A common site visitors will see while in the Falls, the Niagara Parks Police have been patrolling Niagara’s Parks, Gorge and River attractions for more than 120 years.
Serving a crucial roll to the millions of visitors who come to the Falls every year, the Niagara Parks Police, for many, are the official face of Niagara Falls. While the territory covered by them spreads from the shores of Lake Ontario in Niagara on the Lake to the shores of Lake Erie at Fort Erie there headquarters are located in Niagara Falls and across from the mighty Falls themselves.
Although Government funded officers such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Niagara Regional Police all play a role in policing parts of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Parks Police are the only privately funded police force in the area.
Their Duties Funded by the Niagara Parks Commission, the duties of a Parks Police officer include the enforcement of the Criminal Code of Canada, help visitors with information and directions, direct traffic through the area at times, locate and help with the return of lost and stolen items.
Another important duty that uniformed officers are qualified for is high angle rescue operations along the Niagara Gorge and River.
Indepth Training Before becoming a constable, the trainees are placed through rigorous and in-depth training, the same as any other police officer. Training includes Ontario police College constable courses.
The Senior officers with Niagara Parks have also received additional training from places like the Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police, the Canadian Police College and even the F.B.I Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Getting a Job with Niagara Parks Police If you are interested in working for the Niagara Parks Police I would recommend contacting the Niagara Parks. On top of pointing you in the right direction you can also browse other possible career options at Niagara Parks.
The Niagara Parks Police came close to losing their ability to police the the area this recently. Find out how this happened on the NPP Needs a Rescue page.