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  • Christiana Hospitals - Constables

    Any information regarding the Constables at Christian Hospital? I guess there are technically the two (newark and wilmington).

    I recently saw a posting for the position - although I don't see the actual job announcement on the company website - and it peaked my interest. It states that theres a 9-week academy, a "Constable' certification, and a few other details.

    Only thing I can really find about them is that they have a K9 Unit and that they were apparently awarded a 'best dressed' award a bit back.

    Just wondering if any more info is out on the internet here.

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    Christiana Care Health System has an old but unique position of Constable. Basically, you are privately employed by the hospital but you are commissioned by the Delaware State Police with the exact same powers as any other police officer. You have the full authority to arrest anyone on the hospital property, as long as you notify Troop 6 of the incident.

    With some overtime you can easily make around $45,000 a year there. Plus, working for a private company all of our medical, dental, etc, benefits are 100% paid. We have matching 403B retirement plan. We currently work 4 (10 hour) days with every other weekend off.

    The department is very progressive with training and equipment. They will pretty much pay to send you to any training course you want. Our uniforms, duty gear, patrol vehicles are replaced yearly as needed. Whatever the newest “police toy” is out on the market they buy it for us. We have the same equipment as any other department. The hospital was the first department in Delaware to use mountain bikes for police patrols. We are also the first and only hospital in Delaware to have a fully trained K-9 program. We have 4 teams of canines and handlers that are nationally certified in both explosives and patrol work. The administration does not allow us to carry firearms on-duty. However, as a Constable, the AG's office will grant a CCDW to carry off-duty.

    The hiring process is a oral board panel interview followed by background investigation, drug testing, medical examination, and psychological evaluation. If you are already Delaware or out-of-state academy certified you can be commissioned by the State with no additional training. If you are not certified you will complete a shorten version of the COPT which is about 10 weeks to get your Constable commission.

    You get a mix of work, some days its security work unlocking doors, on other nights when 100 people show up for a shooting victim that arrived from the City of Wilmington you’ll have your hands full; and everything else in between like family fights, disorderly persons, thefts, combative patients, trespassers, and involuntary mental health committals.


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    Last edited by deconstable; 10-14-2008, 06:18 PM.
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    • #3
      Happen to know when they will be accepting applications again? The reason I found out about it was an old posting apparently from a jobs website that was kept too long.

      Looking for places to get my foot in the door and get some legit training for my resume. Also, somewhere that would have good tuition benefits. Which, surprisingly, is not found at the place I'm working for now.

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      • #4
        I would just send an updated resume every couple months to have it on file. The hospital does offer 100% college tuition benefits, after your probation period, if you want to get another degree. (They require an associates degree in criminal justice to apply). Good Luck !!!

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        Last edited by deconstable; 09-29-2008, 01:23 AM.
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        • #5
          For anyone interested we currently have open positions. All new hires come in as Security Officers. If you have prior police experience your training will be sent to DSP at which time they will issue Constable commission at next Board meeting. If you don't have prior police academy, you will be schedule to complete the next DSP Constable Class which is a shorten verision of the COPT course.

          The hiring process will be quick, send your resume ASAP to:

          Christiana Care Health System
          Department of Public Safety
          4755 Olgetown - Stanton Rd.
          Newark, DE 19718



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          Last edited by deconstable; 10-14-2008, 06:19 PM.
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          • #6
            Here is a copy of announcement I found online:

            http://www.jobvertise.com/job?jobid=...mberID=usacops

            Police / Security / Constable - (US-DE-Newark & Wilmington)

            Compensation: $35K - $45K / Year
            Minimum Education: High School
            Job Type: Full Time
            Email this job to yourself or to a friend

            Christiana Care Health System is currently recruiting for Public Safety Officers.

            One of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, Christiana Care Health System is an increasingly popular destination for the area’s top talent in health care. From our $205 million expansion and high-profile vascular and cancer programs to our state-of- the-art technology and ability to attract nationally celebrated health care professionals, Christiana Care is the place for professionals—and patients—looking for more.

            Our Public Safety Officers are commissioned as Constables by the State of Delaware and have the same duties and powers of arrest as regular police officers. You will patrol all property owned by Christiana Care Health System, respond to calls for service, complete incident reports, assist outside law enforcement agencies, transport psychiatric patients, and execute active warrants.

            Send resume to:





            Christiana Care Health System
            Department of Public Safety
            4755 Ogletown - Stanton Rd.
            Newark, DE 19718
            I don't answer recruitment messages....

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            • #7
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              Last edited by grd2326; 01-31-2010, 11:45 AM.
              "work harder ... millions on welfare depend on you"

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              • #8
                Dont forget county constables who collect delinquint water bills.
                I don't answer recruitment messages....

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                • #9
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                  Last edited by grd2326; 01-31-2010, 11:46 AM.
                  "work harder ... millions on welfare depend on you"

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                  • #10
                    Delaware has three different type of Constables:

                    (1) Justice of the Peace court constables are appointed by the Chief Magistrate. The constables duties include execution of court orders, writs and warrants, serving summonses and subpoenas, collecting debts and fines, and providing courtroom security.

                    (2) Any non-profit corporation, civic association, or governmental entity which has buildings and grounds open to the public may request for the appointment of constables to serve as law enforcement officers in order to protect life and property. The Board of Examiners shall appoint and commission such numbers of constables as it deems necessary to preserve the peace and good order of the State. To be approved by the Board of Examiners, a constable must meet the minimum standards established by the Council on Police Training. The constable shall exercise the same powers as police officers while in the performance of the lawful duties of their employment.

                    (3) Code enforcement constables are appointed by any county or municipal Chief Executive with limited authority to enforce only ordinances pertaining to building, housing, sanitation, or public health codes.



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                    Last edited by deconstable; 10-14-2008, 06:20 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Didnt the Levy court also have its own police force certified at one time by COPT?
                      I don't answer recruitment messages....

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                      • #12
                        The "Levy Court" was the type of county government and they had what was know as the "Rural Police" until about 1965. When the county change their form of government to the council type, the "Rural Police" then became the "New Castle County Police" we have today.

                        Just an FYI the COPT was formed around 1974 which mandated the same training standards state-wide for all departments. Prior to that a police academy was optional. Most smaller departments only did "on the job training" for a few weeks with their new hires so they could then be sworn in.


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                        Last edited by deconstable; 09-29-2008, 01:35 AM.
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                        • #13
                          I applied. We'll see. Went out for it once before, interviewed, didn't get it.

                          Let it not be said I'm not a persistent sob.

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                          • #14
                            Thanx. Maybe they don't like ppl with CO backgrounds.


                            I hope i get it - from what I've bene told I'd really like the job

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                            • #15
                              Got my call this morning - I interview on 5 OCT. Wish me luck!

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