The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Police Cadet program is a one-year program focused on promoting and enhancing the career development and experience of future police constable candidates.

Annually, twelve HRPS cadets will be assigned to locations throughout Halton.

Applying to be a Police Cadet

Please note that applications have now closed. Please check back in fall 2021 for the next application intake.

For those interested in applying to be a cadet, please watch our Virtual Information Session Video on YouTube.

Key Activities of a Police Cadet
Female cadet in front an HRPS cruiser

  • Work at a Police Division under the mentorship of a HRPS Constable.
  • Participate as a member of the HRPS at community events, crime prevention initiatives, and special projects.
  • Provide front-line information and assistance to members of the public (in person and by telephone), become familiar with police procedures, and assist police officers in the performance of their duties.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Police Cadet Basic Qualifications

To be considered for a Police Cadet position, candidates must:

  • Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be of good moral character and habits
  • Be mentally able to perform the job
  • Possess a valid driver's licence (minimum Class 'G') with a good driving record
  • Have successfully completed secondary school or the approved equivalent
  • Meet vision standards of uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/40 binocularly, corrected visual acuity should be at least 20/20 binocularly, and with normal colour vision
  • Meet normal hearing standards
  • Possess either an OACP Certificate of Results, or the ability to obtain this certificate during the contract position
  • Possess a good level of physical fitness
  • Possess a current Standard First Aid certificate and current CPR certificate (Basic Rescuer Level C)

Please note: Successful applicants will be subject to a physical readiness assessment as part of the selection process.

Police Cadet Desired Qualifications

The desired qualifications for a Police Cadet applicant are:

  • Between the ages of 19-24 years of age
  • Recent post-secondary graduate or in the last semester of post-secondary education

Work Duration and Salary

Individuals hired as Police Cadets with the HRPS will be paid a salary during their one year work experience program.

Annually, work terms commence in May. Candidates will be assigned varied shifts, including days, evenings, nights, and weekends.

Contact Information

For more information about the HRPS Police Cadet program, contact:

Email: CadetProgram@haltonpolice.ca