Job description

Every correctional peace officer (CPO) plays an important role in promoting safe and resilient communities.

As a CPO, you:

  • ensure the care, custody and control of inmates
  • ensure the safety of centre staff and the public
  • supervise inmates
  • monitor inmate behaviour and movement
  • conduct patrols
  • keep log book and records

A CPO maintains a physical presence on living units and interacts with inmates on a regular basis. This position functions in a 24-hour operation with rotating shifts.


All successful candidates are hired at the CPO 1 classification.

CPO1 job description

You may be eligible for reclassification to the CPO 2 level after you’ve successfully completed:

  • a nine-week staff induction training program
  • your probationary period
  • 24 months as a CPO