Careers and Opportunities

Join us, we're hiring

The Ottawa Police Service is a progressive employer that believes in, promotes, and demonstrates the values of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) as a priority, and that it welcomes recruits, officers, civilian members and volunteers from diverse faiths and backgrounds, which is provided for within policies and practices, and includes religious symbols.

The Ottawa Police Service is committed to having a workforce that reflects the community it serves. To achieve this, we recruit and retain the most qualified police officers, civilian members and volunteers, while addressing the need for diversity (e.g. gender, race, language ability, sexual orientation and knowledge of other cultures or religious beliefs).

By having a diverse workforce, we increase our chances of being able to police successfully in a society that consists of multiple ages, faiths, races, lifestyles, needs, abilities, beliefs, opinions, genders and sexual orientations. 

Please review this website and attend one of our recruitment information sessions.

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If you still have questions, please contact one of our recruitment specialists to learn more about the hiring process for sworn officers. They are available Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 613-236-1222, extension 5505.

Accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required. Accessible formats and communication support are available upon request.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Please direct any questions to the Outreach and Recruiting Unit at ext. 5505.