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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
Darius Mirshahi (green and black T-Shirt) and Chris Bowen, known by their performance names of Testament and Illogik, respectively, were arrested on June 27, 2010, by police on several charges, including conspiracy and wearing a disguise. Their charges were stayed in November 2010.
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 →
It is becoming clear that police officers are very well paid – and policing pays the most if you go for the OPP. The OPP requires that PATI, so you better bet started with your PATI preparation. (You will also need PATI math to keep track of those future wage hikes!) Finally when it comes to understanding the logic of police wage increases, you will need to improve on PATI syllogisms.
The Globe reported that:
“The 6,100 OPP officers received a 5-per-cent wage hike this year in advance of the freeze, and because of a clause in their contract guaranteeing they’ll be the highest paid cops in Ontario, they will get another 8.5 per cent in 2014.“
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It’s hard to believe, but there are taxpayers who object to this.
The pomp and ceremony of a military parade gave way to the reality of Toronto’s streets.
MARK O’NEILL, QMI AGENCY Toronto Police Chief, Bill Blair congratulates graduate Stephen Irwin, right, as his father Toronto Police Inspector Steve Irwin looks on. Stephen’s grandfather Detective Michael Irwin was killed in the line of duty in 1972.Class 11-01, 160 recruits of Toronto Police College, shuffled their feet on the varnished hardwood floor of the gym for the last time Thursday as they readied themselves to pound the beat.
Service Chaplain Walter Kelly warned they need to be prepared to face people who will “curse you more than they will bless you.” Continue reading →