The Toronto Police Service is currently hiring. We are looking for exceptional people who want to serve the city of Toronto and protect the community as a cadet in-training to become a Police Constable.
Modernizing the Toronto Police Service will be achieved by transforming how we relate to the public, how we deliver our service, how people access our services, ensuring the affordability and sustainability of our operations, and creating a culture of excellence. The Human Resources modernization plan will support our efforts by hiring recruits to support community-centric policing, diversity and inclusion. These are important principles because the ability of the Toronto Police Service to keep Toronto the best and safest place to be has always depended on the trust and support of the people we serve.
The fundamental role of a police officer is about commitment to public service. As a new constable or an experienced officer joining the Toronto Police Service, your focus will be to protect members of the public, to prevent and investigate crimes and to assist victims. In joining us, you will work in partnership with communities and service delivery agencies to address crime, disorder, and community safety issues with an understanding of, and a sensitivity toward, the complex needs specific to each neighbourhood.
A police constable’s job is a complex one. Some of the key responsibilities include:
- conducting a full and thorough investigation of offences;
- preparing for and attending court, a hearing or inquiry to give evidence;
- providing support immediately after an incident, which can victimize, traumatize, or create concern for a neighbourhood and its residents; and
- being proactive and using information, evidence, and insights from neighbourhood partners to identify issues and co-develop solutions, including referrals to appropriate community resources, to name a few.
To be considered for a career in policing, you must meet certain legal requirements as outlined in the Police Services Act:
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position, having regard to your own safety and the safety of members of the public;
- Have successfully completed at least four years of secondary school education or its equivalent (Note: official transcripts and diplomas will be required). Where education has been completed outside Ontario, official proof of equivalency must be obtained by contacting the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training;
- Be of a good moral character and habits, meaning that you are an individual that other people would look upon as being trustworthy and having integrity; and
- Be able to pass a security clearance as well as background investigation, which includes education, employment, personal history, credit and reference checks, as well as a home visit.
If you have any criminal convictions under a federal statute, you must obtain a pardon. If you have ‘Findings of Guilt’ which have resulted in absolute or conditional discharges, the records must be ‘sealed’ by the RCMP. (This will be done automatically following one year if the absolute discharge is registered after July 24, 1992. For a conditional discharge, this will be done automatically following three years if the conditional discharge is registered after July 24, 1992. Otherwise you must apply to have these records sealed.)
License and Certification Requirements:
- A current and valid Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate of Results
- A valid “G” driver’s licence (upon submission of application) with no more than six demerit points, permitting you to drive an automobile in Ontario with full driving privileges.
- Current certification in both “Standard First Aid and CPR Level C” from an accredited agency by the time the offer of employment is given.
In addition, the Toronto Police Service values the following qualifications:
- Experience working or volunteering in community programs, with a preference for programs supporting the socially and economically disadvantaged and/or marginalized members of the community
- Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and appreciation for equity, human rights, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in all communities
- Understanding of local community safety and justice-related issues
- Strong interpersonal relationship and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and make decisions in complex and potentially dangerous and stressful conditions
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal
- Ability to speak and write fluently in a second language
Toronto Police Service Core Competencies:
The Toronto Police Service recruits, develops and promotes based on competencies that have been deemed fundamental to our organization. These are the behaviours that we expect of each other to ensure that we are a global leader in policing, regardless of our role at the Toronto Police Service:
- We are adaptable, innovative and forward thinking
- We are solution-focused
- We are service and community-focused
- We work collaboratively
- We develop ourselves and others
- We lead and inspire
- We are emotionally intelligent
- We are accountable and deliver results
If you have any questions, please contact Toronto Police Service – Talent Acquisition at 416-808-JOIN between 7:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an e-mail confirmation within 24 hours. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Candidates will be contacted primarily through email. Ensure your email address is accurate and up-to-date. Check both your inbox and junk/spam for future correspondence regularly.
The Toronto Police Service is committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve. We encourage applications from our diverse communities, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, marginalized groups, LGBTQ+ persons, those who are able to speak fluently in another language(s) and anyone committed to a rewarding career in public service.THE TORONTO POLICE SERVICE SUPPORTS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INITIATIVES.
Contact us for accommodation requests, and we will work with you to meet your needs.
YOUR CAREER YOUR COMMUNITY YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!