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Cadet/Constable - Chatham-Kent Police Service

Province: Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Position: Cadet/Constable
Deadline: July 24, 2024
Posted: April 25, 2024

Job Description / Duties

• Duties of a police officer as outlined in the Police Services Act
• Attend and successfully complete Basic Constable Training at the Ontario Police College, as well as subsequent Constable training and qualifications throughout the normal probationary period as outlined in the Police Services Act

Qualifications / Required Skills

Requirements for Police Cadets

Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position, having regard for his or her own safety and the safety of the public.
Be of good moral character and habits.
Must possess a minimum of a diploma or degree from an accredited college or university.
Possess a valid driver’s licence with no more than six accumulated demerit points, permitting you to drive an automobile in Ontario with full driving privileges.
Must have no criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted.
Vision requirements: uncorrected 20/40 correctable to 20/20 colour vision.
Must successfully complete the Pre-Application Assessment for Police Constable conducted through the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

Additional Information

Stages of the Selection Process

Pre-Interview Assessment Stage
Submit Application
Fitness Testing
Preliminary Interview
Background Investigation
Psychological Testing
Final Interview
Offer of Employment
Please note that this is a competitive process and applicants are screened out during each stage. Successful applicants at each stage will receive an invitation to the next stage in the process.

Stage 1: Pre-Interview Assessment Stage

Completed through the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

Stage 2: Submit Application

Applicants must provide the following items as part of their application:

Cover Letter. A valid email address must be included for contact purposes.
OACP Certificate of Results – obtained through Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
Authorization of Release of Information
Record of Medical Examination
Record of Medical History
Vision and Hearing Examination
First Aid/CPR Certificate – Level C
All Diplomas and/or Degrees (high school, college, university)
All transcripts (high school and post-secondary even if partially completed)
Copy of current birth certificate and driver’s licence. If born outside of Canada, proof of citizenship or landed immigrant status.
Please provide these items in a single PDF file format and email the document to:

Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police – Larissa Jackson

Direct Hires will include everything listed above, except the OACP Certificate of Results.

Stage 3: Fitness Testing

Those invited to participate in the fitness test will be required to achieve Level 7.0 on the 20-metre shuttle run.

Candidates will be required to sign a Fitness Liability Release Form.

Experienced Officer hires will be subject to the annual fitness pin standard for their fitness test. A scored test sheet as proof of the passed fitness test will be accepted.

Stage 4: Preliminary Interview

Applicants will be interviewed by a recruiting team.

Stage 5: Background Investigation

An investigator will be assigned to complete a thorough background investigation into the applicant. It will include speaking with past employers, friends, family, personal references, and anyone else we think might be able to help.

Stage 6: Psychological Testing

Applicants will meet with a third-party psychological assessment service. The psychological interview determines applicant suitability to policing. There is no way to study or prepare for this stage.

Stage 7: Final Interview

The Chief of Police and members of senior administration will interview candidates to determine their suitability for hire.

Contact Information

For any inquiries or additional information, please contact Inspector Matt Stezycki at (519) 436-6617 or via email at

Employer Profile

Chatham-Kent, Ontario – The Chatham-Kent Police Service is excited to announce the launch of its new Experienced Officer Incentive Program. This program aims to attract experienced officers from recognized Canadian Police Agencies by offering a financial incentive to join our service.

As a progressive and diverse community, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent recognizes the value of hiring experienced officers who possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to contribute to our ongoing growth and success. With our effective recruitment process, we aim to continue advancing as both a community and an organization.

Under the Experienced Officer Incentive Program, officers who hold a rank of first-class or higher from a recognized Canadian Police Agency will be eligible for a lump-sum financial payment of $30,000.00 upon their swearing-in to our service. This payment will be subject to applicable statutory and standard payroll deductions.

For detailed information about our recruitment process, interested applicants can visit our website at While experienced officers are required to provide documentation consistent with regular applicants, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Certificate (O.A.C.P.) is exempted from this requirement.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce representative of our community. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all qualified individuals, as we firmly believe in equal employment opportunities.

For any inquiries or additional information, please contact Inspector Matt Stezycki at (519) 436-6617 or via email at