Kingston Police

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New Recruit

We are seeking motivated, qualified individuals with a passion for helping people and making a difference in their community. A career in law enforcement is rewarding, with the opportunity for advancement and ongoing professional development and training.


Before applying for a career with Kingston Police, make sure you know, and are comfortable with, the roles and responsibilities of the job. Be aware of the qualities and attributes expected of police officers.


At Kingston Police, we work and live by a set of core values: respect, integrity, professionalism, partnership, leadership and excellence.


Kingston Police hire on the basis of merit and are committed to reflecting the diversity of the Kingston community and Canada.


Police Constables -  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • 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, and attending, court;
  • preparing and submitting timely and complete verbal and written reports concerning investigations and police service activities;
  • actively identifying problems in the community.
Constable Selection System - Important Information 

Kingston Police requires a valid and current OACP certificate at time of interview. Please follow the links below for additional information on the Constable Selection System, which is administered through Applicant Testing Services  

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;
  • preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated continuous learning beyond high school and who have demonstrated community involvement. 


Recruiting Process

Stage 1: Application Phase

Stage 2: Pre-Interview Phase

  • On site session – written component
  • Comprehensive review of application and selection of interview candidates

Stage 3: Interview Phase

  • Schedule interviews with successful candidates from Stage 2
  • Request for waivers and disclosure forms 
  • Primary Interview with panel of experienced officers and Human Resources, if successful, the candidate proceeds to secondary interview
  • Secondary Interview with panel of senior officers
  • If successful through stage 3, the candidate proceeds to stage 4

Stage 4: Background Stage

  • Psychological testing and interview with psychologist
  • In-house fitness test (more details)
  • 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.
  • Third-party medical examination

Stage 5: 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)
  • Successful completion of any phase of the recruitment process does not guarantee proceeding to the next phase or an offer of employment
  • 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 Sonja Verbeek, Director of Human Resources for information regarding recruitment information at 613 549-4660 ext. 2287 or via email

Kingston Police hire on the basis of merit and are committed to reflecting the diversity of the Kingston community and Canada.