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Auxiliary Recruiting: How to Apply

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The recruiting procedure for an auxiliary officer is similar to that of a regular police officer. The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) expects and accepts nothing less than the best.

Two auxiliary officers posing with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV)

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have the following:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada residing within the Regional Municipality of Niagara
  • 18 years of age or over
  • Able to successfully complete standard physical fitness tests
  • Successful completion of Ontario Grade 12 (OSSGD) or its equivalent
  • Valid non-probationary drivers license, class ā€œGā€ or inter provincial equivalent
  • Free of criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted, and
  • Be of good moral character

How to Apply

The recruiting process begins with a series of tests you will be required to write. The tests include the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) and a Written Comprehension Test (WCT).

Physical Test

If you pass the written portion, you may advance to the next stage in the recruitment process, the physical. This test involves running, push-ups, core, and flexibility. Applicants must follow the proper procedures when performing each component.

Physical standards for females:

Age 20-29

Age 30-39

Age 40 & over

  • Maximum level 9.5 (shuttle Run)
  • Maximum level 8/9 (shuttle run)
  • Maximum level 6.5 (shuttle run)
  • 38 pushups (modified)
  • 37 pushups (modified) or more
  • 33 pushups (modified) or more
  • 3:00 minutes (core endurance)
  • 3:00 minutes (core endurance)
  • 3:00 minutes (core endurance)
  • 46 cm. or more in sit and reach
  • 46 cm. or more in sit and reach
  • 44 cm. or more in sit and reach

Physical standards for men:

Age 20-29

Age 30-39

Age 40 & over

  • Maximum level 12 (shuttle run)
  • Maximum level 10.5/11.5 (shuttle run)
  • Maximum level 9 (shuttle run)
  • 49 pushups
  • 37 pushups
  • 31 pushups
  • 3:00 minutes (core endurance)
  • 3:00 minutes (core endurance)
  • 2:45-3:00 minutes (core endurance)
  • 45 cm. or more in sit and reach
  • 44 cm. or more in sit and reach
  • 41 cm. or more in sit and reach

Application

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding experience, please send us a completed application and accompanying waiver. If you have any further questions or inquiries, please email our recruiting office.