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Toronto Police Recruiting

Top Toronto Police Recruiting Positions Available Now

While you’re ready to begin your career serving as a police officer, getting prepared takes some time. If you want to start now, while you’re studying to pass your required exams, there are a few positions offered that will help you get exposure to and experience in the Toronto Police Service.

Uniformed Positions

Joining the Toronto Police Service can be a rewarding and exciting career, as you’ll be on the front lines of protecting and serving your community. The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police hosts the constable selection process for anyone who might want to become a policeman.

The Toronto Police Service holds regular general information sessions for individuals who want to become a police constable for 150 participants at a time. Due to the waiting list and interest levels, if you’ve registered for a session and will be unable to attend, it’s important to call the recruiting unit at least 24 hours in advance; if you don’t cancel and don’t go to the session, you may not be able to participate in future sessions.

Attendance at the session is a critical component for beginning your career; in fact, attendance at the general information session is a requirement before attending tutoring or mentoring sessions for the PREP, PATI and WCT tests.

Civilian Positions

  1. Volunteer chaplains

Individuals in this position play an important role in the spiritual and emotional health and well-being of both active and retired Toronto Police Service members and their families. This invaluable support service also helps these members after a loss, visits members in the hospital, and gives public prayers in official ceremonies. These individuals also plan and hold religious services for worship, weddings, baby dedications, memorial, and funeral services.

There are a few requirements to serve in this position:

  1. Individual must be an ordained faith group leader with at least five years of leadership experience;
  2. Individual must have ecclesiastical certification;
  3. Individual must be a member in good standing of a recognized religious body;
  4. Individual must serve at least ten hours each month;
  5. Individuals must have a valid and clear Ontario driver’s license; and
  6. Individuals must have a strong understanding and sound knowledge of policing issues.

While serving as a volunteer chaplain, the individuals will be able to go on patrol to get a first-hand look at the situations and issues that might cause officers to feel stress, anxiety, or concern. Because they will have this understanding, volunteer chaplains can refer officers to the Toronto Police Service Employee and Family Assistance program, wellness service programs, and other faith-based or community groups.

  1. School Crossing Guard

If you like helping people, the Toronto Police Service looks for alert, attentive individuals to serve as school crossing guards at divisions throughout the city. Each school day, you’ll help school-aged children through sixth grade get safely across the street. You can also help other individuals cross, like older children, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, or any other person, as a courtesy.

There are only a few requirements for the position:

  1. Individuals must pass a vision test;
  2. Individuals must pass a security check;
  3. Individuals must obtain from their doctor a certificate of fitness that shows they have the fitness and health levels needed to serve as a crossing guard; and
  4. Individuals should not have an unpardoned criminal conviction. If a pardon was received for the offence, individuals need to provide proof, and if a conditional or absolute discharge was granted, the individual should show proof that the records were sealed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The Toronto Police Service encourages you to apply at one of 44 divisions if you’re interested in serving as a crossing guard.

Auxiliary Positions

Since 1957, the Toronto Police Service has counted on auxiliary service members. This position is formally recognized by the Police Services Act, service governance, and various related regulations.

More than 400 auxiliary volunteers give about 82,000 hours of service each year to help represent and aid the Toronto Police Service in many different capacities, like parades, searches for missing individuals, crime prevention programs, special events, mobilization initiatives, and emergency calls.

Each auxiliary member is expected to volunteer at least 150 hours each year, and must reside in the Toronto area, including Durham, Peel, and York. There is required ongoing training for auxiliary members.

Requirements to serve as an auxiliary member include:

  1. Individuals must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
  2. Individuals must be 18 years or older;
  3. Individuals must show transcripts and documents proving they have completed at least four years of secondary school or the equivalent;
  4. Individuals must not have an unpardoned criminal offence;
  5. Individuals must be licensed drivers, with no more than six demerit points on their license. They must also meet Ontario’s graded licensing system requirements.
  6. Individuals must meet certain color, peripheral and depth perception requirements for their vision exam, with an uncorrected visual acuity of 20/40. Corrected binocular acuity should be 20/30.
  7. Individuals should have a physical fitness level to be able to perform all duties of the position;
  8. Individuals must have training in first aid and CPR level C training; and
  9. All individuals must have good morals, character, and habits.

This position can be filled by individuals from all walks of life, making a significant difference in the lives of Toronto residents and visitors, and providing a vital support to the Toronto Police Service.