Recruits are generally hired as temporary police officers for a period of up to 2 years.
At the end of this period, the temporary police officer is hired as a permanent officer if he or she meets SPVM requirements.
The hours that a temporary police officer works are counted toward seniority as stipulated in the collective agreement.
Recruits can only work as temporary police officers for a maximum of 2 consecutive years.
After this period, the temporary police officer may:
As of January 1, 2011, the annual salary of a temporary police officer is $30 222.
Any time beyond the regular workday of 8.5 hours is paid at the overtime rate set out in the collective agreement.
Furthermore, a metropolitan bonus of 1.5% is incorporated to the police officer's annual salary.
Temporary police officers follow a schedule of 21 workdays every 35 days.
A workday is 8.5 hours long and includes a one-hour lunch break, half an hour of which is paid.
Shifts rotate through night, day and evening.
The number of consecutive workdays without a day off cannot exceed 7. The work schedule is arranged so that weekly leave is grouped in blocks of at least 2 days.
Temporary police officers receive the equivalent of 4% vacation pay in lieu of vacation.
Temporary police officers are given the following holidays:
Temporary police officers who are required to work on a holiday receive compensation pay as set out in the Act Respecting Labour Standards.
Social leave is also granted for marriage, deaths, births or adoption.
The services of an assistance program are available to all SPVM officers.
The SPVM is recognized for its professionalism and the quality of the programs it has developed over the years, including its suicide prevention and police-resource programs.
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