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    Civilian Opportunities

    The Ottawa Police Service offers a wide variety of interesting and challenging civilian career opportunities. With over 500 civilian employees, there are a number of civilian positions necessary to keep the service working round the clock.

Civilian employees occupy many different roles in sections such as:

To maintain our tradition of excellence, we strive to ensure our organization is representative of the diversity of our community - the Ottawa Police Service is an equal opportunity employer that aims to reflect the diversity and linguistic composition of the community we serve.

Please review the current opportunities. If you do not see an opportunity suited for you at this time, please make sure to register for our job alerts to be automatically notified of any future postings. We are always looking for exceptional employees to become a part of our Service.

View the details of our Civilian Hiring Process 

Accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required.  Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request.  Candidates need to make their need known in advance.


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    Employee Stories

    "In my current role as Mgr. Strategic Partnerships & Engagement I am responsible for the management and coordination of strategic community engagement and partnership approaches to build and enhance relationships between the police service and community stakeholders. I feel privileged to be in this position."

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    Employee Stories

    “Working as a 911 dispatcher with the Ottawa Police Service is not only fulfilling but challenging and thrilling. You never know what calls you are going to get, you learn something new every day and you consistently get out of your comfort zone to help people in crisis.”

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    Employee Stories

    "At the front desk, I love being able to build customer relations with the members of the city of Ottawa as the first point of contact. I also enjoy the variety of situations we face and being able to help those in need."