Stage 1 (b) – Application Package – Instructions

There are two parts to the application: an electronic submission and a manual submission. Please be sure to complete all steps.


Electronic Submission

Completed applications will only be accepted with all required documents electronically attached within one email to: with the title of that email formatted as follows:

“RNC Cadet Program 2019 – First Middle Last”
For example: “RNC Cadet Program 2019 – John Jacob Smith

All of the following MUST be submitted electronically with your completed application. Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out. Please read carefully and check to be sure all of the following are ELECTRONICALLY ATTACHED to your application email before sending:

  • An electronic copy of your Birth Certificate or Canadian Citizenship
  • An electronic copy of your Social Insurance Number (SIN) card or documented proof of SIN from Revenue Canada
  • An electronic copy of both sides of: valid driver’s license, government issued identification card; or a copy of your passport
  • An electronic copy of signed Acknowledgement and Declaration Form PDF
  • An electronic copy of signed Authorization for Release of Information Form PDF
  • An electronic copy of your Vision Standard Assessment Form PDF (must be signed and dated within six months prior to application)
  • An electronic copy of resume clearly demonstrating all skills, interests, sports, hobbies and community volunteer activities
  • An electronic copy of any ORIGINAL CERITIFIED academic transcript(s) (where applicable, include Educational Credential Assessment to verify that your foreign degree, diploma, certificate is valid and equal to a Canadian one as issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Two electronic copies of a passport-sized photo (approx. 2×2 inches)
  • An electronic copy of your Driver Training Certification(s) (for any modes of transportation you may be licensed to operate)
  • Police Cadet Application PDF
    • This PDF must be opened with Adobe Acrobat. Right-click and choose Save As…

Manual Submission

The Pre-Polygraph Questionnaire PDF, Acknowledgment and Declaration PDF and the Authorization for Release of Information PDF  must be printed, completed, and mailed in hard copy to the RNC Recruiting Unit at:

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Recruiting Unit
1 Fort Townshend
St. John’s, NL
A1C 2G2

Note: The RNC will not accept hand delivery. Envelope should be marked CONFIDENTIAL. Applicants name should also be visible on the outside of the envelope.

Next Steps

Applicants who pass the screening process and are eligible to move forward will be expected to successfully complete the following:

  • The Physical Ability Requirement Examination (PARE)
  • Complete an exercise on the day of the interview to show ability to follow directions by listening to a scenario and completing a handwritten assessment
  • Pass the interview (used to assess your levels in the various RNC Police Cadet Competencies listed below)
  • The polygraph examination
  • The psychological screening
  • The employment medical
  • The background investigation
  • Provide references upon request


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