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Booking Technician at Halifax Regional Police

Date Posted: March 15, 2023
Application Deadline: March 21, 2023
Job Type: Part-Time / Casual
Job Category:

  • Community and Social Services
Job Start Date: March 27, 2023
Job Location: In Office Position (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Positions Available: 3
Salary: $27.91
Hours Per Week: 20-40

Job Description

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the permanent part-time position(s) of Booking Technician in the Support Division of Halifax Regional Police. We encourage applications from African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify. Reporting to the Sergeant i/c Prisoner Care Facility, the Booking Technician(s) are responsible for ensuring the safe and secure custody of all prisoners, processing Criminal Code offenses, and preparing release and remand documents, while at all times respecting the confidential nature of the position. It is expected that the incumbent has a genuine appreciation for and understanding of protocol, discretion and professionalism, is able to accept and assume responsibility, and has the ability to interpret and make decisions in accordance with prescribed procedures and practices of Halifax Regional Police. This position is currently located at David P. McKinnon Police Headquarters, 1975 Gottingen Street, Halifax.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process and supervise all prisoners. This includes proper health assessment previous to entry to cells, monitoring a thorough search and constant health monitoring through mandatory 15-minute checks. Court preparation is secondary to these care functions.
  • Responsible for quality of fingerprints and photographs
  • Perform fingerprint and photographs using automated or manual process, as required
  • Responsible for Police lock-up
  • Responsible for the general administration of the Police lock-up
  • Maintain a log of checks on prisoners Perform bail hearings
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment
  • Responsible for safe keeping and return of property for individuals in custody
  • Provides or obtains medical attention for prisoners when needed and appropriate
  • Reports all significant incidents to the NCO in charge of Prisoner Care Facility
  • Liaise with NCO in charge Prisoner Care Facility daily and when workload or staffing interferes with prisoner care
  • Processes all prisoners charged under the Criminal Code of Canada Prepares all documents (release and court documents as well as documents for remand)

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responds to all emergency situations within lockup area.
  • Capable carrying intermediate weapons, including CEW, (Taser) Use of Force, apply restraint techniques.
  • Complete a daily report of events during shift
  • Monitor equipment and supplies within the lockup area


Education and Experience:

  • Grade 12 Graduate of a Correctional Officer Training Program; or
  • Previous training as a police officer or military police officer with 3 years relevant experience; or
  • Previous education in corrections or security training and 3 years relevant experience
  • Must have a current certificate in Standard First aid and CPR Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and


  • Working knowledge of the Criminal Code, Provincial and Federal Statutes as well as Municipal Statutes
  • Ability to write factual appraisals and reports in an automated computer format
  • Understanding of bail hearings and remand processes pertaining to a lock-up facility
  • A mature, professional approach to responsibility
  • Strong understanding of risk management
  • Experience working within strict deadlines and guidelines in a complex and changing high-pressure work environment
  • Must be able to keep accurate and well-documented records Crisis management skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to set priorities, tact and independent judgement
  • Above average knowledge of computer skills, including web applications and data entry programs as well as Microsoft Office, Word and Excel and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of self-defense techniques, an asset.


Please note: Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer's discretion. HRM takes the health and safety of its job applicants and employees seriously. Where possible, recruitment testing and interviews will be done by way of phone, video conference, or other virtual means to assist with and encourage social distancing. For applicants with concerns about computer or internet access or to request another accommodation to the recruitment process, please contact your HR representative or jobs@halifax.ca.

Security Clearance Requirements: Candidates being considered for the position of Booking Technician must successfully meet the security clearance requirements administered by Halifax Regional Police.

Competencies: Communication, Conflict Management, Customer Service, Decision Making, Flexibility, Initiative, Organization and Planning, Stress Management, Teamwork and Cooperation and Valuing Diversity.

WORK STATUS: Permanent Part-time

HOURS OF WORK: Shift work, with a minimum of 4 hours per shift and a minimum of 20 hours per week. Any hours over 40 hours per week will be paid at an overtime rate of time and a half.

SALARY: $27.91 per hour per the Halifax Regional Police Association Collective Agreement

WORK LOCATION: 1975 Gottingen Street, Halifax

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59 p.m. on March 21, 2023. During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

How to Apply

Submit your application online at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25749&siteid=5764#jobDetails=748265_5764

Company Information

Company Name: Halifax Regional Police

Address: 1975 Gottingen Street

City/Town: Halifax

Postal/Zip Code: B3J 2H1

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Website: https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/employment/work-halifax-regional-police

Company Contact

Contact Person: Lauren Kostal

Contact Person Job Title: Human Resources Generalist

Telephone: 902-490-1492

Email: HRPRecruiting@halifax.ca