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Police Constable - new recruit

In partnership with our community, our members are dedicated to serve and protect. Belleville Police Service offers the opportunity for a long and rewarding career in law enforcement. Join us in making Belleville the safest community in Ontario.

Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated continuous learning, a commitment to volunteer work, and with ties to the community by virtue of having lived, attended school, worked or have family/friends living in Belleville and the local surrounding area. 

Applicants must have an Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate obtained through the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police  or a valid OACP Certificate from ATS. For more information on the steps involved to obtain an OACP Certificate, please refer to the OACP Certificate Process Information Sheet.

Applicants for the Belleville Police Service position of Police Constable must meet or surpass the following minimum requirements and standards:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Possess a Grade 12 graduation diploma or equivalent or post-secondary education at an accredited college or university as an adult student as a minimum.
  • Post-secondary education is considered an asset.
  • Possess a valid Class G driver’s license and suitable driving record.
  • Possess a valid standard or emergency First Aid and CPR Level C certificates.
  • Possess a complete and valid Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate. 
  • Be in good health (physically and mentally fit) and meet the physical, mental and medical requirements of the OACP and Belleville Police Service. 
  • Have no criminal record for which a pardon has not been received.
  • Be of good moral character and habits meaning that you are an individual other people would look upon as being trustworthy and having integrity.

In addition to the minimum requirements, applicants for the position of constable must also possess certain essential competencies and local skills, knowledge, abilities, motives, behaviours, or attitudes to ensure successful performance on the job. Click here to view the OACP Police Constable Essential Competencies

Recruitment steps for Police Constable include:

  1. Application Submission Review
  2. Written Assessments – (Pre-Background and Local Focus Questionnaires)
  3. Fitness Assessments – Belleville Police Service utilizes the Ontario Police Fitness Award (OPFA) Pin Program for our Constable Selection. This process is overseen by an insured third-party. The assessment consists of: Push-Up, Trunk Forward FlexionCore Endurance Shuttle Run (it is a bona fide requirement that candidates must meet level seven)
  4. Essential Competency Interview
  5. Executive Leader Interview
  6. Psychological Assessment
  7. Comprehensive Background Investigation (education, employment, personal history, credit and reference checks, as well as home visits)
  8. Third-party medical examination

To make an application you must submit:

Additional supporting documentation you may submit includes:

  • Letters of reference related to employment or community service
  • Certificates of Achievement
For further information / instructional videos for the OACP Certificate process, please click here
To make an application, please head to our "Current Opportunities" page listed under the "Careers" section of our website. 
The Belleville Police Service is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise the HR Unit if you require accommodation for testing, interview, or employment purposes.  
If you require further information or have a question, please contact the Human Resources Unit at