Kingston Police

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Police Officer - New Recruit Information

This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity of a long and rewarding career in law enforcement with an opportunity for advancement while receiving police training and performing a variety of functions within the Kingston Police organization.

Police Constables perform a variety of functions within the organization.

Some of their responsibilities include:

  • responding to assigned calls for service;
  • confronting and resolving emergency and non-emergency situations in a manner that protects lives and property;
  • maintaining public order and providing assistance;
  • enforcing laws, investigating incidents, and, when appropriate, arresting offenders and preparing cases for court;
  • preparing and submitting timely and complete verbal and written reports concerning investigations and police service activities;
  • actively identifying problems in the community; and
  • submitting regular progress reports.


What requirements/qualifications are we looking for?
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • excellent physical condition;
  • be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position;
  • having regard to his or her own safety and the safety of the public;
  • minimum Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent;
  • possess a valid drivers' licence and a suitable driving record;
  • meet the vision standards outlined by the Constable Selection System;
  • meet the hearing standards outlined by the Constable Selection System;
  • possess valid Standard First Aid and CPR Certificates (Basic Rescuer Level);
  • be of good moral character and habits;
  • no criminal conviction(s) for which a pardon has not been granted;
  • pass a medical examination;
  • hold a valid OACP/ATS Certificate of Results;
  • Click here for ATS testing dates;
  • preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated continuous learning beyond high school and working within the community


Recruiting Process

Stage 1: Application Phase
  • Résumé and cover letter
  • The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate of Results is required (issued upon successful completion of Applicant Testing)
  • Completed Constable Selection Application Form
  • Transcript(s) of educational achievements (high school and post-secondary)
  • Grade 12 diploma or certification of achievement
  • Certificates/letters from community involvement
  • Certificates of achievement (if you have them)
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certificates required
  • Other relevant documents that you wish reviewed


Stage 2: Interview Phase
  • Comprehensive review of application and selection of interview candidates
  • Confirmation of interviews with candidates
  • Request for background information, waivers and disclosure forms 
  • Primary Interview with panel of experienced officers and Human Resources
  • Secondary Interview with panel of senior officers
  • If successful through stage 2, the candidate proceeds to stage 3
Stage 3: Background Investigation Stage
  • Psychological testing and interview with psychologist
  • Extensive and comprehensive background investigation, including but not limited to reference checks, verification of employment history and educational documents, credit history check, home visit, etc.
  • In-house fitness test (more details)
  • Third-party medical examination


Stage 4: Final Selection Phase
  • Final review of applicant’s file (information collected from previous stages of the selection process is reviewed and compared to selection criteria)
  • Medical assessment by physician
  • Successful completion of any phase of the recruitment process does not guarantee proceeding to the next phase
  • If selected and hired, the successful applicant must be willing to attend and complete training at the Ontario Police College at a personal tuition cost of $11,065.
  • The Basic Constable Training Course is 12 weeks in duration at the Ontario Police College, Aylmer, Ontario, and must be successfully completed as a condition of employment


For more information please contact Human Resources at 613 549-4660 ext. 2287 or email

The candidate selection process reflects the dedication of Kingston Police to the principles of equal opportunity.