Stage 1 (a) – Application Package

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in a career as a Police Officer. Applications will be assessed based on information located in the RNC Police Cadet Competencies section listed below. Successful applicants will be enrolled conditionally as a Special Constable in our Recruit Training Program. Candidates who pass the Recruit Training Program will be offered employment within the RNC.

The RNC is headquartered in St. John’s with detachments in Corner Brook, Labrador City/Wabush and Churchill Falls. Successful applicants may be assigned to any of these locations or to any other location that in the future, may be within the jurisdiction of the RNC. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is committed to being reflective of the diverse communities in which it operates, and thus strives for diversity in its workplace and we are actively seeking applications from members of the many diverse communities we serve.

Who Do We Accept?

We will accept applications from citizens and permanent residents of Canada. All applicants must have completed a minimum of one year education from post-secondary institutions before 31 December 2018. This is a recruit entry level program designed to prepare and qualify you to become a police officer. At this time we are not considering lateral entry transfers from experienced police officers.

Cadet training is now being offered as a six month program. Applicants must be of high moral character and be capable of projecting themselves as a positive role model to the community. Applicants must meet employment standards as stated in the RNC Act and participate in a selection process which involves screening, physical fitness testing, interview, polygraph, psychological assessment, medical assessment, reference checking, and background investigation. Applicants must demonstrate how they meet the RNC Police Cadet Competencies. Police officer positions with the RNC are considered “Positions of Trust” and require honesty, integrity and a high ethical standard. Dishonesty in any stage may result in your immediate dismissal from the application process and the Police Constable Recruit Program.

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 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.

Prospective applicants who have questions either prior to or while completing their application, are invited to contact the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Recruiting Unit:

RNC Police Cadet Competencies

Interpersonal Skills:  The ability to interact sensitively and respectfully with all individuals and groups to develop mutual understanding and productive relationships. The candidate demonstrates empathy, works effectively in teams and in partnerships, identifies and resolves issues through consultation, negotiation and consensus building and/or other appropriate processes.

Ability to communicate effectively: Expressing ideas effectively in individual and group situations (including non-verbal communication); adjusting language or terminology to the characteristics and needs of the audience. May also include the ability to present new ideas and concepts and articulate/support them in a reasonable manner to a critical group.

Ability to lead: The ability to attract and mobilize energies and talents of others to work toward shared objectives of a group or organization; encourages partnerships; inspires others, by example to perform to the highest standards; sets and/or involves others in setting goals that are challenging, realistic and measurable; accepts responsibility for outcomes and is accountable; recognizes contributions and successes of others.

Ability to solve problems: Committing to an action after developing alternative courses of action that are based on logical assumptions and factual information and that take into consideration resources, constraints, and organizational values.

Ability to collaborate: Working effectively with a team or those outside formal line of authority (e.g., peers, senior managers) to accomplish organizational goals; taking actions that respect the needs and contributions of others; contributing to and accepting the consensus; subordinating own objectives to the objectives of the organization or team.

Tenacity: Staying with a position or plan of action until the desired objective is achieved or is no longer reasonably attainable.

Initiative:  Making active attempts to influence events to achieve goals: self-starter rather than accepting passively; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

Deportment: Creating a good first impression, commanding attention and respect, showing an air of confidence. Applicants will have the opportunity to discuss the skills they possess that would make them a competent police officer and an asset to the RNC.

Resiliency: The capacity to maintain stable performance by adapting, resisting and thriving in the face of stress. Resilience is not about coping with a singular event but rather adapting to the culture and lifestyle of the policing profession.  Resiliency is maintained by six core areas of fitness: physical; emotion; social; family; intellect and spiritual.  Each of these, individually and collectively, can help reduce stress and maintain a healthy perspective.

Further to the above listed competencies, the Selection Board will also assess applicants’ knowledge of policing issues and demonstrated interest in pursuing a policing career.

How Do You Apply?

As applicants advance in the competitive process they will be expected to take a polygraph test. All applicants who apply must complete the Personal Disclosure Form and Pre-Polygraph Questionnaire PDF.

The Pre-Polygraph Questionnaire is NOT to be dropped off at RNC HQ or detachments. Included with the hardcopy of your Pre-Polygraph should be original signed copies of the “ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND DECLARATION” PDF” PDF and the “AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION” PDF” PDF documents. They must only be mailed in hard copy to the RNC Recruiting Unit (see application document for further details).

Applicants must fully complete the RNC application package and clearly demonstrate that they meet all of the qualifications throughout this process and during the Police Recruit Training Program. Failure to do so may result in an applicant being screened out of the competition or removed during the Police Recruit Training Program.

Applications will be accepted between 2 January and 30 March of 2018.  All applications must have a current resume and official transcripts form all post-secondary academic institutions where courses were obtained.

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION TO BE SUBMITTED CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE NEXT STEP.

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