Saskatchewan Police Act Requirements
- Over 18 years of Age
- Grade 12 or Grade 12 Equivalent
- Standard First Aid and CPR (Level “C”) Certification
- Uncorrected visual acuity of 20/60 in both eyes or better, OR 20/40 in one eye and 20/100 in the other eye or better
- No marked degree of colour blindness
- Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status. Applicants with Temporary Work Permits will not be accepted.
- Able to pass written, medical and physical examinations
- Have a good command of English, both written and oral
- Be in possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
- Driving Record: obtained from Sask. Auto (outside of Saskatchewan, from appropriate auto insurer)
- Education Transcript(s): Grade 12 marks and any educational certification beyond this level
- Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” Certificates
- If not born in Canada, Citizenship Papers or proof of legal entitlement to work in Canada
- Vision Examination Form (Adobe PDF File)
- 19 years of age or older
- No criminal record and be free from criminal involvement in three (3) preceding years, e.g. thefts, illegal drugs. Recent drug use and/or other criminal activity, either detected or undetected by police, will result in default.
- No criminal convictions for which a Pardon has not been granted (a copy of the Pardon is required). No Criminal charges pending before the courts.
- Applicant must agree to submit to a polygraph examination.
- Applicants whose visual acuity has been corrected by laser eye surgery will not be considered until three months after the date of surgery.
- Applicants with at least two years post-secondary education and/or extended period of work experience with increasing performance responsibilities will be given prior consideration.
- Good physical condition
- A history of volunteerism and community and cultural involvement are preferred.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and computer skills
- Excellent health and no medical conditions.
- Good driving record.
- If charged and convicted of a criminal offence as an adult (18 years of age or older) a Pardon must be received through the National Parole Board prior to applying.
Receptive to change. Adjusts & maintains effectiveness when working in changing environment or upon changing to new tasks.
Commitment to Learn
Is able and willing to learn formally and informally. Seeks opportunities to acquire new experiences(s) and learning.
Expresses and shares ideas clearly, orally and in writing, creatively identifies and utilizes effective communication methods and channels.
Cross Cultural Sensitivity
Is sensitive to cultural differences and modifies communication and behaviour as necessary
Originates action. Actively attempts to influence events to accomplish goals. Takes action to achieve goals beyond what is called for.
Integrity and truth
Admits mistakes. Takes responsibility for actions. Follows through on commitments/agreements.
Accurately identifies problems and assesses situations. Seeks out information. Makes decisions based on information and logical assumptions.
Always works to the highest ethical standards, acts with integrity, and demonstrates a professional image.
Is highly motivated; committed to learning, developing, improving own performance and delivering a quality service.
Tolerant of individual differences. Works collaboratively to problem solve and achieve team and organization goals.
Meet us at the next recruitment information session:
Those currently in or anticipating entering into a police hiring competition are encouraged to attend.
These dates listed are tentative and may change on short notice. Please contact the Regina Police Service Recruiting office at 306-777-6630 to confirm a session is being held on the date you are interested in.
The information sessions will be informal and designed to supply answers to any questions you may have as well as supply general information about a career with the Regina Police Service.
Anyone interested in pursuing a career in policing or just have questions about policing should attend one of the information sessions.
Education plays a large role in policing, candidates who possess post-secondary education or the equivalent work experience will be considered before those who do not. Any form of post secondary is acceptable, University, Tech School etc.
The University of Regina offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Police Studies. This degree is endorsed by the Saskatchewan Police Commission as the education of choice for those seeking a career in policing. Completion of this degree program does not guarantee employment with the Regina Police Service.
Those applying for a career with the Regina Police Service enter into a competition against many other applicants for a small number of positions. The better prepared the applicant is the better chance they have of being successful.
It is not a prerequisite of the Regina Police Service to be involved in volunteer work in the community, however, those interested in starting a career in a field such as policing may benefit from being involved in community type work. There are numerous organizations in and around Regina who are always looking for volunteers.
Police Officer’s Physical AbilitiesTest (POPAT)
The POPAT is a physical fitness and endurance test that candidates must pass. This fitness course consists of multiple stations, and participants must complete this course in under 4 minutes and 45 seconds to qualify.
Successful completion of the SIGMA exam is the first step in the police competition. The following material is available to assist with preparation for police exams.
It is not necessary to purchase all 4 books, one will likely be sufficient. If you choose to buy any, or all of the books is entirely up to the individual. The Regina Police Service does not endorse any of the books, they are simply suggested study material.