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Halton Regional Police

Application Process

We are always on the lookout for talented men and women with a desire to make a difference to join our team.

All candidates vying for Police Constable positions within the Halton Regional Police Service will undergo a multi-stage selection process, including:

Stage 1: Pre-Interview Assessment

Before applying to be a Police Constable with the Halton Regional Police Service, candidates must successfully complete the Pre-Interview Assessment Stages of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Constable Selection System, a standardized selection process administered for a fee by Applicant Testing Services Inc. to assess a candidate's suitability based on essential competencies.

For information about police testing, contact:

Applicant Testing Services Inc.
E-mail: atsi@odyssey.on.ca
Phone: 1-800-429-7728 or 1-519-659-8686
Fax: 1-519-659-8757

Testing Practice Resource - Other resources are available on-line to assist with practice with written communication tests (WCT), PATI and BPAD.

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Stage 2: Application Submission

Candidates possessing a valid OACP Certificate of Results or Certificate of Results issued by the Toronto Police Service or Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are invited to download the application package.

Candidates must also complete the online application. Online application detailed instructions.

For more information, contact the Halton Regional Police Service at 905-825-4747 ext. 5112.

Completed applications must include photocopies of the following supporting documents:

  • Valid OACP Certificate of Results
  • HRPS Waiver Form
  • Current Resume
  • High School Diploma
  • High School Transcripts
  • Post-Secondary School Diploma or Degree
  • Post Secondary School Transcripts
  • Ontario Driver's Licence
  • Proof of Citizenship (Birth Certificate or Passport)
  • Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR Certificates

Completed applications and supporting documents should be mailed or delivered to:

Halton Regional Police Service
Recruiting, Human Resource Services
2485 North Service Road West,
Oakville, Ontario, L6M 3H8

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Stage 3: Pre-Background Questionnaire

Candidates are required to complete a Release of Information form and a Pre-Background questionnaire.

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Stage 4: Personal Interview

Applications are reviewed by recruiters from the Halton Regional Police Service and candidates selected for interviews are contacted.

The personal interview is a one-on-one interview based on the local competencies for the position of Police Constable.

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Stage 5: Essential Competencies Interview

The essential competencies interview is conducted by two Halton Regional Police Service recruiting officers to assess a candidate's suitability based on the essential competencies for the position of Police Constable.

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Stage 6: Psychological Testing

All candidates are required to complete a psychological assessment, which includes an interview with a psychologist.

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Stage 7: Background Investigation

The background investigation may include, but is not limited to, reference checks, verification of educational documents, verification of employment history and credit checks. Candidates will be required to complete a Personal History Form and supply all requested documentation.

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Stage 8: Final Selection

All information collected in previous stages of the selection process is reviewed and compared to the selection criteria. A conditional offer of employment, contingent upon security and medical clearance and final appointment by the Police Services Board, may be made at this stage.

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Unsuccessful Applicants

In accordance with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Constable Selection System, applicants who are unsuccessful at their first essential competencies interview may only be considered by other OACP licenced services after a period of three (3) months. If an applicant is unsuccessful a second time at the essential competency interview stage, there is a six (6) month waiting period prior to further consideration.

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