Police Constable

The North Bay Police Service is currently accepting applications for the position of police constable.

Policing is about working with people to ensure public safety through crime prevention, law enforcement, assistance to victims, public order maintenance and emergency response. It’s also about building relationships in the community and making a difference in the lives of people. Working as a North Bay Police officer demands many skills, both physical and mental. It’s much more than a job – it’s a rewarding career and lifestyle choice.

The North Bay Police Service is particularly interested in candidates who possess the skills required for policing in the 21st century—candidates who possess integrity, are accountable and demonstrate a commitment to the community we serve, continuing education and self improvement.

The selection process will reflect the commitment of the North Bay Police Service to the principles of Equal Opportunity.

Minimum Requirements

All applicants for the position of police constable with the North Bay Police Service must meet the following criteria for consideration in the selection process:

  • Possess a valid Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate;
  • Possess a valid Standard First Aid Certificate and a valid C.P.R. Certificate Level C,
  • Possess a valid Ontario driver’s licence Class G;
  • Proof of successful completion of four years of secondary school education or equivalency;
  • Have no criminal record for which you have not received a pardon;
  • Vision correctable to a minimum of 20/20, uncorrected 20/40; and
  • Meet the standards prescribed by the Police Services Act as outlined below.

The Police Services Act sets out the following minimum requirements for the position of Police Constable:

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • At least eighteen years of age;
  • Physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position, having regard to his or her own safety and the safety of members of the public;
  • Be of good moral character and habits; and
  • Successfully completed at least four years of secondary school education or equivalent.


OACP Certificate

The process begins with a physical abilities test (PREP), a police analytical thinking inventory (PATI) and a written essay (WCT). If the candidate is successful with the preceding three tests, a video simulation (BPAD) and a vision/hearing test will follow. Successful candidates will then receive the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Certificate of Results. To obtain the OACP Certificate of Results, please contact Applicant Testing Services (ATS).


Individuals Can Contact

Applicant Testing Services (ATS) 1-800-429-7728 or www.applicanttesting.com for testing schedules and location of testing centres.

For further information please contact Recruiting at 705-497-5567.

Required Documents

Applicants must forward Certificate of Results along with cover letter, resume, application form and any other appropriate certificates/diplomas/degrees to Chief S. Devine, North Bay Police Service, P.O. Box 717 North Bay, ON P1B 8J8.

The following documents are in .pdf format and can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have a copy of it installed on your computer, you may download a free copy from the Adobe website by clicking here.

Constable Recruitment Procedures

Application for the Position of Police Constable

Experienced Police Constable Application Form


CONSTABLE RECRUITMENT PROCEDURES

The North Bay Police Service is committed to recruitment and selection practices that will enhance the effectiveness of the Service and contribute to its goal of community policing. It is the intent of the North Bay Police Service to hire qualified candidates in a manner consistent with its commitment to providing fair and equitable opportunity to all candidates in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Policing Standards on Equal Opportunity, and the North Bay Police Services Board Equal Opportunity By-Law.

The recruitment of Police Constables shall be conducted in accordance with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Constable Selection System, as well as the following.

In order to be considered, applicants for the position of Police Constable shall, at minimum, comply with the requirements of the Police Services Act.

Literature provided to the Service by the OACP aimed at explaining the Constable Selection System and recruitment process to applicants shall be provided to all applicants for the position of Police Constable and may be viewed at www.applicanttesting.com.

Pre-interview testing for applicants required by the OACP Constable Selection System, including general aptitude and written communications tests. Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police Constable (PREP), video simulation, and vision and hearing tests, shall be administered by Applicant Testing Service (ATS). Candidates who meet all test standards will receive an OACP Certificate of Results.

Applicants for the position of Police Constable shall be required to provide a valid OACP Certificate of Results, along with a résumé, completed application form, confirmation of computer skills, valid CPR/First Aid certification and any other applicable certificates/diplomas/degrees. Applicants who do not have an OACP Certificate of Results shall be provided with information about ATS.

All application packages will be reviewed with reference to candidate qualifications and organizational needs of the Service.

Candidates who are considered for interview shall be required to complete a Pre-Background Questionnaire prior to being granted an interview.

Candidates who are granted an interview shall participate in a competency interview, as set out in the OACP Constable Selection System. This is a behavioural interview which is designed to explore the actual behaviours demonstrated by a candidate in various work, school, or community related situations. In addition, the candidates may, in the same interview or separate interview(s), be asked questions designed to assess:

  1. developmental competencies (competencies which can be acquired through training after a candidate has been hired), as set out in the OACP Constable Selection System, and/or
  2. special skills and abilities of a candidate as they relate to the organizational needs of the Service.

If a candidate who has been granted an interview with the Service and has already undergone a competency interview under the OACP Constable Selection System with another police service, the candidate may be required to:

  1. participate in another competency interview under the Constable Selection System, and/or
  2. answer additional questions or participate in a separate interview designed to assess developmental competencies, as set out in the OACP Constable Selection System, and/or
  3. answer additional questions or participate in a separate interview designed to assess the special skills and abilities of the candidate as they relate to the organizational needs of the Service.

If a candidate is successful at the interview stage, the Service may consider their application further. If so, the candidate shall be contacted and advised that the North Bay Police Service will be proceeding further with their application, including a detailed background investigation. The candidate must sign a Waiver for the Release of Personal Information.

Upon completion of the background investigation, an in-depth objective review of all information gathered with regard to the candidate shall be conducted. The purpose of this review shall be to determine the strongest candidate for the position in light of all of the circumstances, including the organizational needs of the Service.

Those candidates selected for further consideration shall complete psychological testing (the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory - 2, known as MMPI-2).

Once results of the psychological assessment are received, a final review of the candidates file shall be conducted in order to select the most suitable candidate(s) for the position. A written offer of employment from the Chief of Police may be made conditional upon the applicant obtaining a certificate from a qualified medical practitioner certifying that the candidate is fit to perform the duties of the position.

An applicant who competes unsuccessfully in a North Bay Police Service recruitment competition may reapply at any time after the expiration of one year from the date he/she receives written notice of the unsuccessful attempt. A maximum of two application attempts per individual shall apply. In the event that an applicant has competed unsuccessfully in two Service recruitment competitions, the Service shall not accept any further applications from the individual.

Employment Details

All recruits are engaged as Cadet Recruit Trainees. They attend the Ontario Police College for a twelve-week training course and must successfully complete the training and receive a certificate. The Cadet Recruit Trainee is responsible to pay the $11,065 tuition fee at the College. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, they are then appointed to the North Bay Police Service as a 4th Class Constable. A 12-month probationary period begins upon appointment as a Constable.

Salary

Cadet Recruit Trainee $46,755

4th Class Constable $56,106

3rd Class Constable $65,457

2nd Class Constable $74,068

1 st Class Constable $93,510


Uniform

Uniforms, coats, hats, boots, equipment and dry cleaning are supplied.

Working Conditions

Members work a twelve hour rotating shift schedule. Three weeks annual leave after one year of service; four weeks annual leave after eight years; five weeks after fifteen years; six weeks after twenty-two years; seven weeks after twenty-nine years; and eight weeks after thirty-four years.

Employee Benefits

Full health benefit package including; group life insurance, supplementary medical, prescription drugs, hospital, dental plan coverage and a sick leave plan. OMERS Pension Plan with supplementary benefits.