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How do I become a Toronto Police officer?

The following points outline the process for becoming a police constable with the Toronto Police Service

  • Complete online registration for a General Information Session (GIS),
  • Attend General Information Session (GIS),
  • Toronto Police Recruiter will be in contact with you,
  • Complete online registration for one of our mentoring sessions,
  • Attend your registered PREP, PATI or WCT mentoring session,
  • Register for O.A.C.P. testing with Applicant Testing Services,
  • Perform Test:
    • PATI (Police Analytical Thinking Inventory),
    • WCT (Written Communication Test),
    • PREP (Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police),
    • Vision and Hearing,
    • BPAD (Behavioural Personnel Assessment Device for police).
  • Obtain O.A.C.P. Certificate of Results,
  • Submit Toronto Police Service online application,
  • Pre-Screening,
  • Pre-Background Questionnaire (PBQ),
  • Blended Interview,
  • Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2),
  • Background Investigation,
  • Psychological Assessment,
  • Conditional Offer of Employment Pending Medical Examination,
  • Cadet-in-Training.

Please be advised that the process for becoming a Police Constable is competitive and as such, an applicant may be declined at any stage of the process.

If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact a member of the recruiting section.

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