Experienced Officer 2024

Competition Number: 10285 

Position Status: Full-time Permanent 

Competition closing date: 15/11/2024

About Us

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is a progressive employer that believes in, promotes, and demonstrates the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). The OPS is continuously working to deliver a service that is effective and responsive to the needs of our ever-evolving community. As such, we are looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences to complement our service, as we endeavour to reflect the community we serve.

Posting Details

If you are a current serving police officer and would like to continue your passion for serving in the community, the Ottawa Police Service could be the organization for you. 
If you have what we are looking for, we welcome the opportunity for you to demonstrate your strengths. Our recruiting team will work with your schedule in coordinating a process that is fair and efficient.

Required Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have their high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess a full G Ontario Driver's License or provincial equivalent.
  • Have their Basic Constable Training Diploma from the Ontario Police College or equivalent.  If you are a police officer serving outside the Province of Ontario, a diploma from a recognized Police Academy is required (BC Justice Institute, Edmonton Police Service, Calgary Police Service, Saskatchewan Police College, Winnipeg Police Service, École Nationale de Police du Québec, Atlantic Police Academy or RCMP).
  • Have successfully passed a probationary period with their police service or equivalent as set out in the Police Services Act Section 44 (1) and (4).
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have a minimum of 2 years policing experience.
  • Be in good standing with their current or previous service.

Hours of Work

Must be able to work all shifts as designated in the hours of work section.
The incumbent is required to work hours commensurate with a 24 / 7 shift schedule in order to meet operational requirements of the section, between days, afternoons ,evenings and/or nights (including Statutory Holidays).

Effort and Working Conditions

This position will require officers to work in adverse weather and uncomfortable conditions.  It can require officers to sit or stand for long periods of time without relief.

In service Training

Successful candidates will be required to attend the Ottawa Police Professional Development center (1385 Woodroffe Ave P building) for training.  Officers outside the province of Ontario may be required to write a provincial qualifying exam.

Application and Selection Process

Your application must be received electronically through the applicant tracking system and must include:

  • A cover letter and detailed resume (including work experience prior to policing, policing experience, courses, training, community engagement and education)
  • A valid fitness test from your service (which was issued within one year of your application).
  • Valid Emergency First Aid and Level C CPR certification. 
  • A copy of your Basic Constable Training Diploma from the Ontario Police College or equivalent.


The successful completion of any phase of the application process does not guarantee proceeding to the next phase.
Most communications will be done via email. Please ensure that you are checking your junk and spam mail as well.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.


The Ottawa Police Service promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion. We provide accommodation during all parts of the hiring process as required. Applicants need to make their needs known if contacted to proceed to the selection process. Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request.


Additional information about our hiring process can be found on the web site www.ottawapolice.ca/careers


Please contact RecruitmentTeam@ottawapolice.ca or 613-236-1222 x 5505 if you have any questions.