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The process to becoming a police officer in Ontario starts with Applicant Testing Services. Through ATS, potential candidates will complete a series of tests through several different stages to completion. Once all testing is completed through ATS, the candidate will receive an OACP (Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police) Certificate of Results. Once the Certificate of Results is completed, the candidate can then apply to become a Police Constable with any police service in Ontario.
For more information, please visit http://applicanttesting.com/career-paths/police-constable.html
- 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) Certificate of Results (COR) – for more information, contact Applicant Testing Services (ATS) @ 1.800.429.7728 or www.applicanttesting.com
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
After your application, including your Certificate of Results, and any applicable application forms are 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