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Police Constable

The City of Barrie is one of North America's fastest growing cities. Our city has a diverse economy, education, medical and recreation facilities which are of the highest standards.

The Barrie Police Service is a progressive minded and technologically advanced police service that requires intelligent, professional and hardworking men and women to work in partnership with our community to provide public safety, crime prevention and education.

What Makes a Good Police Officer

The Barrie Police Service is committed to providing the citizens of Barrie with the best police service possible. Through our actions and dedication, we model the principles of: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.

Essential Competencies

The role of a Police Officer requires numerous skills and abilities. The following competencies have been identified as essential requirements for all candidates, for a successful career in law enforcement:

  1. Communication skills (written, verbal, listening)
  2. Self-control
  3. Analytical thinking
  4. Self-confidence
  5. Flexibility in dealing with diversity
  6. Relationship building

Detailed information regarding essential competencies can be found at Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Constable Selection System

Physical Skills and Abilities

The Barrie Police Service encourages and supports active and healthy lifestyles amongst all their employees. Police Officers are expected to be physically fit and able to meet the various physical demands that an officer may encounter.

Throughout the career of a Police Officer, one must commit to consistently improving skills, knowledge and performance through training, education and experience. An officer must adhere to personal and organizational goals and standards

Candidates must ensure they maintain a current and valid PREP Test as administered by Applicant Testing Services (ATS) throughout their application process with Barrie Police Service Achievement orientation .

Police Constable Selection Requirements

The Barrie Police Service subscribes to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Constable Selection System and only resumes accompanied by a valid OACP Certificate of Test Results Certificate can be considered by the Service.

Interested candidates may contact Applicant Testing Services at 1-800-429-7728 or go online to www.applicanttesting.com for further information regarding the physical and written testing process and schedule.

Application Process


Applicants must submit a complete application package including:

All interested candidates should submit their COMPLETE application package by mail or hand-deliver to:

The Barrie Police Service
29 Sperling Drive
Barrie, ON L4M 6K9
Attention: Employment Unit

Only the applicants deemed to be most competitive will be contacted and invited to attend a Candidate Screening Day and LFA. The Candidate Screening Day and LFA will last approximately 4 hours, and provides applicants the opportunity to complete the Pre Background Questionnaire and a written Local Focused Assessment which comprises a written question and answer portion and a written essay.

Applications will remain active and on file for a period of twelve (12) months from the date it is submitted.

Applicants invited to this stage must bring the original and copy of the following items:

  1. Valid OACP certificate of results
  2. Valid Ontario driver's license
  3. MTO drivers abstract
  4. Proof of either: Canadian Citizenship/Landed Immigrant Status/Permanent Residency Status 
  5. Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Equivalent
  6. High School transcripts
  7. College/University Diplomas, Certifications, Degrees etc.
  8. All post-secondary transcripts, even if program was not completed

This interview will include a review of the information provided by the applicant to ensure accuracy, and further assess the applicant's abilities to meet the local needs of the Barrie Police Service. Only the most competitive applicants will be contacted and invited to attend an LFI.

In accordance with the Constable Selection System, candidates will participate in a full Essential Competency Interview. This interview could take up to 4 hours to complete. Candidates will be advised of their results at the conclusion of the interview.

Applicants may be required to complete a written MMPI-2 test, and may subsequently be required to participate in an interview with a designated psychologist to determine if they are acceptable for a position as a police constable.

This stage involves an in depth investigation into the applicant and all information that has been provided throughout the entire application process. Subject to satisfactory results, candidates may be offered employment conditional to receiving medical clearance.

The recruiting process is highly competitive, and the Barrie Police receive a large volume of recruit applications every year. For this reason, only the applicants deemed most competitive at each stage will be notified and advised that they were successful.

For those applicants that are not contacted, your application file will remain active for a period of  twelve (12) months. Applicants are invited to re-apply from the Application Stage if no action has been taken on your file within the twelve (12) month period.

Experienced Hire Process

The Barrie Police Service continues to actively seek prospective applicants with previous policing experience.

Minimum Experienced Officer Candidate Criteria

Experienced Hires must meet minimum requirements outlined by the Constable Selection System and the following qualifications:

  1. Must have completed the Basic Constable Training at OPC or the equivalent.
  2. Applicants must not be involved in any Police Services Act charges and shall not be a Subject Officer in a current Special Investigation Unit Investigation.
  3. Applicants shall not have any criminal charges pending before the courts.
  4. Applicants shall not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which either a pardon has not been obtained, or an order of record suspension has not been granted.
  5. Must be certified to be in good health by a legally qualified medical practitioner; mentally and physically fit for duty.
  6. Must possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team.
  7. Must have a strong desire to serve the community
  8. Must have a strong sense of loyalty, duty and the ability and willingness to follow instructions promptly and efficiently.
  9. Must be of good moral character and habits.

 Application Process

The selection process includes:

(1) The Application Stage -Complete application packages shall include:

(2) Panel Interview
(3) Testing - Relevant to the position
(4) Background Investigation (includes workplace visit and review of personnel  files, credit and reference checks

Experienced Officer Remuneration
Successful applicants that are offered employment with Barrie Police Service will be hired at their current rank. Applicants above First Class Constable are hired at a First Constable Rank.

Complete application packages can be mailed or hand-delivered to:

The Barrie Police Service
29 Sperling Drive
Barrie, ON L4M 6K9
Attention: Employment Unit

Contact Us

For additonal information, contact us at recruiting@barriepolice.ca

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