Minimum Requirements
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Minimum Requirements

In order to meet the requirements for the experienced officer program an applicant must:

  • Have been or are currently a sworn police officer with full constable status serving with a Canadian municipal or provincial police service, or with the RCMP.
    • non-acceptable status for lateral entry includes members from non-public police agencies (military police, Canadian National police), police agencies outside Canada, and those at the special constable rank;
  • have been a police officer within one year of application if they have less than five years of previous police experience; or
  • have been a police officer within two years of application if they have five or more years of previous police experience.
  • have a minimum of 18 months continuous police service, inclusive of basic recruit training;
  • be eligible for an honourable discharge from the police service of which they are currently a member.
    • applicants to the program must not have any criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted, nor have any outstanding criminal or internal investigations prior to an offer of employment being made;
  • have an exemplary police service record and performance history;
  • meet the EPS lateral entry requirements with respect to the online application form, Criminal Law and Officer Safety Exam, physical fitness testing, interviews, polygraph testing, psychological testing, medical examination, background investigations, and approval by the selection committee.

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