Selection criteria

To become a police cadet, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Enrolled in policing techniques*
  • Satisfy the requirements of a security and integrity check
  • Have a good knowledge of French and working knowledge of English
  • Have at least one year of work or volunteering experience
  • Be prepared to work on stand-by duty an average of 35 hours a week (days, evenings, nights with a few exceptions, weekdays and weekends), from the beginning of June until the end of August

* If there are too few policing techniques candidates, we accept applications from anyone enrolled in Cégep or university or with a DEC or university diploma.

New : Police cadets who stand out for the quality of their work with the SPVM will be given priority in the selection process and hired more quickly as neighbourhood police officers.

To become a police cadet, candidates must successfully complete all the selection process steps, such as the selection interview, security and integrity check, as well as the training. A medical exam will be required for the candidates who are not studying in a policing techniques.