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STEP 4: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

The background investigation is a one on one interview held with a background Investigator assigned to the applicant. The interview is approximately three hours in length and is conducted in a private office setting. Prior to the interview the applicant will be provided with specific instructions as to what documentation he or she will be required to submit for their interview.

New Officers

This is not an interview that an applicant can prepare for. The Investigator will delve into various facets of an applicants personal and professional life. Given the nature of a Policing career and level of professionalism expected of Police Officers by members of the public, this interview is comprehensive and relevant.

Upon completion of the interview the background Investigator will commence their investigation into an applicants suitability for employment with the Winnipeg Police Service.

SELECTED

  • Successful applicants will proceed to Step 5*.
*IN ORDER TO PROCEED, successful applicants must possess:
  • A valid Manitoba Class 4 driver’s license.
  • A valid St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red CrossStandard First Aid Certificate and a Level C Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate or equivalent by another service provider**.
**For equivalency the service provider must complete the Winnipeg Police Service First Aid/CPR Report Form.

NOT SELECTED

Should an applicant fail to meet one or more of the established Competency Measures, the Winnipeg Police Service will advise the applicant, in writing, of their eligibility to re-apply.