The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is currently not accepting applications for employment from serving Canadian police officers for lateral hires.

Requirements for Experienced Officers

All serving Canadian police officers must have:

  • Completed a program of recruit policing training in Canada
  • Completed their probationary period with their respective Police Service prior to submitting their application for employment
  • Be in good standing with their current Police Service

Note: The Ontario Police Services Act Regulations governing the appointment of persons to the Office of Constable in the Province of Ontario state that the Police Recruit shall first successfully complete the Basic Constable Training Program at the Ontario Police College before being appointed as a police officer.

RCMP officers are exempted from this regulation if candidates meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of the RCMP Cadet Training Program (Depot)
  • Completion of their probationary period
  • Are in good standing with their current employer

Candidates who have completed a program of recruit police training in Canada may be considered for exemption from Basic Constable Training at the Ontario Police College:

  • British Colombia Justice Institute;
  • Northwest Law Enforcement Academy;
  • Saskatchewan Police College;
  • École Nationale de Police du Québec; or
  • Atlantic Police Academy.

The Ontario Police College will review requests for exemption, assessing the Candidate's resume, training certificate, and at least one reference from the jurisdiction in which the Candidate served, to establish the nature of the Candidate's previous service as a police officer.

Applications for Experienced Officers

All serving police officers must complete the online application process. Once the application is reviewed, correspondence will be sent by the HRPS requesting the applicant to submit copies of the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Recruit Police Training Certificate and transcripts
  • Current First Aid and CPR (Level C) Certificate
  • Copies of previous performance evaluations
  • Copies of course/training certificates
  • Copies of commendations
  • Secondary and post-secondary diplomas and transcripts
  • Proof of valid Ontario Class G Driver's Licence
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship

Selection Process for Experienced Officers

All applications will be screened and competitive candidates will commence the selection process which includes:

  • Interview/Pre-Background Questionnaire
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Background Investigation
  • Fitness Test
  • Medical & Security Clearance

Note: The Fitness Test is the Ontario Police Fitness Award or the OACP CSS Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP). The Ontario Police Fitness Award is offered by the Halton Regional Police Service at no cost or may be obtained through the Candidate's respective Police Service.

The physical fitness test must be completed for the current year and prior to a conditional offer of employment.

Successful Candidates

Candidates offered uniform member positions with the HRPS may:

  • Be posted to any one of the four Divisions or Headquarters at the discretion of the HRPS
  • Be subject to transfer to any of the four Divisions or Headquarters at the discretion of the HRPS

Successful candidates will:

  • Have his/her length of continuous police service as a uniform officer recognized for the purpose of calculating the amount of annual vacation pay. The vacation pay will be pro-rated in accordance with the HRPS Collective Agreement.

To be eligible for the Retention Incentive Premium, a member must have completed eight (8) years of service with the HRPS in accordance with the Service's Collective Agreement.