Police Constable - Experienced Hire

Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: CA, L4G 0S7

Company: York Regional Police



Join a progressive police service where your experience means more than just days on a calendar.  York Regional Police, and the community it serves, will benefit from your policing experience.  You will benefit from all the outstanding qualities that made York Regional Police one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers in 2021.


To perform the duties set out as for a police constable.  To preserve peace, protect property and be visible and engaged in the community; provide safety education and support to the community in crime prevention; public order; assist the victims of crime; investigate offences and provide emergency response to ensure the safety and security of our community and to fulfill our organizational values.



  • Respond to emergencies and calls for policing service
  • Safety operate police vehicles
  • Federal, provincial and municipal law enforcement
  • Process offenders and participation in their prosecution
  • Provide court testimony
  • Effective workflow management
  • Evidence management
  • Fulsome and accurate notetaking
  • Communicate effectively with diverse communities
  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Motor vehicle collision investigations
  • Proficiently use computer/smart technologies, and programs essential to the role (MWS/Computers/Versadex/Word)
  • Create accurate and concise reports for a wide variety of incidents
  • Create and complete accurate tickets and other legislative/YRP forms
  • Understand own role and the organization’s reporting structure
  • Critical thinking and de-escalation skills
  • Effective/proper radio etiquette
  • Providing guidance to new/junior officers
  • Engage and education of public through interactions and proactive policing
  • Report to duty, fit for duty on time
  • Maintain integrity and professionalism
  • Effectively conduct interviews/investigations with complainant, victims, subject and accused
  • Making observations/recording intelligence gathering, collection of evidence, confidential human source cultivation, warrant execution for investigations
  • Assisting victims of crime
  • Attend and successfully complete training and yearly requalification
  • Participate in District initiatives
  • Investigate and enforce complaint areas
  • Mental health crisis support and provide community resource to public



When applying for the position of an experienced police constable – experienced officer with York Regional Police, you must meet the following criteria to be considered in the selection process:

  • Successful completion of recruit training at the Ontario Police College (experienced police officers policing outside of Ontario, or with the RCMP, are required to complete the OPC Exemption Exam, if eligible)
  • Successful completion of their probationary period with their current service, pursuant to Section 44.1 of the Police Services Act
  • Must be a member in good standing (i.e. no outstanding discipline matters or charges)
  • Valid Class ‘G’ Driver’s Licence with full driving privileges
  • Have proof of successful completion of four years of secondary school education or equivalency
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Possess valid standard or emergency first aid and CPR Level C certification, at minimum
  • Current fitness test (PIN, PARE, POPAT, PREP) within the last 12 months



Experienced police officers who have graduated from the Ontario Police College (OPC) are exempt from recruit training.

An experienced officer who has completed a Canadian police recruit training program comparable to the OPC program, and approved by the OPC, must write an Equivalency Exemption Exam.  A candidate must have entered the selection process in order to write the exam and must obtain a passing grade to be considered at York Regional Police.


Graduates from the following OPC-approved programs are eligible to write the exemption exam:

  • Atlantic Police Academy
  • British Columbia Justice Institute
  • Calgary Police Service
  • Ecole Nationale de Police du Quebec
  • Edmonton Police Service
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Depot
  • Saskatchewan Police College
  • Winnipeg Police Service

All other experienced police officers must complete the OPC recruit program.


International Applicants:

York Regional Police proudly accepts applications for the police constable position from applicants residing outside of Canada.  International applicants must meet the same criteria as Canadian applicants.


York Regional Police is committed to our Corporate Values.  All York Regional Police employment policies and procedures are intended to be non-discriminatory and barrier-free in accordance with the principles and spirit of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  If contacted in regards to this competition, please advise the Uniform Recruiting Unit of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process.