22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew Program
What is the Rover Crew Program?
The 22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew is a joint program between the Toronto Police Service, Humber College and Scouts Canada. It was founded by Police Foundation students at the Humber College Lakeshore Campus in 2003. Rovers are the Scouting designation for young women and men 18 to 26 years old. The program is designed to prepare young people for the future by encouraging them to give back to the community while also giving them an insight into the law enforcement field. The members are all students of Humber College and are taking a program within the School of Social and Community Services (e.g. Police Foundations, Crime Scene Investigation, Private Security Investigation and Justice Studies etc.).
What are the duties of a Rover?
The Rover Crew commits a significant amount of time to serving the communities in which they work and live. The Crew participates in many events in the 22 Division and other Divisions in Toronto. However, the Rover Crew is often requested to assist with functions in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Rover Crew is active in community events with the Toronto Police Service, Humber College and Scouts Canada. Some of the events the crew participates in include city parades (Toronto Santa Claus, Lake Shore Santa Claus, and St. Patrick's Day, etc.), Police Memorial Day March, MADD Canada Events, graffiti removal, Canadian Blood Services, 22 Div. Toronto Police Open House & BBQ, city marathons and fundraising events.
The Rover Crew participates in a lot of tours that the general public are restricted from accessing. These tours give the members of the Rover Crew an insight into what policing is like and also when you specialize in different areas as well. Some of the tours and presentations the Rovers have received are ETF (Emergency Task Force), Marine Unit, Mounted Unit, Communications, K-9 Unit, Traffic Services and the Ontario Police College, Guns and Gangs presentation, Drugs Squad presentation and Use-of-Force demonstration.
The BASIC REQUIREMENTS for the position
- Either a current or former Humber College student (who has an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement or related field) (No exceptions),
- No criminal convictions without a pardon,
- Be of good moral character and habits,
- Be between the ages of 18 and 26,
- Abide by the Rover Crew by-laws,
- One-paragraph write-up (who I am, why I want to join, what I can bring to the crew).
Each Police Rover is required to complete a certain number of mandatory volunteer hours for each year of service. First-year students are required to complete 50 hours; second-year Rovers are expected to commit to an additional 30 hours of service (minimum).
Volunteer opportunities are restricted to the members, who are all students of Humber College and are taking a program within the School of Social and Community Services (e.g. Police Foundations, Crime Scene Investigator, and Justice Studies etc.). Students will be made aware of volunteer opportunities through the program advisors/executive members, Toronto Police Service, Scouts Canada or Humber College faculty.
How to Apply
If you are a qualified candidate, speak to the faculty at your program. They will provide you with the information you need.