Police Exam Preparation Canada
Eligibility To Become A Police Officer In Ontario
Welcome, if you are trying to become a police officer in Ontario, the starting point is to read the basic requirements in the Police Services Act.
If you have met those requirements (which are not particularly onerous), the next step is to begin the process of passing the various police exams. Different police services may require different batteries of police tests.
Police Exams – Where To Get Information
There are two issues:
1. Who Administers The Police Exams?
Applicant Testing Services administers the tests for many police services. You must contact them directly for test dates, fees, etc.
Please note that the Peel Police service does not use Applicant Testing Services.
2. What Are The Exams?
– POLICE ANALYTICAL THINKING INVENTORY (PATI)
– WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TEST (WCT)
– PHYSICAL READINESS EVALUATION FOR POLICE (PREP) – also used by Peel Police
PoliceExamPrep.ca provides live courses and tutoring for various police exams.
We provide live tutoring and courses for:
PATI Weekend Preparation Courses (includes all topics)
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Saturday January 25 and Sunday January 26 – 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day
Downtown Toronto – Bay/Bloor Location
An Ontario Provincial Police constable with tattoo-covered arms was mistaken for a “gangbanger” by a superior officer at a traffic stop in northwestern Ontario in the spring of 2010.
The constable didn’t think he was being offensive. With the face of policing evolving, a younger cohort has embraced tattoos. The OPP is struggling to design a policy that balances freedom of expression and professional image.
The constable from the example above had a sleeve tattoo on his right arm depicting a dragon and tiger — martial arts symbols. He also had a large tattoo of the face of his grandfather as a memorial.
“He was raised by his grandfather after his parents passed away and it had sentimental meaning for him,” said Jim Christie, head of the Ontario Provincial Police Association. The officer filed a grievance and the OPP responded with an even tougher policy, forcing all 9,000 members to cover up any visible tattoos.
An arbitrator later struck down the coverup protocol, leaving the OPP without a policy and putting them in a delicate situation.
On the fourth night, they finally showed up in force: at least 16,000 police in yellow jackets and riot armour, up from 6,000 the night before, standing in clusters on almost every major street corner across the burned-out and shattered expanses of London’s perimeter, ready to face the rioters. Continue reading
If Toronto councillors spare police and fire services from the budget axe, it will fall that much harder on libraries, social programs and other services dear to Torontonians’ hearts, says the city manager.
Joe Pennachetti made the remarks Wednesday in an interview about the city’s ongoing cross-department “efficiency review”, a follow-up to KPMG’s “core service” reports that caused an uproar by suggesting hundreds of millions of dollars in possible cuts. Continue reading
July 13, 2011
Well over 500 Toronto police officers and thousands of city workers will be issued layoff notices in January if the Ford administration follows through on a pledge to shrink the police budget and the city’s workforce. Continue reading
July 9, 2011
Some of the Toronto Police Service’s highest-ranking officers are being offered buyouts in the force’s latest effort to cut costs.
In an internal memo circulated Friday, the civilian board overseeing the force offered voluntary exit packages to a number of senior officers and civilian managers.
The board is hoping 18 employees — who rank from inspectors to staff superintendents, just two ranks below police chief — will take the buyout, trimming $2.8 million from the salary budget. Continue reading
OTTAWA—The RCMP has slashed its training of new recruits as it becomes the latest in a string of federal departments and agencies to cope with belt-tightening, the Star has learned.
Even under a self-professed law-and-order government, the budget crunch isn’t sparing the ranks of frontline cops. Continue reading
June 21, 2011
Peter Small/Toronto Star
Farrah McBride went to the G20 protests in downtown Toronto, upset by news of vandals smashing windows.
But the assistant manager at a restaurant supply store was transformed from spectator to prisoner when police arrested virtually everyone in front of the Hotel Novotel on The Esplanade on the night of Saturday, June 26, 2010.
She says she was held, handcuffed, at the temporary Eastern Ave. detention centre without adequate water, food or her correct anti-anxiety medicine. Continue reading