Who should register
Anyone working or considering employment as a Park Ranger (Ontario) with duties as a Provincial Offences Officer tasked with enforcing Provincial legislation.
No prerequisites required, only a willingness to learn.
Why take this course
Add Park Ranger Provincial Offences Officer training to your resume.
Ideal for college/university students seeking seasonal employment or a full time position.
A good stepping stone into policing to gain experience
A natural and practical progression from Police Foundations or Law and Security programs into the applied skills
Improve your seasonal job prospects with this, Ontario government vetted and job specific, enforcement training.
Complete the training at your own pace.
Support and assistance is available from Subject Matter Experts via email and phone.
Q. What is a “Provincial Offences Officer”(P.O.O.) and what is the relationship to being appointed as a M.L.E.O.?
A. A P.O.O. is a person designated pursuant to the Provincial Offences Act. This legislation is the enabling statute that outlines the process for laying charges under the various Ontario legislations. It is Provincial law and not a Municipal Bylaw so it supersedes, and works hand in hand with, local Bylaw appointments.
FACT: EVERY M.L.E.O. is a P.O.O. You would have to be in order to write tickets and process them according to law. As an aside, not every P.O.O. is also a M.L.E.O. For example, Provincial Ministry officers who do not enforce anything at the Municipal level are not M.L.E.O.’s. They have no need to be as they only enforce Provincial laws within their Ministry.
Q. Is M.L.E.O. officer training, including General Bylaws etc, the same as what Police Officers get at O.P.C. (Ontario Police College)?
A. Yes. Every police officer in Ontario is also a M.L.E.O. and P.O.O. Their appointment is much broader in terms of what legislation they can enforce of course, but the basic content is the same. Police do not get much involved in local Property Standards, Licencing, etc however they are empowered to write Parking Tickets, deal with Noise Bylaw complaints, Animal Bylaw offences. If this is your ultimate goal, then sign up for both the Parking Enforcement Course as well as the Core Competency program online.
Q. What is a "Park Ranger" vs a "Conservation Officer?"
A. A Park Ranger works in an Ontario government owned campground or public park. Conservation Officers work in Provincial Parks. Examples would include St Lawrence Parks vs Algonquin Park.
Q. Are Park Rangers armed or required to take Defensive Tactics training?
A. Some parks issue various levels of P.P.E. to its officers and require them to take some level of Defensive Tactics training for self defense or the defense of others.
Given that Park Rangers do not have a mandate to make arrests, nor are specifically tasked with enforcing legislation that has use of force authorities or arrest authorities in them, these are routinely left to the police to deal with.
When you choose to register, you will be directed to the checkout page. Once your payment has been received, you will receive an email with your course login information.
Your instructors are seasoned veterans at training Park Rangers, Conservation Officers as well as Special Constables and Police Officers in Ontario. The company is an official Vendor of Record for the Ontario government and teaches only vetted content in its courses.
Your lead facilitator is a court recognized "Subject Matter Expert" in this training and is available throughout your course for questions.