Security Guard Services

Commissionaires Ottawa has, by far, the most stable workforce in the private security industry (85% retention rate). Low employee turnover benefits clients who want—and deserve—a dedicated, loyal security presence supported by a reliable, conscientious security management team. Part-time. Full-time. Weekdays. Weekends. 3,700 employees. We have the security resources to be there for our clients 24/7.

Commissionaires Ottawa is proud to hire former members of the Canadian Forces and RCMP, as well as other security-focused citizens of all ages and all walks of life who share a passion to protect their fellow Canadians. In addition to military, policing and security backgrounds, our talent pool includes a diverse range of value-added experience, (leadership and management, information technology, business, finance, logistics, skilled trades, administration, customer service, etc.).

Our security guarding services include:

  • vehicle and foot patrols
  • access and egress control
  • 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) staffing
  • contractor escort services
  • special event security
  • vehicle and personnel screening (including x-rays)
  • ATM/ABM technician security
  • asset tracking and recovery
  • special courier services
  • reception/front desk management
  • complete mailroom services (screening, sorting, and distribution)
  • event security and mobile response
  • site security surveys
  • Post Orders/Work Instructions writing

Use of Force: When your location requires more than a vigilant security presence and non-violent strategies to de-escalate crisis situations, you might consider requesting commissionaires with Use of Force training. If escalating behaviour is encountered and there are reasonable grounds to use force, commissionaires with Use of Force training will de-escalate the crisis using physical techniques to the appropriate level.

Contact us to learn more about how we can protect your people, property and information

Non-core Policing

Across Canada, commissionaires are working with municipal police services, provincial police forces and the RCMP to provide the following services:

  • Fingerprinting and identification services
  • Parking and traffic control
  • Administrative duties/front counter presence
  • Crime scene security and evidence custody
  • Arrest and release processing
  • Detention services (care, control and transfer of citizens who are in custody)
  • Summons and subpoenas
  • Inventory control (vehicles, uniforms, computers, communications devices and a wide range of equipment)

Every year, smart planning and innovative thinking are transforming how police services are being delivered. By reassigning non-core policing and administrative tasks to commissionaires, this frees up highly-trained, elite police resources to focus more time on critical activities. This, in turn, reduces budget pressures—which is welcome news in a volatile world where core police resources are growing in demand.

The added benefit to hiring commissionaires for non-core tasks is that many of them are former military, RCMP or police officers of all ages, so they already have the discipline and experience to adapt to today’s police environment and work culture.

Commissionaires are also supporting in-house security teams in government buildings, military bases, international and local airports, and embassies around the world.

Testimonials from across Canada:

“Commissionaires were able to step in and meet our needs very quickly. Their training, experience and background are quite impressive—and a good fit for our work culture.”

Wayne Plamondon
Manager, Support Services Branch
Abbotsford Police Department

“Commissionaires have high standards, being ex-military. They are meticulous, professional and thorough.”

Annette Drost
Manager, Municipal Law Enforcements Services
City of London

“Having commissionaires readily available to work in so many areas saves us time and money.”

Superintendent Don MacLean
Executive Officer to the Chief of Police
Halifax Regional Police Service

Contact us to discuss how our non-core and administrative services can be tailored to meet your needs—affordably, efficiently and conveniently

Municipal By-law Enforcement

We help municipal governments free up professional resources so they can focus on saving tax dollars and generating revenues.

Commissionaires can help enforce non-criminal municipal by-laws, rules, laws, codes or regulations. From by-law and parking enforcement to pet control and licensing, commissionaires can help improve and enhance municipal services in affordable ways.

Municipal governments may also consider commissionaires for a broader range of security solutions: fingerprint identification services, pre-employment screening, administrative or reception duties, security guarding, and more.

Contact us to learn more about how we can support municipalities with budget-conscious service delivery options

Security Guard Training

Perhaps you’re aware that Commissionaires invests considerable resources in training and developing employees from recruitment to retirement—but did you know that our certified instructors are also providing security guard training to clients and members of the public?

From e-learning to in-class teaching, we are already working closely with provincial governments to meet or exceed security industry standards through our training curriculums. We have the expertise, resources and experience to help prepare groups of employees for security licensing and testing or to customize a security-focused training module to build or enhance your in-house security capabilities.

Contact us to learn more about our security guard training