Learn what police services are looking for in candidates. It may not be what you thought!
Are you considering a career in policing? Cognitive Results has been helping police candidates achieve their dream job since 2005. But rest assured our work is ever changing as we stay on top of what various police services are looking for in candidates. We've helped people from ages 21 to 48 land their policing job - in pretty much all the police services in Ontario and beyond, from small to large.
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (O.A.C.P.) governs the career of policing in Ontario. The following quotes are from Chief Charles Bordeleau, the President of the O.A.C.P. This information is relevant to ALL POLICE SERVICES in Canada.
Chief Bordeleau's message to candidates is threefold. First, it's about wanting to hire great people in order to have a challenging and fulfilling career.
Our police services are always looking for highly qualified and motivated people from different backgrounds to join them as policing professionals ... We believe that the citizens we serve deserve police professionals who are among the best and brightest from all of our communities. Whether you're a young person just starting to look at your career options, an individual considering a career change, or someone who wants to make a positive impact in your community, policing could be an excellent choice for you.
Secondly, it's about bringing skills and experience from your civilian life and the opportunities policing brings.
Because of the varied nature of police work, individuals who work in law enforcement can apply the skills and experiences they’ve developed from their previous training, education, professional, and personal life in a variety of areas. Policing offers opportunities for personal growth, continuous learning, a high level of job satisfaction, opportunities for specialization, opportunities for promotion as well as excellent salary, benefits, and pension.
Finally it's about the unique set of skills that are needed in policing.
Today’s police recruits must bring with them a high degree of comfort with modern technology, a willingness to engage members of our diverse communities, and a dedication to serving in a professional and accountable manner. A police officer must bring understanding and empathy to dealing with tough circumstances, yet always be committed to seeing justice done. This takes dedication and courage, honesty and personal integrity...police services are looking for individuals who bring exceptional talents and a commitment to life-long learning.
As you can see, police services are looking for a type of individual that walks and talks the way of policing. As a result, the process of landing a policing job is unique - not like any other job for which you've applied. Don't get caught short by not being prepared. Our materials make sure you have the best chance possible - from the aptitude testing right through to the interview process and beyond.