Site Accessibility Information Access Key 1 to Skip to Top Navigation Access Key 2 to Skip to the Three One One link Access Key 3 to Skip to City of Winnipeg Main Menu Access Key 4 to Skip to Left Navigation Menu Access Key 5 to Skip to Content area Access Key 6 to Skip to Right Sidebar content area Access Key 7 to Skip to Footer Links
City of Winnipeg
|  Link to the City of Winnipeg French websiteFrançais  |
COVID-19: City of Winnipeg response and latest updates on City facilities and services COVID-19 : Mesures prises par la Ville de Winnipeg et dernières nouvelles sur les installations et services municipaux

Winnipeg Police Service


Vision Standards

Please have the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist of your choice complete the vision form.

- This form is valid for a one year period from the test date.

- If applicable, those who have had refractive surgery will require an Eye Surgery Form.

Please note: The Winnipeg Police Service is not responsible for any costs incurred for the vision tests and completion of subsequent forms.

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 Minimum waiting period of six months post-op.

Hearing Standards

Please have the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist of your choice complete the hearing form.

- This form is valid for a one year period from the test date.

Hearing Standard - Hearing loss in both ears to be no greater than:


500 Hz

1000 Hz

2000 Hz

3000 Hz

4000 Hz
Each Ear

25 dB

25 dB

25 dB

25 dB


Additional information regarding the hearing standard can be obtained by contacting the Occupational Health Branch at 204-986-5218 

  • 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.

911 Call Taker Vision and Hearing Standards

Vision Standards

Uncorrected Vision:

  • 20/40 Vision with both eyes open


Corrected Vision:

  • At least 20/30 with both eyes open with corrective lenses 

Hearing Standards:

  • Normal unaided hearing thresholds no greater than 30 decibels in each ear at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz and no significant loss in higher frequency.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Winnipeg Occupational Health Branch at 204-986-5218.

Last Update: February 19, 2020

"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.

Make the Right Call
  • Emergency calls: 9-1-1
  • Non-emergency calls:
  • Hearing impaired line:
News & Highlights
Connect With Us