Police Cadet

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • March 31, 2022
  • Salary/Pay: $46,908.51 to $55,476.36

Website Thunder Bay Police

The Thunder Bay Police Service is currently accepting applications for our Cadet program and encourage all candidates who are seeking a rewarding career in policing, who value diversity and are committed to providing our community with exceptional service to apply.

Applicants must have their Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) certificate obtained through the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.  You can find out more information and obtain an OACP certificate on the OACP website: https://oacpcertificate.ca/.

Applicants for the Cadet program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have a post-secondary education from an accredited, English language institution
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid class G Ontario driver’s license with full driving privileges
  • Possess a valid First Aid and CPR (Basic Rescuer Level) certificate
  • Obtained a pre-application OACP certificate
  • Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position
  • Be of good moral character and habits, meaning that you are an individual other people would look upon to as being trustworthy and having integrity.

About the Position

Cadets are assigned to a unit in our Uniform Patrol branch and are stationed at the Front Desk.  They provide font-line support to the public, learn police duties, and assist officers in the execution of those duties.  They eventually became able to create calls for service and author general occurrences reports of reported incidents which do not require a police officer to immediately attend.

After successful completion of the Cadet program and successful completion of all components of the Basic Constable Training, including graduating from the Ontario Police College (OPC), Cadets are sworn in as Fourth Class Constables with the Thunder Bay Police Service.

What TBPS Has to Offer:

Salary Range: $46,908.51 to $55,476.36 annually
Working Hours: 0700-1900 or 1900—0700, based on a shift schedule consisting of 4 on, 4 off

Annual Leave: 2 blocks of annual leave following one year of continuous employment

Benefits: TBPS offers competitive group benefits to all full-time members, including Health, Dental and Vision care, Out of Country Travel Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term disability, Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment.

Pension Plan: Joining OMERS starts immediately upon full-time employment.  TBPS and employee contributions are deducted per pay period.
Interested in Applying?

Anyone interested in applying to the Cadet Program is asked to submit their application to recruitment@thunderbaypolice.ca or by mail to Human Resources, Thunder Bay Police Service, 1200 Balmoral Street, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5Z5.

An application should include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resumes outlining experience
  • OACP pre-application certificate
  • OACP Police Officer Application Form including hearing and vision test and fitness log
  • Proof of post-secondary education
  • Proof of valid First Aid and CPR certificate

Recruitment Process

Phase 1 – OACP Certificate

Phase 2 – Local Focus and Behavioral Based Competency Interview

Phase 3 – Psychological and Physical (PIN) Test

Phase 4 – Background Investigation

Phase 5 – Review of candidate file, recommendation for hire and offer of employment conditional on successful competition of a pre-employment medical.

Once applicants have successfully completed Phase 4 (Background Investigation), they will be placed into a pool and ranked for future hire.  After 2 years in the pool, candidates will be required to reapply and repeat the entire recruitment process.

The Thunder Bay Police Service is committed to ensuring a safe and productive workplace for all employees. As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless there is a valid exemption pursuant to the Human Rights Code.

Anyone interested in applying to the Cadet Program is asked to submit their application to recruitment@thunderbaypolice.ca or by mail to Human Resources, Thunder Bay Police Service, 1200 Balmoral Street, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5Z5.

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