Policing is a career where your skills, integrity, hard work and determination can ensure community safety and well-being through collaborative partnerships, innovation, and community engagement.

If you are looking for a challenging environment, continuous learning, teamwork and a job that you can take pride in, then policing with us is the career for you!

Check out our five-part Police Constable Recruitment Information Series for information on our application and selection process!

Minimum Requirements

  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Minimum 18 years of age (this is the Provincial minimum)
  • Good moral character with no criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Physically and mentally able to perform the duties of a Police Officer
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D) or its equivalent (i.e. grade 12 from any province of Canada).  Applicants educated outside Canada should refer to the Government of Canada - Education Assessment Resources.
  • Valid G driver's license with full driving privileges
  • Current Certificate in CPR (Level "C") and First Aid
  • Current Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (O.A.C.P) Certificate or OACP Certificate Equivalency- For more information, contact Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (O.A.C.P) Certificate or by phone at 1-647-777-8313*
  • Fitness Log
  • Post-Secondary Education is an asset- it does not have to be in a “police related field”
  • Volunteer Work- Demonstrated commitment to Community Mobilization and Engagement is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to meet Essential Competencies through school, work and life experiences
  • Bilingualism considered an asset
 Frequently Asked Questions
  1. I have a valid ATS issued OACP Certificate. Will Police Services Still Accept this after January 1st 2020?
  • Yes, as long as all stages are still valid (except the WCT). Please note, if any of the other components have expired (this includes not completed or unsuccessful) please refer to the information below.
  • Applicants who have the following components expired (this includes pending or unsuccessful) will be required to purchase the OACP Certificate Equivalency located in the “Start your Career” tab.
    • PATI (Applicant will be required to conduct the General Mental Ability Assessment
    • BPAD (Applicant will be required to conduct the Personality Assessment)
  • Applicants who have the following components expired (this includes pending or unsuccessful) will not be required to purchase the OACP Certificate Equivalency. However, those applicants will be required to comply with the following directions.
    • PREP (Applicant is to complete the Fitness Log and then required to provide that log to the police service they choose to apply to)
    • Hearing/Vision (Applicant is to complete the medical examination package and then required to provide to the police service they choose to apply to)


2.   Do I require a fitness log?

  • Yes, applicants who are in possession of the OACP Certificate after January 1st 2020 must include a complete Fitness Log along with other components required for your application.
  • Yes, applicants who are in possession of the Current OACP Certificate prior to January 1st 2020 with a valid/expired prep must complete a Fitness Log to accompany their application.
  • You can start it on any day of the week, however, please note you must complete two full weeks’ worth of tracking. Once you have completed your fitness log, you are to submit it along with your application package to the Greater Sudbury Police Service.

3. Are there any resources available to prepare for the O.A.C.P Certificate Process?

4. Do I need to complete the 1.5 mile run and the Shuttle Run as a part of the selection process?

  • Currently, candidates will be required to complete the Shuttle Run and obtain a Level 7. In addition, candidates will be asked to complete elements of the GSPS Fitness Assessment including- Core Endurance, Push Ups and Sit and Reach.

5. Do I need to complete the PREP (Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police) as a part of the application process?

  • Although the PREP test is not currently a part of our selection process, Cadets will be tested on the PREP test during their training at Ontario Police College. If you are unsuccessful in the Police PREP at the Ontario Police College, then you may be disqualified.


How to Apply

Please e-mail or mail the following completed documents to the contact information listed below:

  • Completed Application for Constable/Cadet
  • Photocopy of O.A.C.P Certificate (include test updates, medical examination package if applicable)
  • Fitness Log
  • Photocopy of CPR (Level “C”) and Standard First Aid certification (up-to-date)
  • Cover Letter
  • Detailed Resume including volunteer work and dates

Applications sent via e-mail to gsps.hr@gsps.ca or by mail.

Mailing Address:

190 Brady Street
Sudbury, Ontario
P3E 1C7
Attention: Human Resources

Notice to Applicants:

Upon submitting an application, candidates will be sent a confirmation of receipt within five (5) business days. Applications will remain active on file for one year. Upon commencing a competition for Police Constable/Cadet only applicants selected to move forward will be contacted.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please e-mail Human Resources at gsps.hr@gsps.ca

Selection Process

Stage One

  • Candidates in possession of the new 2020 OACP Certificate must also include their Resume and Cover Letter, Constable Application, Fitness Log and Medical Examination package with their submitted application. Note: Candidates completing the OACP certificate equivalency process may also have to include these items, please visit "OACP Equivalency" for more information
  • Candidates in possession of the ATS Issued OACP Certificate  submit an application package containing: Copy of OACP Certificate, First Aid/CPR, Constable Application, Resume and Cover Letter, Fitness Log

Stage Two

  • Applicant Screening

Stage Three

  • Selected candidates may be contacted to complete a written Pre-Background Questionnaire

Stage Four

  • Successful candidates will be invited to complete an Oral Local Focus Interview (OLFI). Candidates will be expected to bring a copy of their application, covering letter, resume and fitness log for review with the recruiter. Candidates will also be required to answer questions designed to measure their written communication skills.

Stage Five

  • Successful candidates will be invited to complete a Fitness Verification. At this stage candidates must obtain a Level 7 on the Shuttle Run and successfully complete the Greater Sudbury Police Service-Fitness Assessment. Please note: Currently, candidates will complete the Shuttle Run in lieu of the 1.5 mile run.

Stage Six

  • Successful candidates will be invited to complete a Blended Competency Interview

Stage Seven

  • Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • Background Investigation

Stage Eight

  • Conditional Offer of Employment based on Seat Allotment at Ontario Police College
  • Medical Assessment

Stage Nine

  • Greater Sudbury Police Service  Pre OPC Training Program (3 weeks)
  • Ontario Police College: Basic Constable Training (13 weeks)

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process in accordance with the Greater Sudbury Police Services Employment Accommodation Policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Essential Competencies


  • The ability to adjust oneself readily to different conditions

Analytical Thinking

  • The ability to analyze situations and events in a logical way, and to organize the parts of a problem in a systematic way.

Achievement Orientation

  • The desire for continuous improvement in service or accomplishments


  • The ability to demonstrate effective listening, verbal and written communication skills

Flexibility/Valuing Diversity

  • The ability to adapt your approach in a variety of situations and to work effectively with a wide cross-section of the community


  • An act or instance of leading; guidance; direction

Medical/Physical Skills and Abilities

  • Job-related medical/physical skills and abilities, including vision, hearing, motor skills, cardiovascular endurance and upper-body strength

Relationship Building

  • The ability to develop and maintain a network of contacts, both inside and outside the police service

Problem Solving

  • The process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues


  • A belief your own abilities and judgements, and a recognition of personal limitations and developmental needs


  • The ability to keep your own emotions under control and to restrain negative actions when provoked or when working under stressful conditions