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Embarking on a career in law enforcement is a significant decision, and we understand that you may have questions. Explore the information below to learn more about what it takes to become a part of our community-focused police service.

  • FAQ: What happens after I submit my application?
    Processing your application may require up to one week. Once processed, selected candidates will receive phase two documents via email for completion.
  • FAQ: Does the Windsor Police Service offer a PREP practice session?
    Yes, we do. CLICK HERE to learn more and register for upcoming practice sessions.
  • FAQ: Do I need to take Police Foundations to be hired as a police officer?
    No. The minimum education requirement is four years of secondary school or equivalent, but many applicants have post-secondary education from a wide variety of college or university programs. To learn more about the hiring process CLICK HERE
  • FAQ: How long does the entire recruitment process take?
    The recruitment process timeline can vary depending on many factors. On average recruitments take approximately six months from application date to hire.
  • FAQ: If I am unsuccessful, when can I reapply?
    Candidates may reapply one year after the date of their most recent application.
  • FAQ: Is there an age limit to applying to become a Cadet?
    Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply and there is no maximum age limit.
  • FAQ: How often does the Windsor Police Service hire?
    WPS hires on an ongoing basis based on the needs of our Service.
  • FAQ: What makes the hiring process different for experienced officers?
    Experienced officers: Don’t require OACP Certificate Don’t complete the PREP Test Combined LFI/ECI instead of 2 separate interviews Final Interview & File Review are the same but then psych comes after this (with cadet, it is done at the same time as background)
  • FAQ: Can Military Police officers and officers with experience outside of Canada apply?
    Yes. Canadian Military Police officers or police officers with experience outside of Canada must apply through the regular cadet application process and meet the criteria in Section 43 of the Police Services Act of Ontario.
  • FAQ: Can RCMP officers apply to the Windsor Police Service?
    Yes. RCMP officers are NOT required to write the exemption exam.
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