NOTE:

  • Applicants MUST be successful at each step to be ELIGIBLE to proceed.   
  • All applications MUST be submitted ONLINE.
  • Applications are no longer accepted in person or by regular mail.

STEP 1:

PRE-APPLICATION ASSESSMENT STAGE                   

Completed through the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (www.oacpcertificate.ca).

STEP 2:

SUBMIT APPLICATION ONLINE

STEP 3:  

PHYSICAL TEST

   Applicants will be required to complete the police fitness PIN test.  This test involves four components: core endurance, push ups, flexibility, and running (shuttle run). This will give us the opportunity to assess your fitness levels as well as your ability to successfully complete the physical testing at the Ontario Police College. 

You will need to score at least 70% and achieve a minimum of level 5 on the shuttle run to pass the test.  For detailed instructions on how to perform the test and how the test is scored, download the police fitness test manual.  Applicants are encouraged to practice the four components of the test to assess their fitness levels before attending this test.  The shuttle run requires participants to run 20 meters back and forth across a marked track keeping time with beeps.  Click here for a sample of the audio of the shuttle run.

 

WRITTEN LOCAL FOCUS INTERVIEW AND PRE-BACKGROUND QUESTIONNAIRE (PBQ)

   Behavioural Questions at this stage will be based on the Developmental Competencies.

 **NOTE:  The Developmental and Essential Competencies have been updated and will be reflected in the interviews beginning on March 7, 2022.  Please review the updated Development and Essential Competencies and descriptions to best prepare for the interviews.

STEP 4:

FACE-TO-FACE LOCAL FOCUS INTERVIEW

   Behavioural Questions at this stage will be based on the Developmental Competencies.

STEP 5:

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCY INTERVIEW

   Behavioural Questions at this stage will be based on the Essential Competencies.

STEP 6:

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

   Included in this step:

  • Background Investigator Assigned and in depth investigation complete 
  • Psychological Assessment Phase (Questionnaire & Face-to-Face interview with Psychologist)
  • Medical Examination
  • Freedom of Information Driver Record Search 

   (Must be COMPLETE AND CERTIFIED and not the 3 or 5 year abstract)

   *If you have held a drivers licence in another province, territory or country, those abstracts must be provided to background investigator.

STEP 7:

CHIEF'S BOARD INTERVIEW      

   Applicants will be interviewed by the Chief of Police and both Deputy Chiefs (or designates) to determine suitability for hire.

STEP 8:

OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT

   Applicants who are given an offer of employment will be scheduled for Pre-Ontario Police College training at the Training Unit and prepared for training at the Ontario Police College.

   The Niagara Regional Police Service is always hiring qualified candidates for the position of police constable who represent our core values of Unity, Responsibility and Loyalty.