Starting your career in Policing can begin with a passion for that which is most important to you. There are many different Police Organizations that work together for the common protection of the public. Throughout Canada, the various branches include the Federal/National Police Force, Provincial Police Force and Municipal Police Services. The RCMP functions with a national scope. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Sûreté du Québec and Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) function at the provincial level. Toronto is one of the cities included in the group of over one hundred fifty municipally-based Services. There are over fifty First Nations Police Services.
Follow the footsteps of those who have already succeeded at becoming a Police Officer. Make an informal appointment at your local Police Station to speak to an adviser. There are many volunteer opportunities with programs that are managed by the Police Services. It is highly recommended that one enrolls in the Ontario-based Police Foundations Course which is offered at many of the government-approved Colleges. The following list includes links to program outlines of
the Police Foundations Course which is offered at Colleges located within Toronto and Surrounding Regions:
Thereafter, one would attend:
the ONTARIO POLICE COLLEGE (CLICK LINK) which would accept students as existing Officers, through a very selective enrollment process.
View information on the Constable Selection System, as governed by
the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: CLICK HERE!
Visit the following web-sites of these Ontario-based POLICE Services (below):
Watch the following video for insight on the recruitment process:
Click on the VIDEO LINK HERE.
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