Cornwall Police Service

Police Constables (Experienced/Direct Officers)

Are you an experienced Police Constable looking to work for the Cornwall Police Service? Here's what you need to know:

The Cornwall Police Service strives to promote and demonstrate the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the community we serve and encourage qualified candidates of all backgrounds and abilities to apply.


You must meet all of the requirements listed below in order to be considered for the Constable Selection Process.

  1. Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  2. Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  3. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  4. Must have high school diploma or post-secondary degree/diploma
  5. Must possess a current Standard First Aid certificate and a current CPR certificate - Basic Rescuer level.
  6. Possess a valid Ontario Driver's License, "Class G" (no more than 6 demerit points).
  7. Have no criminal conviction(s) for which a pardon has not been granted and be of good moral character and habits.
  8. Physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position (Must pass a medical exam).
  9. Must have successfully completed Basic Constable Training (BCT) at the Ontario Police College (OPC) OR have had to successfully complete constable recruit training at a recognized institution OR will be required to successfully write the OPC Exemption Equivalency Examination.

Recruitment: The Selection Process

This is a five-stage process. Applicants must successfully complete each stage to go on to the next one. Please note: the successful completion of any stage of this process does not guarantee proceeding to the next stage.

Application Stage

During recruitment periods, those interested in applying for a position as a Police Constable must use our online application to submit the following documents (please note the Cornwall Police Service will only accept online applications and no hard copies submitted in person or via mail will be accepted):

All information provided will be kept confidential.

*The Application Survey Form is not a required document for the Constable Selection Process. Completion of this form is voluntary.

Pre-Background Questionnaire

Candidates meeting the criteria may be invited to complete an extensive pre-background questionnaire. Candidates should allow approximately two to three hours to complete this stage.

Following an assessment of the completed questionnaire, applicants may be invited to an interview with the Cornwall Police Service.

Interview Stage

Essential competency and local focus interviews are conducted, as per ongoing staffing requirements.


These are knowledge, skills and abilities that are assessed during the entire selection process, which must be demonstrated in order to be considered for the position of police officer with the Cornwall Police Service. They are:

  • Problem Solving
  • Resiliency
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Inclusivity
  • Communication

Fitness Testing Stage

Applicants will will be required to provide proof of successful completion of a prep test, PIN or shuttle run. 

Background Stage

An extensive and comprehensive background investigation will be conducted, as well as a psychological testing and interview.

Note: Applicants who successfully complete the Interview Stage may proceed to the Background Stage. The background investigation may include, but is not limited to, reference checks, verification of educational documents, verification of employment history and credit checks. Part of the background is further supplemented with a psychological assessment, which includes an interview with a psychologist.

Final Stage

All of the information collected from the previous stages of the selection process is reviewed and compared to the selection criteria. A conditional offer of employment may be made to qualified applicants. This offer will be conditional on security and medical clearance. If the job offer is accepted, the selected candidate will be required to undergo a probationary period, and be required to successfully complete all required training.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Cornwall Police Service is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment and selection process. Please email if you require an accommodation to ensure your equal participation in the recruitment and selection process.

Location(s) of Position(s)
Cornwall, ON

Position Type

8 Jan 2024

340 Pitt Street
Cornwall, ON

Contact Person
Human Resources

613-933-5000 ext. 2412

During recruitment periods, those interested in applying for a position must use our online application below.