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Now Recruiting Police Constables

 

Interested in becoming a Police Constable? Here's what you need to know:

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) offers a Self-Assessment Questionnaire for Entry into Policing. This is a tool used to determine if this career may be right for you.

To qualify each applicant must complete the Pre-Interview Screening Testing and successfully receive an OACP Certificate of Results. An Orientation and Pretest Guide can be found here. In order to receive an OACP Certificate of Results, applicants must contact Applicant Testing Services to schedule testing. 

Requirements:

You must meet all of the requirements listed below in order to be considered for the Constable Selection Process.

  1. Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  2. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Must have successfully completed secondary school or the approved equivalent to the Ontario education system. (Where education has been completed outside of the province of Ontario, official proof of equivalency must be provided. This proof can be obtained by contacting the Ontario Ministry of Education).
  4. Must possess a current Standard First Aid certificate and a current CPR certificate - Basic Rescuer level.
  5. Possess a valid Ontario Driver's License, "Class G" (no more than 6 demerit points).
  6. Have no criminal conviction(s) for which a pardon has not been granted and be of good moral character and habits.
  7. Vision within acceptable standards: Uncorrected Visual Acuity should be at least 20/40 (6/12) binocularly (both eyes open). Corrected Visual Acuity should be at least 20/20 (6/6) binocularly.
  8. Hearing within acceptable standards: Normal hearing at frequencies of 500 to 4000 Hz measured by audiometer.
  9. Physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position (Must pass a medical exam).
  10. Must possess an Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate of Results upon completion of the pre-interview assessment phase of the Constable Selection System (For more information on the Constable Selection System, please visit the following web site. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services OR provide proof of Ontario Police Fitness Award (only eligible for experienced officers).

 

Recruitment: The Selection Process

This is a four-stage process. Applicants must successfully complete each stage to go on to the next one. Please note: the successful completion of any stage of this process does not guarantee proceeding to the next stage.

Stage One - Application Stage

During recruitment periods, those interested in applying for a position as a Police Constable must use our online application to submit the following documents (please note the Cornwall Community Police Service will only accept online applications and no hard copies submitted in person or via mail will be accepted):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Application Survey Form (click here to access the form) (The Application Survey Form is not a required document for the Constable Selection Process. Completion of this form is voluntary).
  • Application Form (click here to access the form)
  • OACP certificate of results OR Ontario Police Fitness Award (only eligible for experienced officers)
  • Standard First Aid & CPR Certificate

All information provided will be kept confidential. 

Stage Two - Interview Stage

Essential competency and local focus interviews are conducted, as per ongoing staffing requirements.

Competencies

These are knowledge, skills and abilities that are assessed during the entire selection process, which must be demonstrated in order to be considered for the position of police officer with the Cornwall Community Police Service. They are:

  1. Analytical Thinking: The ability to analyze situations and events in a logical way, and to organize the parts of a problem in a systematic way.
  2. Self Confidence: A belief in your own abilities and judgments, recognition of personal limitations and development needs.
  3. Communication: The ability to demonstrate effective listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Flexibility/Valuing Diversity: The ability to adapt your approach in a variety of situations, and to work effectively with a wide cross-section of the community representing diverse backgrounds, cultures and socio-economic circumstances.
  5. Self-Control: The ability to keep your own emotions under control and to restrain negative actions when provoked or when working under stressful conditions.
  6. Relationship Building: The ability to develop and maintain a network of contacts, both inside and outside the Police Service.
  7. Achievement Orientation: The desire for continuous improvement in service or accomplishments.
  8. Medical/Physical Skills and Abilities: Job-related medical/physical skills and abilities, including vision, hearing, motor skills, cardiovascular endurance and upper-body strength.
  9. Assertiveness: The ability to use authority confidently and to set and enforce rules appropriately.
  10. Initiative: Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and self-directed in identifying and addressing important issues. Community Service Orientation: Proven commitment to helping and serving others.

Stage Three - Background Stage

An extensive and comprehensive background investigation will be conducted, as well as a psychological testing and interview.

Note: Applicants who successfully complete the Interview Stage may proceed to the Background Stage. The background investigation may include, but is not limited to, reference checks, verification of educational documents, verification of employment history and credit checks. Part of the background is further supplemented with a psychological assessment, which includes an interview with a psychologist.

Stage Four - Final Stage

All of the information collected from the previous stages of the selection process is reviewed and compared to the selection criteria. A conditional offer of employment may be made to qualified applicants. This offer will be conditional on security and medical clearance. If the job offer is accepted, the selected candidate will be required to undergo a probationary period, and be required to successfully complete all required training.

Upon being selected and signing a job offer the applicant must be willing to go on training at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, Ontario for a period of 13 weeks. The applicant will also be personally responsible for paying a sum of $11,065 towards the training costs levied by the Ontario Police College.

 For further information, please contact:

Kristen Sommers
Human Resources Generalist
hresources@cornwallpolice.com

The Cornwall Community Police Service is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Cornwall Community Police Service is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment and selection process. Please email hresources@cornwallpolice.com if you require an accommodation to ensure your equal participation in the recruitment and selection process.

 

 

 

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