Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - Where History Meets Opportunity

Phone: 902.532.2043

Police Recruitment

*Annapolis Royal Police Service will accept resumes and keep them on file for a period of 6 months*



Current Openings

The Annapolis Royal Police Service is always accepting applications for part-time experienced officers.



Police Officer Pre-Requisites

You must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident at time of application
  • be 19 years of age
  • hold a valid driver’s licence
  • be a graduate of a recognized police training program
  • have a grade 12 education (Academic Math and English or GED equivalent)
  • be free of a criminal record
  • PROS training would be an asset

Application Process

If you meet the pre-requisites, forward your resume and cover letter identifying any additional assets you may possess that would be an asset to ARPS along with copies (originals will not be returned) of the documents list below to:

Annapolis Royal Police Service
285 St George St
Po Box 310
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
B0S 1A0

Attention: Recruiting
or by email  to the address found on the application forms .

  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Current Motor Vehicle Driver’s Abstract (must be valid within 3 months of application deadline)
  • Academic Grade 12 transcript
  • Certificate from a police training program
  • Valid standard first aid certificate
  • Valid CPR Level “C” certificate
  • Three letters of reference (professional)

Where do I get these certifications?

You or someone in your family should have copies of your birth certificate, academic Grade 12 transcript and your driver’s license. You can apply for and get your driver’s abstract by visiting any Access Nova Scotia office. There is a nominal charge for this service. If you live outside of Nova Scotia , you can visit your local Motor Vehicle Registry office.

St. John Ambulance, the Canadian Red Cross and the Life Saving Society offer Standard First Aid and CPR training.

Competition Process

Only applicants selected to take part in the competition process will be contacted.

Board Interview

The interview is designed to assess if the applicant possess the competencies required to be a member of the Annapolis Royal Police Service. The interview consists of behavioral based scenario questions. Behavioral questions require the candidate to provide specific examples from their life experience.

ARPS competencies are:
Adaptability/Decisiveness, Initiative, Conflict resolution/Interpersonal Skills/Teamwork, Organizational Skills, Stress management, Valuing service & Diversity.

Reference Checks/Security Clearances

Applicants will be investigated to determine if they are suited for a position with the Annapolis Royal Police Service. Applicants will be required to provide a list of professional references. The department will be speaking with previous employers, supervisors and co-workers, police and non-police. You will be required to sign a consent form which authorizes the Annapolis Royal Police Service to interview references.

Conditional Offer Of Employment

The successful applicants will be provided a conditional offer of employment and will commence employment with the department. The continuation of employment with ARPS is dependent on the applicant successfully completing all the requirements of the conditional offer of employment within the allotted time frames.

The conditions are:

Polygraph ( If Required )

A polygraph examination will be arranged by ARPS. The results of the polygraph examination must support that the applicant’s ethics and character are suitable to be a member of ARPS.

PARE Testing ( If Required )

Applicants must complete the Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation. Not required if completed within the past 12 months. Documentation of proof required.

Financial Background/Credit Check

Applicant must provide a current Credit Report provided by Equifax or Trans Union.

Medical Exam

Applicants must successfully meet the standards of the Annapolis Royal Police Service, and the Province of Nova Scotia. The medical exam can be conducted by a physician designated by ARPS or by completion of medical by own doctor.

Eye Exam

Applicants must successfully meet the vision standards of ARPS as follows:

  • Uncorrected Vision: (without eyewear and without squinting): 6/18 (20/60) in each eye, or 6/12 (20/40) in one eye and up to 6/30 (20/100) in the other.
  • Corrected Vision: (with eyewear) 6/6 (20/20) in one eye and up to 6/9 (20/30) in the other.
  • Color Vision: must be normal (assessed on each individual basis). Visual Fields: must be normal.
  • Laser Surgery: Candidates who have undergone Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy (P.R.K.) or Laser corrective surgery must provide written proof from a recognized optometrist confirming the following criteria:
    • The visual acuity standards are met
    • There are no corneal opacities, double vision, halo or glare problems
    • Night vision has been tested and found to be normal
    • The candidate has not undergone any laser or other corrective surgery for a full 3 months prior to the examination.

Primary Residence

Police personnel must reside within 20 kms of Annapolis Royal .

Experienced Officers

ARPS does accept applications from experienced officers. The same hiring process is used for all applicants. If an experienced officer is hired they may be eligible for a starting on a higher  pay scale dependent on the length and type of policing experience.

Criminal Records Check Request

Application Forms required for employment as Police officer with ARPS.

SCQ V1 2021

Regular Member Application 2021

The following forms can be printed off for ease to add to application package for signature.

Application Documents to print 2021


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