Corman Park Police Service Employment Opportunities

How to apply to become a police officer with the Corman Park Police Service

Requirements under the Saskatchewan Police Act

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Successful completion of Standard First Aid and CPR (Level C) in the previous two years
  • Certified by a medical practitioner to be in good mental and physical health and fit for duty as a member of a police service
  • Uncorrected visual acuity of 20/60 or better in both eyes, or 20/40 in one eye and 20/100 in the other eye, correctable to at least 20/30.
  • Must have a good command of the English language, both oral and written
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence, class 5.
  • Must undergo a criminal record check
  • Must be free of any criminal activity, detected or undetected, in the previous three years
  • Must have a good driving record
  • Must submit to truth verification tests

The process:

Stage 1 – Submission of Application Forms and supporting documents

  1. Submit an application form Corman Park Police Application Form here 
  2. Provide a colour copy of your driver’s licence.
  3. Submit a copy of your grade 12 transcript or other document showing completion of grade 12 or equivalent education.
  4. Submit copies of certificates showing completion of Standard First Aid and CPR Basic Life Support – Level C dated within the previous two years.

Stage 2 – SIGMA Test

If the application and supporting documents reveal that you meet the basic requirements, you will be contacted to write an educational exam known as SIGMA.  If you have written the test previously while applying to another police service, you should advise us and we will contact them and obtain your results and apply them to your application in our process.

Stage 3 – Preliminary Interview

If you meet the basic requirements and have successfully completed the SIGMA test, you will be invited to attend a preliminary interview at which time your application will be reviewed with you in preparation for a background investigation.

Stage 4 – Background Investigation

An investigator will be assigned to contact people listed in your application such as family and past employers to determine if you are a suitable candidate for employment as a police officer.  It is at this stage that you will be directed to attend at a designated police station to be fingerprinted for a criminal record check.

Stage 5 – Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT)

If successful in the previous stages you will be asked to take a POPAT test which is done at the U of S.  The POPAT is an occupational requirement for police officers in Saskatchewan.  It is an obstacle course type of test that simulates the physical fitness requirements related to police work.  To pass the test, an applicant must complete the course in 4 minutes, 45 seconds to gain entrance to the Police College, and 4 minutes, 15 seconds to graduate.

The U of S runs a POPAT Training Program that assists applicants in preparing to take the test.  This training includes two 90 minute sessions per week for two months and costs $210.  The POPAT test costs the applicant $75 to run.   That expense is the responsibility of the applicant.  It is highly recommended that you take the training if you have not previously participated in the POPAT.  Anyone who has successfully completed the POPAT in the previous year with another department may have their result applied to their application with the CPPS, however, if you are successful and are hired by the CPPS, your employment will be conditional on successfully completing the POPAT within 30 days of attending the Saskatchewan Police College.

Stage 6 – Polygraph Examination

At this stage, successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview to be conducted by a trained polygraph operator, to determine the truthfulness of the applicant.  The basis of the test will be the questions on the personal disclosure form, which was completed in stage 1.  This is why it is very important that applicants are truthful and forthright on their personal disclosure form.  Any attempt at deception may result in the applicant being deemed unsuitable.

Stage 7 – Formal Interview

Applicants who have been successful up to this point will be invited to a formal interview with the Chief of Police to make a further assessment as to their suitability for employment as a police officer.

Stage 8 – Conditional Offer of Employment

At this stage a successful candidate will be made a conditional offer of employment.  That offer will be conditional upon the following:

  1. A medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner to certify that the candidate is suitable physically and mentally for employment as a police officer.
  2. A vision examination to determine if the applicant meets the vision standards.
  3. A passing POPAT test within 30 days of attendance at the Saskatchewan Police College.

Successful candidates will be enrolled in the Saskatchewan Police College and will be paid an allowance of $1250 every two weeks while in attendance at the College.  Recruits are not eligible for any benefits at this stage.  Upon graduation from the Police College the recruit will be sworn in as a police officer and will commence a period of probation of one year.  After being sworn in as a police constable the member will earn a starting salary of $63,247 per year.  The member will then be enrolled in the Municipal Employee’s Pension Plan (MEPP) at a rate of %12.5, which will be matched by the employer.  Medical and Dental coverage will commence for the member after the completion of three months service, at which time they will be enrolled in a coverage plan with Sun Life.  Members are allotted three weeks of annual vacation per year.  New members will be asked to agree to a three year contract of service before seeking employment with any other police service.  This ensures that the employer, who has made an investment in the member’s training, receives the benefit of that investment.


Recruits are enrolled at the Saskatchewan Police College, which is located on the grounds of the University of Regina.  The recruit is provided with accommodations and meals while in attendance at the College.  They undertake a 20 week course in a variety of policing studies which include law enforcement, self-defence, firearms, driving, physical fitness, drill and other skill sets.  Upon successful completion of the course of study, recruits return to their home service for a period of field training.  This involves pairing the officer with an experienced Field Training Officer for a period of three to six months for on-the-job training and assessment.


The Corman Park Police Service has yearly pay increments for the first four years of an officer’s service, and then again at the tenth year.  The current pay table is as follows:





1st year Constable




2nd year Constable




3rd year Constable




4th year Constable




10th year Constable






All officers will be expected to work shifts and coverage will be 24 hours.  The current shift schedule is 12 hour shifts, but may be subject to change to meet the needs of the Service.

Kit and Clothing

Uniforms and equipment will be provided by the Service.  Each member receives an annual allowance of $510 to offset the costs of maintenance and upkeep.  Footwear is to be purchased by the member as a part of this allowance.

If you are interested in a career with the Corman Park Police Service, start by making an application as laid out in Stage 1.  Drop the application and associated documents off at our office at 111 Pinehouse Dr., Saskatoon, in person, or forward by mail to:

Chief of Police
Corman Park Police Service
111 Pinehouse Dr.
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 5W1