1. Preliminary Application Form & Resume
Please provide any of the following documentation you have with your initial application. The following documents will be required during the selection process. Only the preliminary application form and a resume are required to activate an application.
- Application Package
- Highway Traffic Board Record
- High School and University Marks
- Standard First Aid & Class “C” CPR
- Vision Form
- Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status. Applicants with Temporary Work Permits will not be accepted.
2. Invitation Letter
The invitation letter will contain a date which your attendance must be confirmed by, failure to respond will result in disqualification from that competition.
3. Entrance/Sigma Exam
The SIGMA exam consists of 74 questions which must be answered in 35 minutes. It is a cognitive abilities test which tests a person’s aptitude for policing. The general knowledge part of the exam tests your ability in such areas as spelling, vocabulary, mathematics, and problem solving. A second rewrite is available after 60 days. If unsuccessful a second time, rewrites are available every 6 months. To write the SIGMA call 777-6630 for an appointment. There is a $25.00 administrative fee to write each SIGMA.
4. Peace Officers’ Physical Abilities Test (POPAT)
The Peace Officers’ Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) is a job related physical ability test that is designed to simulate a critical incident where a police officer chases, controls, and apprehends a suspect. The standards for males and females are identical, using an eighty pound weight for the push-pull exercise and a one hundred pound weight for the bag carry. The time allotted to successfully complete this evaluation is four minutes/ forty-five seconds or less. The POPAT is administered by the Dr. Paul Schwann Applied Health and Research Centre at the University of Regina. There is a $70.00 fee for each candidate running the POPAT. The fee is the responsibility of the candidate, payable to the Dr. Paul Schwann Applied Health and Research Centre by cash or personal cheque on the date of the POPAT. Enquiries about payment may be made to the Dr. Paul Schwann Applied Health and Research Centre at (306) 585 – 4070.
5. Personal Disclosure Form
Upon Succesful Completion of the SIGMA and POPAT, applicants must immediately supply a Personal Disclosure Form. This questionnaire covers every aspect of your life. The questions cover any detected or non-detected criminal activity committed by an applicant. The Regina Police Service is aware that people make mistakes, mature at different rates and change their behaviour from childhood to adult life. Full disclosure must be made during this stage, any discrepancy between this document, the interview, the polygraph examination and the background check may result in a lifetime deferral from the Regina Police Service. Applicants who are three years clear of any detected or undetected criminal activity will be preferred for employment as a police officer.
6. Screening Interview
This interview is an opportunity for the applicant to demonstrate their preparedness to the Police Service. The interview is one of the most important and difficult stages of the selection process. It is approximately 1-2 hours in length and is structured to make it fair to all applicants. The interview is conducted in an office setting and is usually conducted by members of the recruiting unit. The interview provides the applicant an opportunity to demonstrate that they are qualified for the position, as well as a good “organizational fit”. Applicants should not underestimate the preparation necessary for this interview. The selection process is extremely competitive for the limited number of positions available. Historically, the Regina Police Service has attracted numerous qualified applicants. Therefore, when provided an opportunity of an interview, it is expected that applicants:
- be prepared
- be confident of their abilities
- be able to convince the panel of their suitability for the position.
Failure at this stage may result in being eliminated from the competition. If not successful at the interview, an applicant may be deferred to a future competition or terminated from future competitions.
7. Personal History Form
For applicants moving forward in the process, a personal history form is required to be completed. The form details a personal history, including family members, education, and work history.
8. Suitability Testing – MMPI
A psychologist approved by the Regina Police Service will evaluate completed psychological tests. Results remain the property of the Regina Police Service and will not be disclosed to the applicant.
9. Pre-Employment Polygraph
The Polygraph examination forms a part of the recruiting process. A certified Polygraph Examiner employed by the Regina Police Service will administer the Polygraph test. The examination is lengthy and those scheduled will be given specific instructions prior to the test. Test results are confidential. An applicant may be deferred to a future competition or terminated from future competitions.
10. Fingerprint/Record Check Background Investigation Report
A thorough background investigation will be completed on applicants who are proceeding on from the Polygraph stage. This will include, but not be limited to the following:
- Employment and character reference check
- Credit check
- Security clearance check
- Police Information Systems Check
Results of Regina Police Service investigations will not be released and remain the sole property of the Regina Police Service.
11. Recruit Selection Board
This interview is approximately one hour long. It is a formal interview with the Chief of Police or the Deputy Chief of Police, a senior officer, and two frontline workers. It is a structured style interview and applicants will be scored on their answers, their demeanor, and professionalism. Each applicant is asked the same questions to ensure fairness to all. The Selection Board will have the final say as to whether applicants will receive an offer of employment. A unsuccesful applicant may be deferred to a future competition or terminated from future competitions.
12. Offer of Employment
Successful applicants will be made an official offer of employment. The offer is contingent on a medical examination. An offer may be made for either a Special Constable or a regular Constable position.
13. Medical Examination (Form R4)
In order to be employed by the Regina Police Service, the Physician contracted by the Regina Police Service must approve each applicant.
14. You are Hired!
As a Constable
Once hired there will be an in-house orientation period and 18 weeks at the Saskatchewan Police College followed by 24 weeks of field training under the supervision of experienced members. Remember the nature of the organization you are seeking employment with. The expectations regarding the level of professionalism and accountability, expected of police officers, is second to none. Your conduct is evaluated at every step of the selection process. The following are some of the things you should be mindful of, at every step of the selection process.
- Honesty – Anything you say may be investigated for verification
- Language (Verbal & Body)
- Listen to any directions given
- Listen carefully to the question
- Be specific in your responses
- Link your responses directly to the question asked
- Ensure your responses deal with what YOU did in a specific example
- Keep your examples simple, while providing sufficient information that will clearly show how you demonstrate the dimension asked
As a Special Constable
Those hired as special constables have completed the same hiring process as mentioned above. The Recruit Selection Board chooses applicants they feel may benefit from working in Detention prior to attending Police College. If work performance is not an issue, those applicants will attend the next Police College Class.