Police looking for non-judgemental and empathetic people to help support victims of crime and trauma.

News 100 blueBy Staff

October 8, 2014



Police work is more than just catching criminals and writing traffic tickets.

When a crime is committed there is a victim – and often the victim needs not only justice through the courts but help to cope with the hurt and the harm done them.

HRPS crestThe Halton Regional Police Victim Services Unit is reaching out to the community for people interested in supporting victims of crime and trauma in our region.

These volunteer positions are for people who want to make a difference in their community and want to give back by helping others in need.

The Victim Services Unit can be called to attend incident scenes, hospitals or other locations where trauma has occurred, to provide immediate crisis assistance to serious incidents. This can include a broad spectrum of physical / psychological trauma from sudden death to assaults, robberies or motor vehicle collisions. HRPS Victim Services Unit volunteers may also be required to provide emotional support, explain police and / or court procedures and / or provide referrals to community agencies. The HRPS proudly supports the growing communities of Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, Acton and Halton Hills.


To be considered for this volunteer position, you must:
Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Be 21 years of age or older.
Have successfully completed at least four (4) years of secondary school education or equivalent.
Not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been fully granted.
Be a fully licensed driver in Ontario having accumulated no more than six (6) demerit points.
Be prepared to take an Oath/Affirmation of Office and Secrecy
Be non-judgemental and empathetic.
Required to complete the mandatory sixty (60) hours of volunteer training, to take place weekly from January to March 2015.
Required to dedicate a minimum of four (4), eight (8) hour shifts of duty per month. During your shift you will be ‘on-call’ from your home but must strive to respond to calls from any of our locations in the region within 40 minutes of receiving the call.
Required to attend at least eight (8) of twelve (12) monthly meetings, in addition to shift hours.
Have access to internet / e-mail and a cell phone
Successfully complete the Volunteer Crisis Responder application and selection process.

Applicants must be willing to commit two years of volunteer service with Halton Regional Police Service. Full training will be provided.

The Volunteer Crisis Responder job position is posted on our website and can be found by following this link:

The web site does say that the position is in Oakville


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