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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
Brian Speakman

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 and presently works with Uniform Recruitment and Human Resources conducting background investigations for civilian and sworn members.

Brian Speakman

Brian began his career with the Sault Ste Marie Police Service in October 2022. Recently retired after 37 years with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) he held various positions in that organization. Along with serving across the province as a front-line Constable, he spent time as a Crisis Negotiator, Provincial Liaison Team Member and Tactical Flight Officer with Aviation Services.

Upon his retirement he was Operations Manager at the Sault Ste Marie OPP detachment.

With the Sault Police Brian will work with the Uniform Recruitment and Human Resources teams recruiting civilian and sworn members and conducting background investigations.

In his leisure time he enjoys playing hockey, skiing, golf, reading and spending time with his wife and travelling to see their children and grandchildren.