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Minimum Standards

1. AGE  

Not less than 18 years of age.


2. RESIDENCY  

Must be a Canadian citizen or Landed Immigrant. 


3. EDUCATION  

Completed Grade XII in Manitoba, or achieved a Grade XII standing through General Education Development (G.E.D.) or a standing the Chief of Police deems not less than Gr. XII in Manitoba.  May require assessment by Manitoba Department of Education.


4. DRIVING LICENCE  

To Apply: Hold at minimum a valid/subsisting Man. class 5.0 driverís licence or equivalent from another province/ territory of Canada. Before Hiring: This must be upgraded to a class 4.0 driver's licence.


5. HEALTH  

Excellent health and physical condition. Applicants chosen to progress through the competition must successfully pass a physical fitness test. Do not underestimate this requirement. Study the criteria carefully and prepare in advance.


6. CRIMINAL RECORD  

No criminal record for which a Pardon has not been granted prior to submitting the application.  An application will not be processed while the applicant is facing criminal charges or charges under another federal statute.


7. VISION  

A. Aided & Unaided Visual Acuity
Applicants who require visual aids (glasses or contact lenses) must have vision of 20/60 (6/18) in one eye, 20/200 (6/60) in the other OR a combination of 20/80 (6/24) in both eyes, or better, without visual aids. Vision must be corrected to 20/30 (6/9) in each eye. The procedure of orthokeratology is not acceptable as a means of visual acuity enhancement.
B. Binocular Vision
a) Vertical Eye Muscle Imbalance - maximum of 1 prism diopter of deviation.
b) Horizontal Eye Muscle Imbalance (in distance viewing) - maximum of: I) 5 prism diopters overconvergence,
II) 8 prism diopters divergence.
C. Color Vision
Applicants must also pass the Titmus color plate test, the Ishihara color plate test, or the Farnsworth D-15 color vision test.

D. Laser Eye Surgery

The same standards apply to applicants having laser eye surgery, except that there is a further minimum six month waiting period from the date the last eye was corrected, for the purpose of assessing both vision and stability.

Vision which does not meet these standards, will be cause for rejection.


8. OTHER ASSETS:  

- Good writing skills. Once again many candidates underestimate this requirement. An integral component of a police officer's duties is their ability to write effectively. A spelling/grammar test and an essay are included in the competition.

- Be of good moral character.


CANDIDATES EITHER DO OR DO NOT POSSESS THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS SET FORTH.


NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO ESTABLISHED STANDARDS.

Wording in the Official Application Package overrides any possible inconsistencies on these website pages.