Application Process

Your path to a rewarding policing career starts with the application process. You must complete this pretest stage prior to beginning the application process.

Download and review the following Information Forms:

All applicants - new applicants and experienced officers - are required to use our
quick and easy online application

Experienced officers and foreign applicants should first read information specific to their interests.

Our online application allows you to apply at your own pace. Because of the length of the application form, you will be able to save a partially completed application form at any time. As such, you can apply over multiple sessions.

To return to a saved application, you will need to create an account when starting the on-line application process. You can do this easily by filling in your contact information and some basic information about your eligibility for employment.

When you submit your application on-line, make sure to submit either scanned or electronic versions of the following three documents to complete your application:

  1. your OACP Certificate;
  2. *CPR Level C certification certificate; and
  3. *Standard First Aid certification certificate.

*Please note: We require applicants to have completed the hands-on practical component of First Aid and CPR training. Online-only certifications will not be accepted.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Human Resources Section between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (EST), Monday to Friday (except on statutory and civic holidays) by:

The Ottawa Police Service is an equal opportunity employer that aims to reflect the diversity and linguistic composition of the community we serve. To maintain our tradition of excellence, we seek to augment our ranks with people representative of the diversity of our community.

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