As a police officer with the Greater Sudbury Police Service, you will be responsible for preventing, detecting, and investigating crime, while ensuring that comfort, understanding, and trust are provided. Policing is a career where your skills, integrity, hard work, and determination can truly improve your community while making it a safer, more enjoyable place to live.

As a Greater Sudbury Police Officer, you will use the latest techniques and technologies to assist in the detection and reduction of crime. You will be trained to use information and effectively draw on your expertise to ensure progress in a diversity of situations. As an integral part of our team, you will be committed to providing a quality service within your community.

If you are looking for a challenging environment, excitement, teamwork, and a job you can take pride in, then policing might be the right career for you! You will be a highly skilled professional working on a team that supports you both on and off the job.

There are countless career opportunities and unique policing challenges to be met. As a police officer, you have variety, flexibility, and job security within one of our many exciting units, including: Drug Enforcement, Criminal Investigations Division, Domestic Violence, Youth Liaison, Traffic, Tactical, K-9, and Forensics.

The members of the Greater Sudbury Police Service are committed to providing quality policing in partnership with our community through various programs and initiatives.

The Sudbury area has over 3,300 square kilometers of rugged Northern Ontario landscape. There are exciting activities to participate in year-round, such as skiing, snow machining, hiking, fishing, and boating, as well as a wide range of sports and recreation.

The Service has over 350 employees, including 255 police officers, and is divided into three main areas: Operations, Support Services, and Administration. The Operations section itself is divided into two main areas: the Uniform Division and the Criminal Investigation Division.

Minimum Requirements

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Minimum 18 years of age (this is the provincial minimum)
  • Good moral character with no criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Physically and mentally able to perform the duties of a police officer – must pass a GSPS Fitness Test, as well as a medical, vision test and psychological testing
  • Secondary school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Post-secondary education considered an asset – it does not have to be in a “police related field”
  • Volunteer Work – demonstrated commitment to Community Mobilization and Engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the essential competencies through school, volunteer, work and life experiences
  • Bilingualism considered an asset
  • Valid driver’s license with full driving privileges
  • Current certificate in CPR and First Aid
  • Commitment to health and wellness

Current Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate of Results – for more informaiton, contact Applicant Testing Services (ATS) @ 1.800.429.7728 or