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Recruit Constables

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is looking for individuals with an interest in becoming a sworn member of our service. Please read the below requirements. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Staff Sergeant – Uniform Recruitment Vicki Monto by email or by phone, 705-949-6300 ext. 238.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be physically fit and mentally able to carry out the duties of a Police Constable.
  • Have successfully completed at least four years of secondary school education or its equivalent.
  • Be prepared to undergo a thorough interview, comprehensive background investigation, as well as medical and psychological tests.
  • Produce a current “Certificate of Results” awarded by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police through a licensed vendor.
  • Never have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted.
  • Have a valid driver’s licence with no more than 6 demerit points.
  • Be qualified in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid.
  • Be of good moral character and habits.

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service’s selection standards are high. If you are not presently able to minimally meet all of these standards you may want to consider taking time to improve your level of competitiveness.

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is a modern and progressive organization that is proud of its history and excited about its future. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health and life insurance plans, a retirement plan, along with allowances for clothing and uniforms.

Recently new standards were put in place by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). Applicants are now asked to complete the OACP Certificate Testing program. Applicants with OACP Certificate of Results through Applicant Testing Services, Inc. (ATS) will still be considered.

The Recruit Constable Application and Application Survey can be found here.

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



It is the applicant’s responsibility to advise of any changes to their contact information or application.

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 Recruit Constable Application.