Police requirements – Ontario

Requirements To Become A Police Officer – Ontario

Your journey to becoming a police officer in Ontario should begin by noting the relevant provisions of the Police Services Act.

The minimum legal requirements mandate that:

“Criteria for hiring

43. (1) No person shall be appointed as a police officer unless he or she,

(a) is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;

(b) is at least eighteen years of age;

(c) is physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position, having regard to his or her own safety and the safety of members of the public;

(d) is of good moral character and habits; and

(e) has successfully completed at least four years of secondary school education or its equivalent.”

These are the minimum requirements that must be met in order to apply to become a police officer in the province of Ontario. Assuming that these requirements have been met, you are eligible to apply to different police forces.

You are required to pass various tests.  To learn about these tests visit:

Applicant Testing Services.

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