Become a Public Safety Aide

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About Canton Public Safety Aides

Position Description

The Public Safety Aide (PSA) position is a non-sworn, non-certified position designed to provide professional work experience to individuals interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.  An employee in this position will be responsible for processing arrestees, performing jail duties, assisting police officers with prisoner restraint and the physical management of individuals in custody.  This position will also provide administrative support to the front desk officer and perform non-peace officer duties as assigned.

Core Purpose / Core Values

"We deliver excellent police service to those who live, work and visit our community by deploying the most highly trained and qualified personnel in order to provide a safe and secure community.

Core Values: Professionalism, Excellence, Teamwork, Integrity, Courage

Financial Benefits
Canton Public Safety Aides earn a part-time hourly rate at $17.00 per hour.

PSA's interested in a career in law enforcement can be eligible for a sponsorship to the Wayne County Regional Police Academy.


The Police Department is located in the Canton Public Safety Headquarters building, a 33,000 square foot facility that houses a premier 911 communications center, booking area, eight cell lock-up for up to 72-hour holds, investigations bureau, and administrative offices.

Canton Police Department also owns a gun range facility with outdoor targets, indoor simulation building, and classroom facility.