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Serving With You - For You

In partnership with the people, we are committed to serve and protect our community. We believe in maintaining law and order, by the highest professional standards. We are accountable and transparent, have a strong community spirit, provide effective and efficient service; and respective diversity.


Police Constable Requirements:

  • A graduate of the Atlantic Police Academy or an equivalent police training facility OR five (5) years uninterrupted recent experience with an accredited Canadian police agency.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral at an above average level.
  • Skills in decision making, problem solving and independent judgment.
  • Candidates must have a medical examination conducted by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s medical physician.
  • Successfully pass vision examination.
  • Must possess current standard First Aid and Level “C” CPR Certification.
  • Drivers Abstract with an acceptable driving record.
  • Up to date resume.
  • Three (3) letters of reference of which one (1) must be a work reference.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • Must submit to a Criminal Records Check and sign a consent form giving permission for a background check.
  • Complete a Pre-Employment Polygraph examination at the applicant’s expense.
  • Complete and pass physical abilities testing at the applicant’s expense.
  • Successfully pass entrance interview board.

NOTE: Successful completion of a Polygraph and physical test within the last year may be acceptable. 


An undergraduate degree from an accredited university in Arts or Social Science with demonstrated work experience/volunteer experience with community groups or an equivalent combination of education and experience.