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Experienced Officers

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is accepting applications from police officers who have served or are serving with a Canadian police agency. Experienced applicants must have completed a period of probation pursuant to Section 44 of the Police Services Act.

For more information, please read the requirements below. If you have any questions about the process please contact Sergeant Derek MacFarlane in Uniform Recruitment via email or by phone, 705-949-6300 ext. 238.

Applicants, who have successfully completed the program from the Ontario Police College, or the R.C.M.P. training facility in Regina, are exempt from recruit training. Applicants who have completed a program of Recruit Police training in Canada comparable to that offered by the Ontario Police College, and approved by the Ontario Police College, will be required to write an Ontario Police College Exemption Exam. Candidates must be in the Selection Process in order to be eligible to write the exam. The applicant must obtain a passing grade in order to be considered for employment. Applicants may also be required to successfully complete any additional training deemed necessary by the Ontario Police College as a condition of employment.

All other experienced police officers must complete the Ontario Police College Basic Constable Training course.

All applications must be complete with all mandatory documents. Processing of applications received without all of the following documents may be delayed.

  • Cover Letter
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Be qualified in Standard First Aid, CPR-C and AED (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator).
  • O.P.C. diploma, marks or other police training facility
  • Be physically fit and mentally able to carry out the duties of a Police Constable. Prior to an offer of employment, you will be required to successfully complete a test with our members. To prepare yourself for the required fitness testing, visit Police Fitness Personnel Ontario (PFPO) for a full breakdown of the tests you will be required to perform. Reminder – all experienced officer applicants MUST achieve a level 7 or higher on the 20 metre shuttle run in order to move on in the process. Download the Shuttle Run file to prepare for the test MP3 WAV M4A
  • Secondary School diploma and/or transcript
  • University or College degree/diploma and/or transcript (as applicable)
  • Continuing education documentation (as applicable)
  • Course certificates (as applicable)
  • Photocopy of valid G Class driver’s Licence with no more than six (6) demerit points.
  • Photocopy of birth certificate

Applications will remain active for a period of two years from the date of receipt. It is the applicant’s responsibility to advise of any changes to their contact information or application.

An Experienced Officer Application is available here.

Please contact Uniform Recruitment for further information on how to submit your application.


When a decision is made to consider an experienced officer for hire, applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled. The candidate will also be required to successfully complete psychological, medical, vision and hearing examinations. The best qualified candidate(s) will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation. The candidate will be notified before any contact is made with their current police service.

Upon successful completion of the background investigation, the candidate may receive a conditional offer of employment with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. The offer will be dependent upon the needs of the Service.

Seniority, annual leave and other benefits will be determined as per the Collective Agreement based on the date the member is sworn in as a Police Constable with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.

Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service participate in the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan. It is compulsory for members to contribute to the plan. Experienced officers who have contributed to another pension plan may contact OMERS to determine if their plan is transferable.

Preference may be given in the selection process to qualified applicants with ties to the community.

Conditions of Employment for the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service

It is a fundamental condition of employment that you agree to:

  • Submit your fingerprints for the purpose of a complete records check.
  • Observe the Rules and Regulations and instructions laid down for the government of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.
  • The verification of the statements made on the Experienced Officer Application.