Special Constable - General Information

Congratulations on taking the first step toward a career as a Special Constable.


Please read this information carefully as not all organizations require the same components of our Special Constable Testing. Please contact one of our Customer Service Representatives if you are unsure about which test components you require.


As a Special Constable your duties may include:

  • Providing court security
  • Transporting prisoners to and from courts and detention units
  • Ensuring the safety and security of prisoners
  • Maintaining administrative records

As part of the application process, you are required to participate in a pre-interview screening procedure. This website outlines the standardized tests currently in use.

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As of January 2013, the Ontario Provincial Police require all of its Applicants for the positions of Special Constable/ Security Officer – for Queen’s Park Detachment or GHQ Detachment to have successfully completed and met standard on the Special Constable Physical Fitness Test. Special Constable/ Security Officer – Queen’s Park Detachment and GHQ Detachment Applicants are not required to complete the General Aptitude Testing Battery (GATB) or the Writing Process Test (WPT).

As of June 2014 the Ontario Provincial Police Offender Transportation Program require all of its Applicants for the positions of Offender Transportation Officer to have successfully completed and met standard all the Special Constable Test; General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), the Written Process Test (WPT) and the Physical fitness test.

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As of November 2012, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) will require all of its Applicants for the position of OSPCA Agent to have successfully completed and met standard on the Special Constable Physical Fitness Test. OSPCA Applicants are not required to complete the General Aptitude Testing Battery (GATB) or the Writing Process Test (WPT). OSPCA Agents enforce the OSPCA Act and the Criminal Code. Please contact the OSPCA , http://www.ontariospca.ca/,  for more information on their hiring process and career opportunities.

 

Most Special Constable positions in Ontario require the successful completion of the GATB, WPT and physical fitness tests.  Some positions also require Vision & Hearing Screening.

It is the Applicant’s responsibility to check with the Service that you intend to apply to for exact qualifications and requirements.