Inside WRPS

Waterloo Regional Police currently employs approximately 739 police officers and approximately 271 civilians across six locations. We police a region of 1,382 square kilometers with a population of 510,000. The areas that are policed include: the City of Kitchener, the City of Cambridge, the City of Waterloo, the Township of Woolwich, the Township of Wilmot, the Township of Wellesley and the Township of North Dumfries.

Police officer ranks range from fourth-class constable to Chief of Police. Depending on their rank and experience, they may be asked to serve in numerous locations during the course of their career. Officers most often begin their careers on patrol. In time, they may be eligible for promotion and/or transfer to a specialty branch such as Fraud, Major Case, or Homicide, to mention only a few. Officers who attain the rank of Staff Sergeant are positioned to supervise a branch or platoon. Those who are promoted to Inspector or higher are considered the senior managers of the organization, and are responsible for numerous branches.

Civilians are hired and positioned according to their particular specialty. A clerical person, for example, may be hired for the Records Branch, while someone with specialized computer training would be placed in the Information Technology Unit. Certain management positions such as Finance and Human Resources are held by civilian members.

Employees of the Waterloo Regional Police Service operate under a collective agreement negotiated by the Police Services Board, and the Waterloo Regional Police Association.

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