Safe Communities, A Secure Ontario

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is one of North America's largest deployed police services, providing services to more than 320 communities across the province.

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About Us

With 5,800 uniformed officers, 2,600 civilian members and 600 auxiliary members, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is a vast organization united by one vision... “Safe Communities, A Secure Ontario.” We are one of the largest police services in North America, responsible for policing over one million square kilometres of land and waterways.

Policing is an honourable and rewarding career – but it is also challenging and requires a great amount of dedication. If you are committed to working collaboratively with community members and stakeholders to prevent crime and improve public safety, then a career in policing could be right for you.

From a competitive salary to exceptional support services and the opportunity to experience careers within a career, the OPP is a perfect fit for people who are adventurous, hard-working and dedicated to making a difference.

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Our Team

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“I am proud to serve as an OPP Provincial Constable as I am able to interact with the community by upholding the law and preserving public safety each day. The OPP allows me to use my strengths and take on challenging assignments in different areas. The teamwork and support are excellent and the opportunities to gain experience in interesting units are endless.”

Cst. Nicola Morris

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“I joined policing to make a difference in the lives of others while helping the community I live in. I wanted to become a police officer because I enjoy the level of responsibility and commitment that comes with it. The OPP not only provides me opportunities to grow as an officer experience wise, but also allows me the freedom to raise my family anywhere in the Province of Ontario!”

S/Sgt. Kulvir Deol

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“My career with the OPP has been extremely rewarding and filled with many memorable moments. I have had opportunity to work in communities and support people throughout the province and beyond. Even more valuable to me are the connections I have been privileged to develop with individuals and groups and continue to strive towards authentic inclusion for all.”

Insp. Brooke McRoberts


Video content is currently available in English only. French video content will be available in the future. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to expand on our inclusivity efforts.

Our Applicant Toolkit is a self-contained document that includes the resources and information needed to make applying to the OPP seamless.

Everything you need to begin the process can be found here!


Minimum Requirements

Minimum 18 years of age.

Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or its equivalent.

Class ‘G’ driver’s licence with full driving privileges and no more than six demerit points.

No criminal record for which a records suspension has not been received.

Fluency in English.

Pass medical, psychological, security and financial assessments along with a detailed character investigation.

Must be able to achieve and maintain level 7 or higher in the Leger 20m Shuttle Run.

Application Process

Ensure you meet the minimum requirements and are at your competitive best!

Complete the application online, carefully following all instructions.

Shuttle Run video submission.

Application pre-screening.

Pre-Background Questionnaire, Local Focus/Essential Competency Interview.

Background Investigation, including psychological, medical, security, and financial assessments.

Conditional offer of employment, detachment posting.

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Q. Is there an age limit to apply?

There is no age limit to apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. It is typical to see successful candidates from a wide variety of age groups.

Q. Do I need experience to apply?

No previous education or experience in law or security is required. Most backgrounds will provide excellent transferable skills to a career in policing.

Q. Is there a cost to training?

There are no tuition fees associated with training. Recruits begin earning their salary on day one of orientation.

Q. What are the medical requirements?

For medical, vision and hearing requirements of the OACP Constable Selection System, please refer to this booklet.

Q. How often does the OPP hire?

There are four intake classes per year. The OPP is hiring more than 540 constables annually or 135 constables per class. When you’re ready, we have a career waiting for you!

Q. What are the fitness requirements?

To learn more about our fitness expectations and requirements, please click here.

For answers to more than 70 of the most frequently asked questions, click here.

Experienced Police Officer Program

The OPP is actively hiring experienced police officers and conservation officers for our Experienced Officer Program. Confirm your eligibility with the criteria below before submitting your application.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently serving or have served with a Canadian Police Service within the last two years.
  • Currently serving Conservation Officer in the Province of Ontario who has completed the Basic Constable Training Program at the Ontario Police College.
  • Have completed your probationary period with your current police service or ministry.
  • Be a member in good standing, i.e. no outstanding discipline matters or charges.
  • Possess a driver’s licence with full driving privileges.
  • All experienced police officer applicants, including those serving with the RCMP, who have not completed the Basic Constable Training Program (BCT) at the Ontario Police College (OPC), must successfully pass the OPC BCT Equivalency Exam as part of their conditional offer.

Please note: Canadian Military police officers or police officers with experience outside of Canada must apply through the regular constable application process.

Contact Us

If you have a passion for helping others, upholding the law and preserving public safety, we have a rewarding career waiting for you.

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The OPP frequently hosts events across the province that are designed to help you become your competitive best. Join our dedicated recruiters as they lead you through the hiring process, provide tips on how to enhance your application and answer any questions you have on a variety of topics.