- Is the CBRPS hiring? Where can I get an application?
- What are the requirements to become a police officer with the CBRPS?
- How much does it cost to apply?
- Do I get paid for training?
- Do I have to take a polygraph test when applying for a position with the CBRPS?
Reporting a Crime
Criminal Record Checks
- How do I get a Criminal Record Check done?
- What do I have to bring?
- How much does it cost?
- How long does it take to get a Criminal Record Check done?
- What is a Vulnerable Sector Check?
The Cape Breton Regional Police Service has offices in Sydney, Glace Bay, North Sydney and Membertou. For street addresses and contact information, visit the Contact Us page.
Offices are open for regular business 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, police are accessible 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. For information on how to contact police, visit the Contact Us page.
Recruitment information, including job postings and applications, are available on the Career Opportunities page.
For position requirements, please visit the Requirements page.
There is no fee to apply for a position with the CBRPS.
Training with the CBRPS would be considered employment hours.
All applicants for employment with the CBRPS – including police officers, jailors, confidential employees, civilian staff and any existing CBRM employees applying to transfer into the Police Service – must take a Pre-Employment Polygraph Screening Test. A copy of the pre-employment Polygraphy booklet can be found pdf here (381 KB) .
The courthouse in Sydney is located on 136 Charlotte Street (Suite 1 & 2, Harbour Place).
You can pay parking tickets through the CBRM either online by clicking here or at your local citizen service centre at any of the following locations:
633 Main Street
3365 Plummer Ave.
2 Fraser Ave.
Louisbourg (Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
7495 Main Street.
Reporting a Crime
In an emergency, always call 91 An emergency is when something requires immediate action where someone’s health, safety, or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress.
If your matter is not an emergency and you would like to report a crime, please call the Cape Breton Regional Police Service at 563-5151 Non-emergencies include crimes that are not in progress.
If you wish to remain anonymous when reporting non-emergencies, contact Crime Stoppers through any of the following options:
• Call 562-TIPS (8477) or the toll free number at 1-800-222-8477
• Text CB902, plus your tip, to CRIMES (274637).
• Visit www.capebretoncrimestoppers.ca or www.tipsubmit.com.
Pleae visit the Newsroom.
Criminal Record Checks
A Criminal Record Check can be conducted in person at the Myles F. Burke Police Headquarters (865 Grand Lake Road, Sydney).
You must bring with you at least one piece of government issued photo ID(ie. driver’s license).
There is a fee of $30 ($15 for students). When requested for volunteer purposes, a Criminal Record Check is free if you provide a letter of confirmation from a not-for-profit agency confirming you as a volunteer.
Please allow up to two weeks to have a Criminal Record Check completed.
A vulnerable sector check is a special kind of criminal record check which is done for those who will be working with children, elderly, the disabled, or another vulnerable group. If your name or date of birth matches an offender in the registry, you may be subject to submit fingerprints as part of the check. You will not be charged extra for this.
If you feel you have been treated improperly by a CBRPS officer, that an officer has not behaved properly, or if you have a complaint against the police service in general, you have the opportunity to file a complaint through the Nova Scotia Police Complaint Commissioner's Office. Forms can be picked up in person at the Myles F. Burke Police Headquarters (865 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney).
*Please note, you must make your complaint in writing to the Nova Scotia Police Complaint Commissioner's Office within six months of the incident.