The Halton Regional Police Service is currently accepting applications from serving police officers for lateral hires. 

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Requirements for Experienced Officers

All serving Canadian Police officers must have:

  • Completed a program of police recruit 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

Requirements for Out-of-Province Experienced Officers:

We welcome applicants from outside the Province of Ontario that meet the minimum requirements for the position of Police Constable.  Applicants will be required to participate and successfully complete each stage of the recruitment process to be considered for employment.  Every effort will be made to minimize the amount of travel required to complete the components/stages in the recruitment process.

Ontario Police College (OPC) currently recognizes the following institutions as providing recruit training that is deemed to be equivalent to the Ontario Basic Constable Training:

  • RCMP
  • BC Justice Institute
  • Edmonton Police Service
  • Calgary Police Service
  • Saskatchewan Police College
  • Winnipeg Police Service
  • Brandon Police Service
  • Ecole National de Police du Quebec
  • Atlantic Academy
  • Military Police

Out-Of-Province Experienced Officers will be required to complete the OPC Equivalency Exam where a mark of 75% in each of the academic subject areas is considered a passing grade.

Applications for Experienced Officers

All serving police officers must follow 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:

  • Checklist of Mandatory Application Documents
  • Current Resume
  • Experienced Police Officer Application Form
  • HRPS Waiver (attach link to form)
  • High School Diploma and accompanying transcripts
  • Post-Secondary School Diploma or Degree and accompanying transcripts
  • Copy of Recruit Police Training Certificate and transcripts
  • Copies of previous performance evaluations (last five years)
  • Copies of Commendations
  • Current and valid Ontario Police Fitness Award or the OACP Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP)

Selection Process for Experienced Officers

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

  • Pre-Background Questionnaire (PBQ) and subsequent interview
  • Essential Competencies Interview (ECI)
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Background Investigation
  • Medical and Security Clearance

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.