Belleville Police Department Hosts New Officer Recruitment Drive

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The municipal police is looking for new recruits to fill the ranks of police officers for the coming year.

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A recruiting drive is accepting applications from potential candidates with a July 22 deadline, although applications may be considered after that date, the police department said on its website.

“In partnership with our community, our members are dedicated to serving and protecting. The Belleville Police Department offers the opportunity for a long and rewarding career in law enforcement. Join us in making Belleville the safest community in Ontario,” the service said.

New applicants must meet a series of requirements to be eligible.

Candidates, for example, must have an Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) certificate obtained through the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police or the equivalency of the OACP or a valid ATS OACP certificate (except PREP).

Candidates for the Belleville Police Department police officer position must also meet or exceed the following minimum requirements and standards:

Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and have the legal right to work in Canada.

Be at least 18 years old.

Possess a Grade 12 diploma or equivalent or post-secondary education at an accredited college or university as a minimum mature student.

Post-secondary education is considered an asset.

Possess a valid Class G driver’s license and an appropriate driving record.

Possess a valid Standard or Emergency First Aid and Level C CPR certificate.

Possess a complete and valid certificate from the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP).

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Be in good health (physical and mental fitness) and meet the physical, mental and medical requirements of the OACP and the Belleville Police Department.

Not have a criminal record for which a pardon has not been received.

Having good morals and habits, which means that he is a person that other people would consider trustworthy and of integrity.

“The stages of recruitment for the police officer include a review of applications, a written assessment (pre-screen and local questionnaires), a behavior-based essential skills interview, an interview with a local focus panel, an assessment of physical fitness (20m shuttle run), psychological evaluation, extensive background investigation (education, employment, personal history, credit and reference checks, as well as home visits) and third-party medical examination” , advised the municipal police.

To apply, applicants must submit a completed OACP application form, cover letter and resume, completed OACP consent and release form, copy of OACP certificate, OACP fitness log completed, completed OACP vision and hearing assessment forms, copy of diploma. and/or diploma(s) of academic achievement and a copy of valid first aid and CPR certificates.

Additional supporting documents may include reference letters and certificates of achievement.

City Police said it was an “equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection processes”.

For more information, contact the human resources unit at: