Police Constable - New Recruit- Future Openings

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Job Number:
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Job Category:
Police Constable New Recruit
Open Positions:
Date Posted:
May 4, 2023
Closing Date:
October 31, 2023

We accept applications year round for the position of Police Constable/Cadet!

Please note, applications will remain on file for one year from the date your application was received. Applicants applying to the Police Constable-Future Openings posting will be considered for available opportunities over the duration of the twelve months your application is active.

The following documents are required in order to apply for this position:

  • Cover Letter
  • Detailed resume
  • OACP Certificate
  • Fitness Log
  • Photocopy of CPR (Level “C”) and Standard First Aid certificate (up-to date)
  • OACP Medical Examination Package


Becoming a Police Officer:

Policing is a career where your skills, integrity, hard work and determination can ensure community safety and well-being through collaborative partnerships, innovation and community engagement.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service employs over 270 Sworn members.

As a GSPS Officer, you will use the latest techniques and technologies to assist in the prevention, detection and reduction of crime.

You will be trained to use information and effectively draw on your expertise to provide quality service within our community.

Officers enjoy a challenging career in patrol operations working within the community to prevent, detect, and investigate crime with future career opportunities in specialized units including:

  • Break Enter and Robbery (B.E.A.R.)
  • Community Engagement Section (C.E.S)
  • Courts
  • Criminal Investigations (C.I.D.)
  • Drug Enforcement (D.E.U.)
  • Financial Crimes
  • Forensics
  • Intelligence
  • Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E.)
  • Professional Standards (P.S.B.)
  • Rural Community Response
  • Tactical
  • Traffic
  • Indigenous Liaison Office 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Minimum 18 years of age (this is the Provincial minimum)
  • Good moral character with no criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Physically and mentally able to perform the duties of a Police Officer
    • Prior to applying and throughout your recruitment process candidates must be able to achieve and maintain Level 7 or higher in the Leger 20m Shuttle Run, as well as a medical and psychological assessment
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D) or its equivalent (i.e. grade 12 from any province of Canada).  Applicants educated outside Canada should refer to the Government of Canada - Education Assessment Resources.
  • Valid G driver's license with full driving privileges
  • Current Certificate in CPR (Level "C") and First Aid
  • Current Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (O.A.C.P) Certificate or OACP Certificate Equivalency- For more information, contact Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (O.A.C.P) Certificate or by phone at 1-647-777-8313*
  • Fitness Log
  • Post-Secondary Education is an asset- it does not have to be in a “police related field”
  • Volunteer Work- Demonstrated commitment to Community Mobilization and Engagement is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to meet Essential Competencies through school, work and life experiences
  • Bilingualism considered an asset. We value any additional language that a candidate is proficient in (i.e. French, Ojibway Cree, Arabic, Portuguese, etc.)

Selection Process

Stage One

  • Candidates in possession of the new OACP Certificate must also include their Resume and Cover Letter, Fitness Log and Medical Examination package with their completed applicant profile.

Stage Two

  • Applicant Screening

Stage Three

  • Selected candidates may be contacted to complete a written Pre-Background Questionnaire

Stage Four

  • Successful candidates will be invited to complete the shuttle run. At this stage candidates must obtain a minimum Level 7 on the Shuttle Run. 

Stage Five

  • Successful candidates will be invited to complete a written Local Focus Interview (LFI).  A local focus interview is used to learn more about the candidate and to assess the candidates knowledge of the service and the community we serve. This written interview will also give the candidate the opportunity to express why they are interested in a career in Policing. 

Stage Six

  • Successful candidates will be invited to complete an Essential  Competency Interview. 

Stage Seven

  • Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • Background Investigation

Stage Eight

  • Conditional Offer of Employment based on seat Allotment at Ontario Police College
  • Medical Assessment

Stage Nine

  • Greater Sudbury Police Service  Pre OPC Training Program (3 weeks)
  • Ontario Police College: Basic Constable Training (13 weeks)

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process in accordance with the Greater Sudbury Police Services Employment Accommodation Policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).