S.T.O.P. Officers are; Special Constables, Provincial Offenses Officers and Municipal Enforcement Officers.

The Special Constable appointment is made under Section 53 of the Police Services Act, which states:

  • 53.(2) With the Solicitor General's approval, the Commissioner may appoint a special constable to act for the period, area and purpose that the Commissioner considers expedient. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.15, s. 53 (2); 1997, c. 8, s. 33 (2).

  • 53.(3) The appointment of a special constable may confer on him or her the powers of a police officer, to the extent and for the specific purpose set out in the appointment.

The S.T.O.P. Officer's appointment specifies that he/she shall have all the powers of a police officer under the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act of Ontario (M.S.V.A.).

The Provincial Offenses Officer designation allows the S.T.O.P. Officer to issue Provincial Offence Notices (tickets) for offenses committed under the M.S.V.A. This designation is conferred in accordance with Section 1(3) of the Provincial Offenses Act, which states:

  • 1.(3) A minister of the Crown may designate in writing any person or class of persons as a provincial offences officer for the purposes of all or any class of offenses. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.33, s. 1
The City of Greater Sudbury, authorizes the S.T.O.P. Officers as Municipal Enforcement Officers, enabling S.T.O.P. Officers the right to enforce municipal snowmobile laws within the jurisdiction of the City of Greater Sudbury.
 

S.T.O.P. Officer Requirements
1. Must be a permanent resident of Ontario;
2. Must be at least 18 years of age;
3. Must be of good moral character with no criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted:
4. Have completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent;
5. Must provide evidence of a valid Ontario Photo I.D. Driver's Licence with a good driving record;
6. Have a minimum of three years snowmobile driving experience;
7. Must have access to a snowmobile in good condition which is operable to prescribed norms;
8. Be mentally and physically able to perform the duties of a S.T.O.P. Officer;
9. Have Ontario Health Insurance;
10. Not have employment which may create a conflict of interest with the S.T.O.P. Program;
11. Must provide proof of current C.P.R. and First Aid Certificates;
12. Must attain satisfactory standards through various personnel tests;
13. Willing to commit a Minimum forty hours per month, on patrol during the snowmobile season and attend training classes as required.


Training Shall Include But Not Be Limited To:
Introduction to the S.T.O.P. Program
- Program Administration
- Operational/Administration
- Proper Conduct
Issuance of driver Licence suspension notice.
Motorized Snow Vehicle Act
Provincial Offences Act
Completion and Issuance of Provincial Offences Notices
Personnel Safety
First Officer at Accident Scenes
Accident Scene Management
Introduction to law
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Federal/Provincial/Municipal Laws
Detention/ Arrest/ Rights of Accused
Citizen's Powers of Arrest
Impaired Operation
Dangerous/ Careless Driving
Assaults
Courtroom Procedures/Evidence
Notebooks
Winter Survival
Radar
Court Preparation
Vehicle Pursuits
Multiculturalism/Racism
Human Rights Code
Plus any other mandated training.

The S.T.O.P. Training takes place over 2 years and is conducted in 3 phases

Phase 1: 22 hours of classroom instruction and a total of 40 hours of practical development time, (patrol time).

Phase 2: 27.5 hours of classroom instruction including refresher topics.

Phase 3: 100 hours of practical development time, (patrol time). Trainees are considered on probation for the duration of this 100 hour period.

Application For: Volunteer Snowmobile Officer Patrol, Sudbury Area. By submitting this form, I hereby consent to a routine security clearance inquire by a Police Service. I hereby further consent to take a oath of secrecy, as required by the police. I hereby further consent to volunteer a minimum of forty hours on patrol, per month, during the snowmobile season, participating as a Snowmobile Trail Officer. Upon my completion in the Snowmobile Trail Officer Patrol and/or upon request, I will return all my, Snowmobile Trail Officer Equipment. I hereby further agree to never perform my duties as a Snowmobile Trail Officer alone and will report prior to going on patrol, to the Sudbury Area O.F.S.C Snowmobile Trail Officer Coordinator. I hereby further consent to only performing my Snowmobile Trail Officer Duties , as authorized by the Sudbury Area, O.F.S.C Snowmobile Trail Officer Coordinator. I hereby consent that in addition to my Forty patrol hours, per month, I will also participate in the required training. I also hereby agree that I must obtain a 75% or higher passing grade on my final test, before Graduating. I also hereby agree to attend the required re-training classes.

NAME:                      
ADDRESS:                
TOWN:                      
POSTAL CODE:       
PHONE NUMBER:   
DATE OF BIRTH      

EMAIL ADDRESS    
DRIVER LICENCE NUMBER
LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH SPOKEN
LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH WRITTEN
EMPLOYER'S NAME
EMPLOYER'S ADDRESS
DO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO A SNOWMOBILE?
EDUCATION
HAVE YOU EVER HAD YOUR FINGER PRINTS TAKEN?Yes  No
IF YES, WHO & WHERE
NAME A O.F.S.C SNOWMOBILE CLUB, WHICH YOU ARE A MEMBER
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER
CHARACTER REFERENCE, who belongs to an O.F.S.C. Snowmobile Club
CHARACTER REFERENCE, who belongs to an O.F.S.C. Snowmobile Club
CHARACTER REFERENCE, who belongs to an O.F.S.C. Snowmobile Club
CHARACTER REFERENCE, who belongs to an O.F.S.C. Snowmobile Club

Briefly describe why you want to be a S.T.O.P. officer