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Winnipeg Police Service


All successful applicants or Recruit Constables are required to attend the Winnipeg Police Training Academy located in Winnipeg Police Headquarters.

Police Recruits:

Recruits are full time employees and receive salary and benefits during training.  Training is Monday to Friday (excluding Holidays) and consists of 36 weeks and is broken down as follows:

  • 18 weeks of Academics in Law and Law Enforcement.
  • 16 weeks of Field Training.
  • 2 weeks back at the academy for additional Academics and graduation prep.

Recruit Constables must successfully complete both the Academic and Field Training program which includes;

  • Firearms Training.
  • Police Vehicle Operations.
  • Use of Force Training.

Probationary Period

Police Constables must satisfactorily complete a probationary period of 2 years from the date of appointment. 

Additional Training Opportunities

The Winnipeg Police Service supports and encourages their members to continue their Police Training and Education. Numerous opportunities are provided for all Police personnel to participate in advance courses of study offered at:

  • The Winnipeg Police Training Academy.
  • Canadian Police College.
  • Other venues within Canada and the United States.
Last Update: July 21, 2017

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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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