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Selection Process

Recruiting Swearing In Applicants who meet our minimum requirements will undergo a multi-stage selection process to determine their suitability for our basic training program at the Saskatchewan Police College in Regina. The following steps are involved in the selection process to become a police officer.

Information Session
Applicants are welcome to attend information sessions which are held regularly at the Saskatoon Police Service.

Written Exam
Applicants must register to write an entrance exam and psychological questionnaire by completing and submitting the Testing Registration Form to . The SIGMA is a 74 question general knowledge questionnaire and can be written free of charge. Sample exams (SIGMA) can be purchased from After successfully completing the exam, applicants will be registered to take the physical abilities test.

Physical Test
Applicants must pass the Peace Officers Physical Abilities Test (POPAT). The POPAT is conducted at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Kinesiology. Applicants must register with Recruiting by submitting the Testing Registration Form to . The cost to take the test is $50.00, cash only. Please print the POPAT Waiver Form and have it signed by your family physician before you participate in the physical test. For further information on the POPAT Course and to view the course layout, please click here. To view a video about the POPAT click here.

An 8 week POPAT Preparation Program is available. For details contact Jason Weber at 306-966-1006 or e-mail him at .

Application and Initial Interview
Upon successful completion of both of the tests, complete and submit the Constable Application Form and Personal Disclosure Form. Applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will participate in a pre-employment interview. This detailed interview will include questions on each applicant’s understanding of policing and why he or she has chosen policing as a career.

Polygraph Examination
This is an employment interview conducted by a Sergeant trained and certified in the use of a polygraph instrument.

Psychological Interview
Applicants participate in a psychological interview.

Application Part 2
Complete and submit the second part of the application package including the vision form.

Background Investigation
Background checks are completed by a recruiting unit investigator. References are contacted to determine if an applicant’s personal history, traits and characteristics are suitable for a career in policing. People contacted for these interviews include present and past employers and colleagues, family members, long-time friends, neighbors and landlords.

Panel Interview
Selected candidates will participate in final panel interview with executive recruiting and human resource personnel.

Medical Exam and Selection Decision
Applicants who successfully complete all stages of the selection process are offered employment, subject to a successful medical examination.

Swearing In Ceremony
Successful candidates will be sworn in at a ceremony in Saskatoon. The recruits attend the Saskatchewan Police College in Regina for an 18 week Basic Training program.

Field Training
Upon successful completion, recruits will train with an experienced officer for a period of six months.