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Winnipeg Police Service

Police Qualifications

  • 18 years of age.
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant).
  • 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.
  • Must meet current Winnipeg Police Service hearing standards.
  • Successful completion of the Winnipeg Police Service – Physical Abilities Test (WPS-PAT).

* 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants possessing any of the preferred qualifications noted below, in addition to all of the required minimum qualifications, will be considered more competitive during the selection process.
1. Post-secondary education
2. Demonstrated commitment to the community through volunteer experience
3. Police-related work or volunteer experience
4. Stable work history involving a position of leadership, responsibility and trust
5. Work and/or volunteer experience involving significant interaction with the public
6. Knowledge of a second language or culture
7. Applied knowledge of computers and basic keyboard skills

Last Update: October 21, 2019

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"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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