There are currently 145 authorized civilian positions within the Windsor Police Service, excluding Cadet positions.

Civilians provide clerical support to divisions within the Police Service such as Emergency 911, Data Entry Unit, CPIC/Charge Processing, Information Services, Technology Services, Patrol Services, Investigation Services, Human Resources, Financial Services, Planning & Physical Resources and Operational Support.

These positions can range from entry level to requiring specific clerical, technical or analytical skills.

If we are unable to find the ideal candidate for a vacancy through our internal job posting process, we will recruit externally.  Our selection process involves each of the following steps:


  • Conducting a search for candidates through various recruitment efforts including but not excluded to postings on our website, local newspapers, Facebook and Twitter
  • Screening applicants to ensure the minimum requirements are met
  • Administering tests for applicants, which range from written and practical tests such as general English proficiency and keyboarding and CritiCall testing for all Communications positions
  • Holding in-depth structured interviews based upon the essential competencies identified for the position
  • Conducting a background investigation which includes thorough records checks for criminal history, reference checks and a home visit
  • Psychological testing and assessment required for many civilian positions within the service
  • Pre-employment medical testing
  • Offering employment to the successful candidate