Recruiting the right people is key to the continued success of the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS).

The HRPS is an equal opportunity employer. Our structured selection process ensures that all hiring is:

  • Merit-based
  • Free from bias
  • Free from discrimination

Our recruitment process for civilian members is determined on a position-by-position basis.

A general overview of the selection process is as follows:

Pre-employment job specific testing

Testing requirements vary from position to position. The testing for each position will assess your skills and knowledge as they relate to the position you applied for. You must meet the standard in order to proceed in the process.

Behavioural Interview

A panel interview will focus on the essential skills identified for the position. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess these essential skills.

Specialized Testing (if applicable)

Certain positions require additional testing. Certain positions may require a psychological assessment.

Background/Security Clearance

During this stage, the HRPS will carry out background and security clearances, including:

  • Records Check
  • Reference checks and confirmation of employment history
  • Verification of educational qualifications


The candidate who demonstrates the best overall suitability will be offered the position.