Diverse Candidates Sought

Photo of the blog author By Constable Jennifer Sidhu,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 1:18 p.m. May 30, 2014
Updated: 1:21 p.m. May 30, 2014

On Saturday, May 24, the Toronto Police Employment Unit hosted a South Asian & Middle Eastern woman’s recruitment session at the Toronto Police College.

A group of men and women standing around a half wall and a dummy in a school gym
Recruiting and Ambassardors constables as well as Toronto Police Rovers helped participants through the PREP session

This is one of many proactive community outreach initiatives directed towards Toronto’s diverse communities.

The potential candidates received an overview of the requirements and evaluation standards of the application process to become a Toronto police constable.  In addition they had the opportunity to complete the Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP) test, which tests their level of physical fitness.  Candidates were guided through the obstacle course by Constables Cindy Chung and Humayun Khan of the Employment Unit.

Personal accounts and experiences of the different aspects of policing were provided to the potential candidates by Constable Carla Johnston and myself.  

Johnston said she has had a great career. 

“Being a police officer has been an amazing and enjoyable experience.  If you really want a career in policing, train hard and prepare before applying," she told potential applicants.

AnneMarie Henry  the Manager of Employment said the event was a success.

“The Service is very proud to be engaging the women in our communities to introduce them to a career in Policing.   The South Asian / Middle Eastern Women General Information and PREP session was an excellent platform to provide information and training on Policing in an environment that is be comfortable and encouraging to the participants," Henry said.

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