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Human Resources

Our Human Resources division is responsible for recruiting, interviewing and background investigations for all new civilian hires of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. Currently, four people work in Human Resources; a Supervisor, Clerk and two part-time Background Investigators.

HR is actively looking for professionals to join our team as a Civilian Support Staff. In addition, Uniform Recruitment is actively looking for professionals to join our team as an Experienced Officer, Recruit Constable, Special Constable and Auxiliary Member.

Human Resources reviews and scores applications, conduct interviews with applicants, complete background investigations, liaise with psychologists and medical doctors to ensure the application process is efficient and professional.

To learn more about our how to become a member of our Service please browse the recruitment section of our website or contact our HR team at

Tina Caruso

Tina Caruso

Tina has more than 17 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources. She began her current role as the Human Resources Manager in 2015 after spending the five previous years as the Human Resources Coordinator.

Tina oversees civilian recruitment and selection, attendance management, labour management, health and safety and performance management.

A lifelong resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Tina is married with two children.

HR Assistant

Cindy Rainone

Cindy Rainone is the Human Resources Assistant for the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.  She was initially hired by the service in August of 2012 as Part-time Relief Staff. During that time she performed duties as a Data Entry Clerk, 12 Hour Shift Clerk and a 911 Communicator.

In her current role as the Human Resources Assistant, Cindy supports the Human Resources Manager in a number of capacities, including recruiting, conducting interviews and the evaluation of interviews.

Background Investigator

Jamie Appleton

In January 2018, Jamie Appleton retired as a constable with Ontario Provincial Police after 30 years of service.  During his career, he worked in General Law Enforcement, 26 year member of the Provincial Emergency Response Team, Provincial Search and Rescue Coordinator and Court Services.  During his tenure with the OPP, Jamie was an active background investigator.  In December of 2018, Jamie joined the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service employed in Human Resources and he is presently responsible for recruiting and background investigations.

Jane Martynuck

Jane Martynuck

In January 2019 Jane Martynuck retired as a Staff Sergeant with 33+ years of experience.

During her career Jane worked in many areas including Patrol Services, Criminal Investigations, Media Relations, Crime Stoppers and Professional Standards.

In 2010 Jane successfully completed the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Constable Selection System Training for Essential Competency Interviewing at the Ontario Police College.  Since that time she has been actively involved in ECI interviews and background checks within the Service for both new hires and officers involved in the promotional process.

In February of 2019 Jane rejoined the Service as a Background Investigator working in Human Resources. In her current role she is responsible for recruiting, interviewing and background investigations for new hires for the Service.