infographic showing a text Competitive Candidate and a silhouette of a person with a police hat, filled with words of various qualities a candidate should posses such as honest, fair, impartial, honourable, etc.

Facebook icon Twitter icon YouTube icon


Your career...Your community...You can make a difference
(416) 808-JOIN (5646)



Frequently Asked Questions

- What is a Civilian member of the Toronto Police Service?

- How do I find out if there are civilian opportunities currently available with the Toronto Police Service?

- How do I know my on-line application have been successfully received?

- After I submit an application, how long does it take to be contacted?

- I applied to the Toronto Police Service 6 months ago, and haven't heard anything. Should I re-apply?

- How do I submit an application?

- I am not interested in any of the civilian positions advertised. Can I submit general application?

- Do I have to work shifts?

- Do I have to wear a uniform?

- If I have to wear a uniform, do I have to pay for it?

- Do I have to have First Aid and CPR certificates before I apply for a position?

- Do I have to pay for the training once hired?

 

Q: What is a Civilian member of the Toronto Police Service?

A: Civilian Member is a Toronto Police Service employee who is not a Police Officer.

back ↑

Q: How do I find out if there are civilian opportunities currently available with the Toronto Police Service?

A: All available civilian opportunities are posted under Civilian Opportunity Section of the Web site. As civilian positions become available, they will be posted on our web site.

back ↑

Q: How do I know my on-line application have been successfully received?

A: You will receive an e-mail confirmation.

back ↑

Q: After I submit an application, how long does it take to be contacted?

A: There is no specific time frame. There are several steps in the selection process that may include testing and interview. Please note, not all applicants will be contacted.

back ↑

Q: I applied to the Toronto Police Service 6 months ago, and haven't heard anything. Should I re-apply?

A: No. We keep applications active for one year from the date we receive them. During that time, your application may be brought forward for consideration for positions indicated on your application. You only need to submit a new application after the one-year time period has elapsed.

back ↑

Q: How do I submit an application?

A: We will accept an on-line application, only during the posting period.

back ↑

Q: I am not interested in any of the civilian positions advertised. Can I submit general application?

A: Yes. You may submit a general application which will be kept on file for one year.

back ↑

Q: Do I have to work shifts?

A: The Toronto Police Service is a 24 hour operation; therefore, there are civilian positions that require working shifts. Please refer to the job posting for details.

back ↑

Q: Do I have to wear a uniform?

A: The civilian positions that require a uniform are: Parking Enforcement Officer, Part-time Court Officer, Document Server, some positions in the Fleet Department, Telecommunications and Courier Services.

back ↑

Q: If I have to wear a uniform, do I have to pay for it?

A: No. If you are required to wear a uniform, the Toronto Police Service will cover the cost.

back ↑

Q: Do I have to have First Aid and CPR certificates before I apply for a position?

A: If the position you are applying for requires First Aid and CPR certificates, you may apply for the position without having one, however, have in mind that at the time of offer you will be required to have up to date First Aid and CPR certifications.

back ↑

Q: Do I have to pay for the training once hired?

A: No. The Toronto Police Service will cover the cost for your required training.