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Winnipeg Police Service

Police testing

Written Test

The Winnipeg Police Service written test is an 80 minute multiple choice test based on general grade 12 knowledge. The test covers 5 areas; each area is timed separately and measures your understanding of the following:

  1. Vocabulary - word meaning
  2. Comprehension - understanding of what you read
  3. Language Mechanics - writing skills such as grammar and punctuation
  4. Language Expression - sentence structure
  5. Mathematics Concepts and Applications - problem solving

The pass mark is 65%.
Applicants who pass the written exam with a mark of 65% or better hold that mark for four years which is applicable for the Constable and Cadet Application process.
There is a five (5) attempt maximum for the written test. This includes constable and cadet attempts. After the 5th failed attempt, you will be deferred for life.

Written Test Study Guide

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Winnipeg Police Service Physical Abilities Test (WPS-PAT)

The WPS-PAT is conducted in a gymnasium with the applicant wearing clothing appropriate for physical activity and consists of:

  • Running 400 metres (1/4 mile) over a six lap course. This includes climbing up and down stairs, jumping over low obstacles.
  • Following the six laps the applicant moves to the push/pull station where they will pull and push against 80 lbs of resistance while moving in a controlled half circle. Two controlled falls to the chest (roll over to the front and stand) are completed after each group of three pulls or three pushes. This sequence is repeated twice.
  • Following the push/pull station the applicant completes the test by lifting and carrying 80 lbs a distance of 50 feet.
  • The WPS-PAT test must be completed within 4 minutes and 15 seconds.

NOTE: A WPS-PAT CERTIFICATE IS NOT REQUIRED TO APPLY, IS VALID FOR ONE YEAR (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2010) AND MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE PANEL INTERVIEW (Step 6) .
Applicants selected to proceed to the P.A.T. will be notified by email.
Helpful information about the WPS-PAT:

**WE DO NOT PROVIDE PHOTOCOPIES OF WPS-PAT CERTIFICATES.**

Psychological and Medical Testing

Psychological Testing

Applicants who progress to the final stages of the recruitment process will be scheduled for Psychological Testing. Testing consists of a 2 to 4 hour written test followed by a one on one interview with a Psychologist.

Medical Testing

Applicants will be scheduled for Medical Testing which includes a test for illegal drugs.

Last Update: August 22, 2019

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