Applying as an Experienced Officer
York Regional Police accepts applications from candidates who have served as police officers with Canadian police agencies. The candidate must have completed a period of probation pursuant to Section 44(1) of the Police Services Act.
A candidate, who has graduated from the Ontario Police College, or the R.C.M.P. training facility in Regina, is exempt from recruit training.
Any candidate, who has completed a program of Recruit Police training in Canada comparable to that offered by the Ontario Police College, and approved by the Ontario Police College, will be required to write an Ontario Police College Exemption Exam. Candidates must be in the Selection Process in order to be eligible to write the exam and the candidate must obtain a passing grade in order to be considered for employment. Only those officers that have attended a Recruit Police training program at one of the following agencies are eligible to write the Exemption Exam. All other experienced police officers must complete the Ontario Police College Basic Constable Training course. Those agencies where an exemption may be available are: British Columbia Justice Institute, Edmonton Police Service, Calgary Police Service, Saskatchewan Police College, Winnipeg Police Service, Ecole Nationale de Police du Quebec, and the Atlantic Police Academy. The Exemption Examinations are based on Provincial Law, Use of Force and the Highway Traffic Act. The candidate may also be required to complete any other training deemed necessary by the Ontario Police College.
All applications MUST be complete with all mandatory documents. Those received without all required documents WILL NOT be considered in the process.
- cover letter
- application (available on website)
- proof of education
- high school diploma and transcript
- college or university diploma and transcript
- continuing education, documentation
- 1st Aid/CPR Level C
- O.P.C. marks or other training facility i.e. Atlantic Police Academy
- proof of current fitness test i.e. PIN, PARE, POPAT, PREP
- course certificates
- reference letters
- performance evaluations
- commendation letters
- photocopy of drivers licence
- photocopy of birth certificate
- immigration documents (if necessary)
- list of volunteer work
- list of references, both personal and professional
Once you have submitted the above documentation, you will receive a letter, confirming receipt of your resume. Your resume will remain on file until the end of the year the resume was received. At the completion of the year, you will receive a letter stating you will have to re-apply in the New Year, if you are still interested in seeking employment with our service.
When a date is confirmed for an experienced officer class, resumes are reviewed and interviews are scheduled. The interview is conducted by a member of the Uniform Recruiting Unit. Depending on the size of the class, and the number of applicants, the most qualified candidates will be selected to move into the background investigation phase of the process. The candidate will be notified before any contact is made with his/her current police service.
During the background phase, the candidate is required to complete a written psychological test. The test is assessed by an approved psychologist. The psychologist may request an interview with the candidate. The results of the psychologist's assessment are confidential.
At the completion of the background investigation, the candidate may be recommended for employment with York Regional Police. If approved, the candidate's name will be forwarded to the Police Services Board for final approval.
An offer of employment will then be made to the candidate, subject to the successful completion of a medical examination by an approved physician.
Conditions of Employment
Annual Leave- New officers, recruits and experienced, are entitled to one (1) working day (8 hours) for each full month of service in the year first employed, up to a maximum of ten (10) working days (80 hours). Annual leave entitlement is allotted as per Article 12 of the Uniform Working Agreement.
Seniority- Seniority is determined by the date that a member is sworn in as a Police Constable with York Regional Police. There is no consideration given to service with other police agencies.
Classification- Experienced officers from other police agencies are credited their previous police experience when determining their starting classification with York Regional Police. The classification for each experienced officer is determined on a case by case basis. If an officer worked for more than one agency, the service from each agency is cumulative.
Benefits- Benefits commence on the first day of employment. There is no hold back period for any of the benefits offered in the current benefit package.
Pension Plan- We are members of the O.M.E.R.S. pension plan. It is compulsory that members contribute to the plan. Experienced officers who have contributed to another pension plan will have to contact O.M.E.R.S. to determine if their plan is transferable.
Course Reimbursement- Members can apply to the Police Service's Board for 80% reimbursement of costs incurred as a result of taking courses related or beneficial to the Police Service, following conditions set out in the Uniform Working Agreement.
Assignment- Officers are assigned to a district and platoon based on the needs of the service at the time of hire. The service will attempt to accommodate a member's request for a particular posting; however, there is no guarantee that the request can be met. New members should be prepared to report to any of the operating police districts within York Region.
Submitting Your Application
Candidates submitting their resume, must include the following documents. Use the checklist to ensure that you have all the necessary documents in your application package.
Mandatory Documents Checklist
Confidential Applicant Survey Form
Release of Information