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The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police has launched a new standardized hiring process which is in effect as of January 1st,2020.
This will streamline the process and pose less of a financial burden on prospective applicants who are considering a career in policing.
No doubt, officers and civilian TPS staff alike are questioned, on occasion, about the hiring requirements and the nature of the hiring process for the position of “Constable”
Attached is the OACP link with valuable “need to know” documents that can act as a reference and guide.
- Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
- Minimum 18 years of age (this is the provincial minimum)
- Good moral character with no criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted
- Physically and mentally able to perform the duties of a police officer – must pass all Fitness Testing, as well as a medical, vision test and psychological testing
- Secondary school diploma (or equivalent)
- Successful completion of Post-secondary education is considered an asset , regardless of your field of study
- Volunteerism – any form of selfless community service is considered a desirable attribute
- Tangible ability to meet the essential competencies through academic performance, volunteerism, work place and general life experiences
- Bilingualism is considered an asset
- Valid driver’s license with full driving privileges
- Current certificate in CPR and First Aid
- Demonstrated commitment to health and wellness
- Current Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) requirements as outlined at the following link: http://www.oacp.on.ca/news-events/news-releases/new-constable-selection-system-effective-january-1-2020
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
After an application is received by the Timmins Police Service, you may be called for an interview. The interview will take place with a panel of several officers.
Once you’ve successfully completed the interview portion, an in-depth background check and a psychological evaluation will be completed. If all components are successfully completed, the candidate will receive an offer of employment conditional on the successful completion of a medical evaluation.
Before beginning work as a Timmins Police Officer, cadets will attend the Ontario Police College for 12 weeks of training. Once back in Timmins, newly appointed constables will then be placed with a Coach Officer for several weeks in order to gain experience and additional training.
IS THIS CAREER FOR YOU?
The following forms are Self-assessment forms, designed to help candidates decide whether a career in policing is for them. They are not required for any application process but they do serve as an indication as to where additional applicant grooming may be required.
Once these steps have been taken and any prospective applicant feels they are ready and an opening has been posted, these other documents need to be completed and submitted.
At present, there is an opening at the Timmins Police for the position of Constable.