The Community Safety Unit (CSU)

The Community Safety Unit (CSU)

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We continue to hire new special constables in our Community Safety Unit who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Picture yourself here!

  • Experienced security professionals, new graduates, retired police officers, veterans – picture yourself here!
  • Indigenous peoples, women, visible minorities, persons with a disability, LGBTQ+ persons and multilingual persons – picture yourself here! 
  • Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

What is the Community Safety Unit?

The CSU has a team of 110 employees consisting of special constables, parking enforcement officers, dispatchers, community safety advisors and other management and administrative staff. Learn more about the different roles here.

Together we:

  • Conduct daily patrols on Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) properties. 
  • Deliver a variety of safety programs for tenants.
  • Ensure the security of Toronto Community Housing tenants, buildings, and events.
  • Work in close partnership with other law enforcement agencies including Toronto Police Service.
  • Participate on a variety of community policing liaison committees.

What makes us different

CSU staff work directly in the communities, conducting patrols and site visits, responding to calls at TCHC properties, helping to resolve complaints and disputes, assisting victims and apprehending offenders, building relationships within the communities, and partnering with other law enforcement, fire, and social service agencies.

TCHC special constables have peace officer authority on Toronto Community Housing property and have the ability to enforce legislation from the:

  • Criminal Code of Canada,
  • Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,
  • Mental Health Act,
  • Liquor Licence Act,
  • Trespass to Property Act, and
  • Provincial Offences Act.

What it takes to be one of us

  • Experience or knowledge of law enforcement and/or safety and security practices and techniques. 
  • The ability to demonstrate good judgment in responding to emergency situations, carrying out security and safety duties, assessing security incidents, investigating complaints and incidents and, when necessary, de-escalating difficult situations.
  • Capability to physically and mentally perform the duties of the position, having regard for your own safety and the safety of members of the public.
  • The ability to successfully pass a police background check.
  • A valid driver’s licence with a good driving record and full driving privileges in Ontario.
  • A passion for creating healthy communities for some of Toronto’s most vulnerable residents by being proactive, solution-focused and accountable.
  • A commitment to treating every TCHC tenant with respect and integrity and creating an inclusive environment.
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships with Toronto Police Service, Toronto Fire Services, community partners and social agencies.

How to apply

Interested in becoming a member of our Community Safety Unit? If you think you have what it takes to be one of us, apply today.