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The Brantford Police Service is accepting applications at this time for police constables. 

Applications will be received until 12:00 midnight on Saturday, June 18th, 2016, 
 
The Brantford Police Service offers successful candidates the opportunity for a long and rewarding career in law enforcement with an opportunity for advancement while receiving police training and performing a variety of functions within the Service.

For a description of the duties and responsibilities of a police officer and for information on minimum qualifications and the selection process, please see below.

We strongly encourage women and members of visible minority groups to consider a career in policing and apply to be a constable with our Service.  The Brantford Police Service is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Thank you for your interest with the Brantford Police Service. When we are accepting applications it is recommended that you review all the information below in detail prior to submitting a completed application package.
 
Those interested in a career in Law Enforcement with the Brantford Police Service should be aware of the following;

Basic Requirements:
•Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
•be at least 18 years of age;
•hold an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent;
•physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position having regard to their safety and to the safety of the public;
•valid Class G driver’s licence with no more than six demerit points;
• have vision within acceptable standards:
• uncorrected visual acuity - least 20/40 (6/12) binocularly (both eyes open);
• corrected visual acuity - at least 20/20 (6/6) binocularly; minimum requirements regarding refractive surgery, farsightedness (hyperopia), colour vision and peripheral vision. With regards to laser surgery and Intra-Ocular lenses, acceptable, but applicants must meet specific standards.
• hearing is acceptable if the applicant is able to hear tones at the following frequencies and related decibel levels - candidates may also be required to undergo a speech recognition test as part of their hearing assessment.
• four-frequency average (500, 1000, 2000, 3000 Hz) of 25 dB HL;
• thresholds at none of these single frequencies shall exceed 35 dB HL and thresholds at 4000 Hz shall not exceed 45 dB HL.
•valid Standard First Aid and CPR Certificates;
•of good moral character and habits, meaning being an individual other people would look upon as being trustworthy and having integrity;
•not have criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been obtained;
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES;
•respond to calls for service
•confront and resolve emergency and non-emergency situations in a manner that protects lives and property
•maintain public order and provide assistance
•enforce laws, investigate and when appropriate, arrest offenders, lay information and prepare cases for court
•prepare and submit timely and complete verbal and written reports concerning investigations and police service activities
•actively identify problems in the community
•submit regular progress reports
 
 
APPLICATION PROCESS; 
We recommend that you carefully review all the information listed below and ensure that you have all the mandatory required documents before you submit your application package.
  
* In order to apply for a position of police constable with the BPS you must first have a valid Certificate of Results (C.O.R), obtained by completing standardized tests offered by the Applicant Testing Services (ATS).   An applicant will arrange for and complete the O.A.C.P. Applicant Testing Service.
         *To arrange for your standardized tests visit the ATS website    
           at: www.applicanttesting.com
         * In order to receive your Certificate of Results (C.O.R) for the Constable Selection  
            System you are required to complete the following tests:
 
            *Police Analytical Thinking Inventory (PATI)
            *Written Communication Test (WCT)
            *Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP)
            *Vision and Hearing tests
            *Behavioral Personnel Assessment Device for Police (B-PAD).
            *Certificate of Results Achieved

* Application Package must include the following documents in order for your application to be processed. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    1) Cover letter and resume (include special skills, languages, related 
        experience, and commitment to volunteerism including the organizations, duties and
        hours).      
    2) Application for Police Constable
    3) Applicant Survey Form
    4) Completed Authorization for Release of Information (signed/witnesses).
    5) Copy of valid Certificate of Results (C.O.R) and any letters regarding updated tests (if  
         applicable)
    6) Copies of all high school, post-secondary transcripts (completed/incomplete programs)
    7) Copies of any other Certificates which demonstrates a commitment to continuous
        learning
     8) Copies of Reference Letters (signed, dated and less than 5 years old)
     9) Copy of Drivers Licence and Birth Certificate (all numbers must be readable).  If 
         born outside of Canada, copy of Citizenship and/or Landed Immigrant status showing
         birthdate.  
    10) Checklist of Mandatory Information Form
 
Once your Application Package is completed forward your documents attention to;

Mrs. Marva Usher
Recruiting Co-Ordinator
Brantford Police Service
Post Office Box 1116
Brantford, Ontario N3T 5T3
musher@police.brantford.on.ca
Fax: 1-519-756-4272
 
Or drop off your completed application package at the front desk of the Brantford Police Service located at 344 Elgin Street, Brantford attention to Mrs. Marva Usher, Recruiting Co-Ordinator.
 
Selected applicants will be notified by telephone and/or email if invited to attend for testing and interviews.  Applicants not selected will receive a letter advising that they will not be proceeding through our hiring process.
 
 
Selection Process
  Stage 1: Pre-Interview Assessment OACP Certificate of Results (C.O.R) through ATS testing
  Stage 2:  Application Package Submission
  Stage 3: Local Focus Written/Essay and Pre-Background Questionnaire 
  Stage 4: Local Focus and Personal Developmental Interview
  Stage 5: Essential Competency Interview
  Stage 6: Psychological Assessment - Written and Interview component
  Stage 7: Background Investigation
  Stage 8: Chief and Deputy Chief Interview
  Stage 9: Comprehensive Medical Examination
  Stage 10: Final Selection Decision    
 
Shortly after hiring, cadets will be sent to the Ontario Police College for the Basic Constable Training Course.
 
  As a result of provincial legislation effective January 1st, 2007 recruits not having already successfully completed the Ontario Police College Basic Constable Training Course will be required to pay a fee of $11,065.00 to the College upon registration. 
 
For further information regarding our recruiting process you may contact
 
                                                                     
 
Mrs. Marva Usher                                                           Constable Natalie Laing
Recruiting Co-Ordinator                                                  Recruiting/Media Officer
519-756-0113 Extension 2232                                        519-756-0113 Extension 2204
musher@police.brantford.on.ca.                                      nlaing@police.brantford.on.ca
                   

  The Brantford Police Service will only accept applications or resumes for vacant job opportunities. Unsolicited applications for employment by our Service will not be kept on file.


For more information on policing and the selection process in Ontario visit the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police website.

BPS APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS - Forms

Application for Police Constable/Cadet
Application Survey Form
Authorization For Release of Information
Mandatory Check List form

The Brantford Police Service is an equal opportunity employer.