Ottawa Police Service – virtual recruiting information session

If you are thinking of applying to become a police officer, have already applied, or are in the selection process, join one of the Ottawa Police Service’s (OPS) virtual recruitment information sessions on Instagram for useful tips and information!

“We are pleased to offer virtual information sessions on the second Wednesday of every month to attract the most talented and diverse potential candidates as possible,” says Sgt. Maria Keen, a member of the Ottawa Police Service Recruitment Team and a session presenter. “Participating from the comfort of your own home means that anyone living anywhere in Canada can join in, which has boosted ‘attendance’ significantly. That’s an impressive pool of candidates to draw upon when it comes to hiring the best people to serve our community.”

OPS recruiters take potential candidates through the recruitment process, provide valuable tips for interviews and show participants how to stand out in a competitive job market. Potential candidates can ask questions and get answers in real time.

There is no registration required; just use your Instagram account and follow Ottawa_Police_Recruiting. An Instagram account is easy to set-up for those who wish to participate. The next session is September 9th at 6:00 pm.

The Outreach and Recruiting team at Ottawa Police Service is committed to the Ottawa Police’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan and to finding the best candidates to serve our community. Monthly virtual information sessions are just one of the tools used to attract diverse and qualified applicants from across the country. The OPS also offers a virtual ride-along and mentorship program pairing potential recruits (particularly those from traditionally marginalized neighbourhoods) with veteran officers to help guide them through the application process.

In 2020, the Ottawa Police hired its most diverse group of new recruits ever, to better reflect the diversity of our community.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit


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