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Experienced Officer

Before applying please review the basic Requirements.

Please note experienced officer applicants must:

  • be at a minimum 2nd class constable rank
  • have a minimum 24 months with current police service as sworn officer
  • be currently working as a police officer

Five Steps of the Hiring Process

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Step 1 involves 2 actions:

  1. apply though our Application Portal to the Experienced Police Constable job posting
  2. upload all required documents

Once you have successfully completed the two actions you will receive an automated confirmation.


Required documentation:

  • cover letter and resume
  • police training/educational certificates
  • valid G driver’s licence

Supporting documentation that you may include:

  • post secondary diploma or degree
  • performance evaluations 
  • records of policing achievements
  • letters of reference related to employment 
  • letters of community involvement 


If selected to proceed after review of your application, you will move forward to STEP 2



Typically, there is one in-person interview for experienced officers.

If selected for interview and you are able to travel to Kingston:

  • interview is scheduled with a two member panel of senior officers

If you are out of province or live several hours away:

  • we offer a first interview online video option
  • if successful with the first interview, a second interview is scheduled with a two member panel of senior officers in-person



Post-Interview Testing

If you are successful at the interview stage, you will move on to post-interview testing which includes:

  • a Pre-Background Questionnaire (PBQ).
  • psychological testing and interview with psychologist 
  • must complete in-house fitness test with Kingston Police 
  • third-party medical examination


Background Check

Final stage of process

Comprehensive background investigation, including but not limited to:

  • reference checks: personal, work and education
  • police records checks
  • driving records
  • verification of employment history
  • verification of educational documents
  • credit history check
  • home visit


Offer of Employment

Successful applicants are contacted and provided with an offer of employment. Starting dates are flexible and will be negotiated between the officer and Kingston Police.

Kingston Police will recognize your previous police service in regards to vacation time. A letter confirming your past employment will be required.

Officers new to Kingston Police will be sworn in at Kingston's historic Superior Court house where family and friends are welcome for this special occasion. Officers will have one week of in-house training including firearms re-qualification before being assigned to a platoon. 

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