Hiring process for the City of Châteauguay Police Department (SPVC)
- Start of process: In January every year, if the needs of the police service require it
- Duration of the process: 3 to 4 months
- Integration period: 2 weeks (paid)
A staff member of the SPVC or of the Human Resources department will contact you at each step of the process to inform you of your result. The SPVC reserves the right to modify the above chronology.
First, you must submit your application at email@example.com.
Your application must include, as attachments, your resume and a cover letter. All other documents must be grouped in a single file (ZIP or PDF format).
Before sending your application, it is important to ensure that your message does not exceeds 10 megabytes (10 MB).
The SPVC will analyze your job application as well as the documents submitted to determine if you meet the hiring criteria and the academic requirements. Ensure that you mark all your jobs, even if they are not all directly related to policing.
A complete file should contain all of the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Birth certificate
- Driver’s license and your driving record at the SAAQ
- Transcript (secondary, college, university and ENPQ)
- Diplomas (secondary, college, university and ENPQ)
- Result of the ENPQ TAP test
- Result of the ENPQ psychometric test
- ENPQ behaviour assessment form (if available)
- Portfolio (if available)
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Note that the other steps only apply if you are selected after the initial selection process.
By consulting a variety of sources (CIPC, CRPQ, MIP, Plumitif and SARC), the SPVC verifies if you meet the requirements of the Police Act:
- Have no criminal record, or;
- Have never committed any reprehensible act that could lead to the rejection of your application as a police officer.
To authorize the SPVC to conduct the verifications, an attestation and authorization form will be e-mailed to you. You have to read, sign and return it to us.
Clarifications may be requested from candidates where necessary.
You should have a functional knowledge of French and a working knowledge of English.
The goal of this assessment is to determine the quality of your oral expression and comprehension in the form of a telephone interview and structured conversation. You should follow the conversation initiated by the administrator and participate actively.
The candidate is subjected to a structured interview by executives of the Police department and representatives of the Human Resources department.
This interview is divided into three blocs:
- Experience (training, work experience and criminal record)
- Personal skills (adaptability, motivation for the job, stress management, team spirit, versatility, relations with citizens, powers and duties, confidentiality, bilingualism, speech, language, voice tone and clarity of message)
- Production of a written report (content and writing skills)
The selection interview is aimed at fairly assessing the skills that are sought in candidates so as to determine if they have the abilities required of an officer of the peace.
Candidates selected after the interview will undergo a detailed medical exam that will determine their ability to work as a police officer; this exam is conducted pursuant to the Police Act.
Following the results of medical tests, selected candidates have to take a psychometric test at the ENPQ. This test is aimed at assessing the cognitive skills and personality factors related to the position in question.
Note that it is not the same psychometric test as the one taken during the admission of students to the ENPQ.
The background check enables the SPVC to ensure that you are of good morality, upright and reliable.
It consists in verifying from various sources (employers, family, neighbours, teachers) if your behaviour meets the requirements of the SPVC.
After completing all the steps of the selection process, your file will be submitted to the SPVC management for overall assessment and approval.