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Winnipeg Police Service

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years of age.
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant).
  • Be a serving member of a Police Organization whose standards and training are comparable to those of the Winnipeg Police Service, as determined by the Winnipeg Police Recruiting/Human Resources Unit.
  • Be eligible for an honourable discharge from the Police Service of which they are a current member.
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years continuous police experience.
  • Education – a Canadian high school diploma (Grade 12), (1st year CEGEP in Quebec) or G.E.D. Applicants educated outside of Canada must have education which is comparable to Grade 12 in Canada. Applicants submitting international credentials require an official academic assessment report issued by a recognized Canadian assessment service.*
  • International credentials require assessment.
  • No involvement in any criminal activity within the last two years (including illegal drugs).
  • No criminal record for which a Pardon has not been granted.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License (Full).
  • No more than 4 demerits on Driver's Abstract as assessed by the Winnipeg Police Service.
  • Must meet current Winnipeg Police Service vision standards.
  • Successful completion of the Winnipeg Police Service – Physical Abilities Test (WPS-PAT).
  • Hearing Standard - Hearing loss in both ears to be no greater than:
Frequency 500 Hz 1000 Hz 2000 Hz 3000 Hz
Each Ear 25 dB 25 dB 25 dB 25 dB
  • Further information can be obtained by contacting the Occupational Health Branch at 204-986-5218.

* Recognized Canadian assessment services are members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC). They offer a variety of assessment products including Basic/General or Comprehensive/Detailed reports. While either type of report can be submitted, only a Basic/General report is required.

Last Update: January 30, 2019

"An Internationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency"
An Internationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency
City of Winnipeg

"The City of Winnipeg has committed itself to the implementation of an Employment Equity Program. This program is an employer initiated action to ensure that recruitment, selection, and promotion of all current and future employees is carried out in a non-discriminatory manner."

All Qualified Individuals Are Encouraged To Apply.

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