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Six Nations Police try to accommodate post secondary student placements. The requests for student placements tend to be overwhelmingly and we can accommodate one (1) student.
Six Nations Police
Cooperative Education Policy
Cooperative Education Placement Process
All applications for cooperative education placement with the Six Nations Police Service must be directed to the attention of the Community Service Section. Only those received by the section will be considered for placement.
The Community Service Section will be responsible for ensuring that the process for selection is complied with. This process will be performed through consultation of the Community Service Officer and Community Service Coordinator. The section will then make a recommendation and receive official approval by the Chief of Police prior to the placement being offered to the student.
Cooperative Education Program Policy
The purpose of this policy is to identify the responsibilities of the police service, educational institution and students participating in the cooperative education program with the Six Nations Police Service. Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of issues relating to policing, this policy will clearly outline expectations and requirements of all parties as it relates to cooperative education.
Responsibilities of Educational Institution / Cooperative Education Departments
Prior to any consideration being given to a cooperative education placement, the Six Nations Police Service must be notified one semester in advance of the interest. The deadlines for notification are May 1st for first semester placement and October 30th for second semester placement.
It is the responsibility of the Educational Institution / Cooperative Education Department to ensure that students applying for placement with the Six Nation Police Service meet the following requirements prior to consideration for placement.
- Must have no criminal record
- Must be of good moral character, this criteria also applies to family members of the applicant
- Must be willing to sign an oath of confidentiality
- Must demonstrate a genuine interest in the field of policing, law or other related fields of justice
- Must be enrolled at a recognized post secondary institution
To be considered for placement with the Six Nations Police Service, the following process will be followed. Students expressing an interest will complete the necessary application / documentation as required by their school. In addition to this, a typed one page essay will be included clearly identifying the reasons why they would like to perform the placement with the Six Nations Police Service. Students will also complete a CPIC Authorization form. Copies of all these documents will be provided to the Six Nations Police Services for review and consideration of placement potentials.
In the event that more than one student has expressed an interest, the Six Nations Police Service, with participation by a member of the educational institution will conduct interviews to determine the best possible candidate for the placement.
The interview will include a list of graded questions; applicants with the highest grade will be offered the placement. All other applicants will be identified on an eligibility list with descending marks starting from high to low. This list will be used in the event that the successful candidate does not accept the placement.
Prior to the commencement of the placement, students will meet with a member of the Community Service Section of the Six Nations Police Service to discuss the placement including but not limited to instructions, expectation and requirements. At this time, students will complete an oath of secrecy / confidentiality form.
Responsibilities of the police service cooperative education supervisor
The responsibility of supervising/monitoring students in the cooperative education placement will be the duty of the Community Service Section of the Six Nations Police Service. The supervisory responsibility may be a joint effort of the section or it may be delegated to one person. It will be the responsibility of that person(s) to:
- Clearly identify a schedule of work hours for the student; provide adjustments to the schedule as duties require i.e. Performing ride along during the evening shifts
- Provide a work plan or list of duties for the student
- Identify to the student the expectations of him/her for the duration of the placement
- Provide clear and concise information about reporting requirements of the student as it relates to completion of duties, absences from the placement or any issues / problems that the student has in relation to the placement
- Meet with the student on a monthly basis to discuss the progress of the student and adjust work plan/duties as required
- Provide an orientation for the student regarding staff, technology, policies and procedures
- Maintain regular contact with the Educational Institute’s Co-op placement teacher
- Completion of final progress report at the completion of the placement
Responsibilities of the student
It is the responsibility of the student to:
- Ensure punctuality and regular attendance during the period of placement
- Notify the supervisor as soon as possible of any absences from the workplace
- Complete duties in a thorough and timely manner ensuring the policies, procedures and rules and regulations of the Six Nations Police Service are adhered to
- Maintain confidentiality
- Provide regular progress reports to the supervisor
- Meet on a monthly basis with the supervisor to discuss progress, provide feedback and identify any problems they are encountering
- Complete the evaluation form at the conclusion of the placement
Termination of placement
As previously stated, this policy outlines the responsibilities of all interested parties in the cooperative education program. Should any of the parties fail to comply with the conditions/responsibilities set out, the placement may be terminated.
The goal of this program is to ensure students receive a realistic and thorough experience of what is involved in working in the policing field. The hands on involvement with the Six Nations Police Service will be a tremendous opportunity for students to learn if policing is a career option for them. Compliance by all parties of this policy will only assists and enhances the experience of the cooperative education experience.