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How to become a Police Officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary…

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Cadet Training Program has changed, and as a result so too has our criteria for acceptance to the program.  On 2 January 2018 we will begin the process to identify individuals for acceptance to the cadet class that will start in January 2019.  If you have or are currently pursuing post-secondary education, or perhaps interested in seeking an alternative exciting career in law enforcement then we want to hear from you.

The RNC Cadet Training Program is an entry level program designed to prepare and qualify you to become a police officer.  Cadet training is now being offered as a six month program.

We are actively seeking interested individuals who have the passion and drive to pursue a career as a member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. Together we can work with citizens to sustain safe and healthy communities.   One of the key attributes of policing is the ability to critically analyze and apply theoretical knowledge to a variety of situations.  This ability is often gained from a range of academic achievements. We will consider individuals with a minimum one year post-secondary education from an accredited post-secondary institution. Further consideration may be given to those individuals who have obtained a higher level of education and / or education in the area of law enforcement studies.  Applicants must pass all 10 stages of our recruiting process.

Prospective applicants who meet our basic academic requirements and have questions either prior to application, or while completing their application, are invited to contact the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Recruiting Team:

  • Email: rncrecruiting@rnc.gov.nl.ca
  • Text: 709-690-9609; or text 709-687-7250
  • Call a Recruitment Officer: 709-729-8729

The 2019 Recruitment Process is now closed. Applications for the 2020 Cadet Training Program will be accepted between January 2 and March 31 of 2019. See Application and Selection Process tab for specific details. 

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