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The Application Submission for the 2020-21 Cadet Training Program is now CLOSED. For information on next year’s application process, please check back in November/December 2020.

Become a Police Officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary!

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) operates out of six detachments strategically located throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), including one general headquarters located in the capital city of St. John’s. RNC members are responsible for traffic safety in areas of the province’s highways, waterways, and trail-ways in addition to providing specialized investigative services throughout NL.

These services include, but are not limited to: Child Abuse Sexual Assault, Community Services, Communication Centre, Criminal Intelligence and Forensic Identification, Criminal Investigation Division, Crisis Negotiation Unit, Drug Investigation Unit, Economic Crime Unit, General Investigation Unit, Police Dog Unit, Major Crime Unit, and the Tactical Response Unit.

The RNC Recruiting Unit continues to upgrade its criteria for the Cadet Training Program in order to select and train top candidates for a career in policing.  We are seeking interested individuals who have the passion and drive to pursue a career as a member of the RNC. If you have or are currently pursuing a post-secondary education or military career; seeking a career offering progression and variety; and have a desire to make a difference in your community, we want to hear from you.

A police officer must be able to critically analyze and apply theoretical knowledge to a variety of situations. This ability is often gained from a wide range of life experiences and academic achievements. Individuals will be considered who have or will have successfully completed a minimum of one academic year of post-secondary education from an accredited post-secondary institution; or individuals with a minimum of one year service from the Canadian (or NATO) Forces Primary Reserve or Regular Force. Applicants who have obtained a higher level of education and or education specific to law enforcement, may be given further consideration.

The RNC Cadet Training Program is a progressive recruitment process whereby applicants must pass one stage to advance to the next. This entry level program is designed to prepare and qualify you to become a police officer through a six month training program at our Provincial Headquarters in St. John’s. At this time we are not considering lateral entry transfers from experienced officers from other jurisdictions. All applicants must complete all nine stages of the process.

Have you read through the entire RNC recruiting process and still have questions? Please contact our Recruiting Unit at:


Call: 709-729-8729

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