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

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Cadet Training Program continues to change its criteria for acceptance to the program. On 2 January 2019 we will begin the process to identify individuals for acceptance to the cadet class that will start in January 2020. If you have or are currently pursuing post-secondary education, or perhaps seeking a career that offers progression, variety and/or you have a desire to make a difference in your community, 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 will now be offered as a six month program at our Provincial Headquarters in St. John’s.

We are actively seeking interested individuals who have the passion and drive to pursue a career as a member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.  One of the key attributes of a police officer is the ability 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. We will also consider individuals with a minimum of one year service from the Canadian Forces 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. Applicants must pass all nine stages of our recruiting process, which have changed from previous recruiting years.

Anyone with questions about the RNC recruiting process are encouraged to contact our recruiting unit:


Call a Recruitment Officer: 709-729-8729

Follow the RNC’s recruiting unit on Twitter. You can also send us Direct Messages on Twitter.

Applications for the 2020 Cadet Training Program will be accepted between January 2nd, 2019 and March 31st, 2019. See Application and Selection Process tab for specific details.