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Winnipeg Police Service

Vision Standard

Uncorrected Vision:

  • 20/20 Vision both eyes

Corrective Lenses Needed:

  • With corrective lenses at least 20/20 with both eyes
  • Without corrective lenses at least 20/40 both eyes with one eye no worse than 20/80

Colour Vision:

  • Colour vision should be normal

Peripheral Vision:

  • 150 continuous degrees along the horizontal meridian and 20 degrees above and below the fixation point with both eyes

Corrective Surgery:

  • No significant difficulty with glare or night vision.
  • No significant diurnal instability in visual testing or function.
  • Additional medical information is required for applicants who have had surgery and have completed a 6 month waiting period.
  • Minimum waiting period of six months post-op.

Please have the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist of your choice complete the vision form.  Completed forms that meet the vision standards must be submitted to the Winnipeg Police Service at the time of application or your application will not be accepted.

Test results must be current and have been completed within the previous 6 months of date of application.

    Hearing Standard

Frequency 500 Hz 1000 Hz 2000 Hz 3000 Hz 4000 Hz
Each Ear 25 dB 25 dB 25 dB 25 dB 45 dB
  • Pure tone hearing loss no greater than 25 dB in both ears in the 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 Hz range 
  • No single frequency shall exceed 35 dB in the 500- 3000 Hz range
  • The 4000 Hz shall not exceed 45 dB
  • Complete In Canal hearing aides are allowed

Please have the Audiologist or Otolaryngologist of your choice complete the hearing form. Completed forms that meet the hearing standards must be submitted to the Winnipeg Police Service at the time of application or your application will not be accepted.

Test results must be current and have been completed within the previous 6 months of date of application.

Additional information regarding the vision and hearing standard can be obtained by contacting the Occupational Health Services office at 204-986-5218.

Please note: The Winnipeg Police Service is not responsible for any costs incurred to have the vision and hearing forms completed.

Last Update: November 14, 2017

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  • Non-emergency calls:
    1-204-986-6222
  • Hearing impaired line:
    1-204-942-7920
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