ontario Government Youth Program, the OPP employs 60 marine students across the province each season.