Want to make a difference in our community?
Halifax Regional Police is a diverse police agency that is committed to building and maintaining confidence, trust and safety in partnership with our communities.
As one of the largest police agency in Atlantic Canada, Halifax Regional Police continuously look for individuals who have a passion for policing and a desire to make a difference in our community.
We are looking for team players who are motivated to make ongoing and meaningful contributions to the well-being and safety of our community.
Halifax Regional Police recruits annually. Your application may not be processed until after July 1, 2020.
Key Information to Consider
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements :
How to apply
Applications must be submitted online. Copies of following documents are required, however, they don't have to be submitted until the testing phase of the competition :
Selection Process 1. Scree ning All applications will be reviewed. You’ll advance to the second stage of the process if your application demonstrates that you meet the application criteria.
2. Cognitive ability test You’ll be given an appointment for a timed cognitive ability test. The test is pass or fail, and not all candidates who meet the minimum standard will proceed to the next stage.
3. Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) You must complete the PARE within four minutes the minimum standard for experienced police officers.
It’s important to complete the PARE as quickly as possible, as not all candidates who meet minimum standard will proceed to the next stage.
4. Pre-employment polygraph booklet You’ll be given a pre-employment polygraph booklet PDF to complete and return to Human Resources.
Human Resources will review your booklet and decide if you are suitable for the position.
5. Suitability Assessment
Candidates will be reviewed in the suitability assessment.
6 . Interview You’ll participate in a competency-based panel interview. The interview is designed to allow you to draw on examples from your work or life experience to demonstrate that you possess the necessary competencies to be a Halifax Regional Police Officer.
The key competencies are :
7 . Pre-employment polygraph examination You'll be given an appointment for a pre-employment polygraph examination. The polygraph examination is conducted by a Halifax Regional Police officer trained and certified in the use of the polygraph instrument.
The results of the polygraph are confidential and are only released to Human Resources. You must pass the polygraph examination to be hired.
If you are successful through the previous six stages, you must undergo a medical exam to determine if you meet the medical standards set by Halifax Regional Police and the Province of Nova Scotia.
The medical exam will include a vision and a hearing test. You’ll bear the cost of the medical exam.
Background and reference checks
You’ll be thoroughly investigated to determine your suitability to be a police officer. Your references and previous employers may be contacted, and family and friends may be contacted and / or visited during this stage.
You must undergo psychological testing to determine your suitability be a police officer.