The Estevan Police Service selection process is an open competition, which results in an offer of employment to the best candidates. The usual duration of the process is six to eight months. The following is an outline of the stages in this process.
Stage I Recruitment packages are completed and submitted
Stage II Recruitment packages are reviewed. Candidates who have never written a mental abilities examination for a police agency write the exam at police headquarters. Candidates must provide photo ID
Stage III List of candidates is identified. Standard First Aid and CPR Certificates may be checked.
Stage IV Applicants may be asked to take the Peace Officers Physical Abilities Test (POPAT). The test is administered by an independent agency for a fee. Photo ID is required at the time of test.
Stage V Applicants will be required to complete a Lifestyle & Integrity questionnaire. Selected candidates participate in a pre-employment Interview
Stage VI Applicants may be required to take a polygraph exam
Stage VII If selected, applicants are interviewed by the final selection committee
Stage VIII Applicants may be offered employment with the Estevan Police Service on the condition they successfully complete a background/security and medical clearance. At this time copies of birth certificate, health card, and driver’s licence will be required
Stage IX Successful candidates are required to attend and successfully complete training at the Saskatchewan Police College in Regina for a period of 20 weeks
Stage X Successful recruits are field trained by experienced officers for a period of 24 weeks and are on probation for one year before becoming regular members of the Estevan Police Service