The Moose Jaw Police Service selection process is an open competition to
best-suited applicants. The various phases involved in the selection process
are as follows:
begins when an applicant submits a fully completed application package. All
application material submitted becomes the property of the Moose Jaw Police
Service and will not be returned.
packages are examined to ensure qualifications are met. Full
disclosure of all detected or undetected criminal involvement is required on
the Ethics & Integrity Questionnaire. Although past criminal involvement
may result in a deferral, incomplete disclosure on this document may result
in the applicant’s disqualification from employment with the Moose Jaw
applicants may be invited to write the Sigma exam. Applicants must pass this
exam to remain in the selection process.
Survey for Police Officers is an assessment for screening job applicants for
the position of police officer. It is a written exam consisting of 75
questions that must be answered in 35 minutes. The exam consists of
job-relevant questions that test spelling, vocabulary, mathematics, and
problem solving abilities.
Peace Officers’ Physical Abilities Test (POPAT)
applicants may be invited to participate in the POPAT. Applicants must pass
the POPAT to remain in the selection process. Physical fitness is a crucial
part of the Constable selection and training process. Applicants who fail to
demonstrate high fitness standards may be eliminated from the selection
The POPAT is a
job-related physical test that approximates the physical activity performed
by police officers. The test simulates circumstances where a police officer
chases, controls, and apprehends a suspect. The test must be completed
within four minutes, forty-five seconds. We highly recommend that applicants
familiarize themselves with the POPAT prior to submitting their application.
require clearance from a medical doctor prior to participating in the POPAT.
The POPAT is administered by the Dr. Paul Schwann Applied Health and
Research Centre at the University of Regina (306-585-4004). A $60.00
administration fee to participate in the POPAT must be paid by the
applicant. The fee is payable to the Dr. Paul Schwann Applied Health and
Research Centre by cash or personal cheque on the date of the POPAT.
applicants will participate in a formal, structured interview with members
of the selection board. This behavioural interview is designed to evaluate
the applicant’s past performance relative to the Constable Position
Dimensions posted on our web site. This interview provides an opportunity
for applicants to demonstrate their qualifications to the selection board.
should prepare for this interview by studying the Position Dimensions
(competencies) in order to relate to previous experiences that demonstrate
applicants must complete testing (MMPI) conducted by a psychologist approved
by the Moose Jaw Police Service. The MMPI test results will not be disclosed
to the applicant.
Pre-employment Polygraph Examination
applicants must submit to a pre-employment polygraph test. The test results
applicants undergo a thorough background investigation where employment
history, character, credit, and security are examined. The result of this
investigation is confidential.
Offer of Employment
offer of employment will be made to successful applicants. This offer is
contingent on a medical examination and being found medically fit.
Constables are required to attend and successfully complete the Recruit Training Class at the Saskatchewan Police College. Graduates of
recruit training work with experienced officers during six months of field
training and remain on probation for one year.