Experienced Officers

Status Competition: OPEN

Recruiting Information: (705) 949-6300 ext. 336 or ext. 327


Experienced Officer Recruitment and Selection Process

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service accepts applications from individuals who have served as police officers with Canadian police agencies. Experienced applicants must have completed a period of probation pursuant to Section 44 of the Police Services Act.

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 other 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 (available on website)
First Aid / CPR Level C
O.P.C. diploma, marks or other police training facility
Proof of current fitness test (e.g. PIN)
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 drivers licence
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.

A Police Constable Application can be downloaded here.

Electronic applications can be forwarded to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Your application may also be dropped off or mailed to:

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service
580 Second Line East
Sault Ste. Marie ON  P6B 4K1

Attention:  Human Resources Supervisor

Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only those candidates selected to proceed through the process will be contacted.

When a decision is made to consider an experienced officer for hire, applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled. The interview will be conducted by a panel of two or more senior officers.  The best qualified candidate(s) will be selected to move into the background investigation phase of the process. The candidate will be notified before any contact is made with his/her current police service.

Upon successful completion of the background investigation, the candidate will receive a conditional offer of employment with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.  The offer will be conditional upon the successful completion of a psychological examination, medical examination, vision examination and hearing examination.

Experienced officers will start at the respective rates:

  • 1 to 5 years of experience with another Police agency start at a 3rd Class Constable rate
  • 5 to 10 years of experience with another Police agency start at a 2nd Class Constable rate
  • Over 10 years of experience with another Police agency start at a 1st Class Constable rate


Seniority will be determined by the date that a member is sworn in as a Police Constable with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.

Experienced Officers will be entitled to annual leave and other benefits as per the Collective Agreement.

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

Please be advised that preference may be given in the selection process to qualified applicants with ties to the community.


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 Employment Application.


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