If you are applying for the position of a police constable as a new recruit, the following outlines the steps you must complete as part of the process.

Recruiting Process

Stage 1: Application Phase

You begin your application process by applying online.

Upload the required documentation

  • current and valid OACP/ATS Certificate of Results
  • completed Constable Selection Application Form
  • transcript(s) of educational achievements (high school and post-secondary)
  • copy of diplomas or degree
  • valid Class G Ontario driver's license and suitable driving record
  • valid First Aid and CPR Level C certificates
  • certificates/letters from community involvement
  • certificates of achievement (if available)
  • any other relevant documents that you wish reviewed.
Stage 2: Pre-Interview Phase
  • Mandatory attendance at an on-site session to complete a pre-background questionnaire and local assessment 
Stage 3: Interview Phase

If selected for interview:

  • Primary Interview with panel of experienced officers and Human Resources
  • Secondary Interview with panel of senior officers, if successful in primary interview
Stage 4: Background Stage

If successful in stage 3.

  • Psychological testing and interview with psychologist
  • In-house fitness test and/or current valid PREP test.
  • Third-party medical examination
  • Comprehensive background investigation, including but not limited to reference checks, verification of employment history and educational documents, credit history check, home visit, etc.
Stage 5: Final Selection Phase

If successful in stage 4.

  • If selected and hired, you must attend and graduate from the Ontario Police College. The Basic Constable Training Course is 12 weeks in duration at the Ontario Police College, Aylmer, Ontario.

For more information

Contact Sonja Verbeek, Director of Human Resources at 613 549-4660 ext. 2287 or via email.

Equitable hiring

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