I frequently get asked:
- "When is the best time to get my OACP?"
- "How soon in advance should I get my OACP?"
- "When is the best time to apply?"
- "I will wait until Toronto Police Service is hiring"
Do you see the problem with this way of thinking?
What is happening here? Applicants are trying to control the process and optimize it to reduce their stress levels or feel like they are the ones making the decisions.
You cannot control this process. You need to take action, be prepared, achieve your OACP, and BE READY when the doors open for TPS or your preferred police service.
This process takes longer than you think. You're not going to just get your OACP, apply, and then be automatically offered a job.
We've all heard of the mythical candidate who is hired within 1 month of applying. It's a myth ... think about how many pieces have to be in place to be hired: the interview process, the psych test, the extra testing for some services, the background check (usually 3 weeks), the home visit ... you get the picture.
The best time to start is now. Stop researching, start studying with our membership, and get going with the right study materials geared directly towards your test, at the right level, and with the right, specific, content. Not a bank of questions here. CUSTOM created for your test.
You want a job with a great salary, great benefits, overtime pay, and opportunity for personal and professional growth. You want a career. Then act.