*CANDIDATE PREPARATION LIST*
1. First Nations Policing Program
Review the introduction, purpose, objectives, policy principles and funding to better understand First Nations Policing.http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/cntrng-crm/plcng/brgnl-plcng/index-eng.aspx
2. The Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)
The NAN Directory provides information on the names of the NAN communities, along with the contact numbers for the Chiefs and Council for each community. Most of these communities have websites and you are encouraged to call or visit the communities or their websites to learn more about the people that we serve and protect. If you speak with a Band Councillor, please request to speak with the Councillor in charge of the Policing Portfolio. www.nan.on.ca
3. Call our Detachments
Speak to our officers about the work, community, health & safety, travel costs, expenses, working alone, effect on family and social life, schooling, shifts, overtime, etc. You must speak to two officers from each of the three Regions, also be sure to broaden your contact to capture information from the far north communities and the road-access communities. You will find a telephone directory on our naps.ca website under “Contact” or click here for our Northeast Region Detachment phone list, Central Region Detachment phone list and our Northwest Region Detachment phone list.
4. Flight Travel Research
Our officers must pay for their own travel in and out of their posted detachment/community. You should research the airlines that fly in northern Ontario, their airfares, their cargo rates, their routes, and which major city or town they commute to and from. NAPS only pays for the initial arrival to detachment/community including cargo, or for any NAPS-initiated detachment transfers. For more information about which airlines serve our region visit Wasaya Airways, Nakina Air Service, Thunder Airlines or Air Creebec
5. Online Search – “Police Competency Interview”
The results of this search will assist in preparing you for an interview. Familiarize yourself with essential competency interview (ECI) questions and how to properly answer the questions.
Other Resources & Information:
NAPS Ride Along
This is an opportunity for an applicant to gain perspective on how our officers travel in and out of the communities and also get introduced to NAN community members. At your own expense, you may fly in a remote northern community and complete a ride along. Arrangements for lodging and meals would also be made by the applicant. To make arrangements for a ride along, please use the detachment telephone list and ask for the Sergeant for the detachment you wish to ride along with.
Fit to Serve – Preparing for the PREP
The Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP) is the name of the physical skills and abilities test. The purpose of this guide is: to inform you about the individual components of the PREP, how to successfully complete each, and how you will be evaluated; to provide exercise training guidelines to help you improve your capability to succeed at the PREP test, and; to show you how to test your readiness for the PREP.
Pre-Exercise Clearance and Consent
Before beginning any new fitness program, please download and complete one or both of the following two forms: Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) and the Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (PARmed-X).
Fitness Training Resources
PREP Test (Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police) Effective October 31, 2015, Applicant Testing Services announces a NEW PREP Test. The PREP Test is part of the O.A.C.P. Certificate of Results. Please follow the link below and scroll down the page to section 3 to review the test components and to view a video of the PREP Test.
This Learn to Run program is designed to have you running approximately 5 Km by the end of a nine week training period. www.runforlife.ca/running-programs/training-regimens/learn-to-run/
Driver’s Licences – Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
Having a valid, Ontario Class ‘G’ Driver’s Licence is a requirement to apply for a constable position with NAPS. Visit this site if you have any questions about driver’s licenses and to view the online Driver’s Handbook. Additionally, keep a clean driving record and drive safely.
Are you a licensed driver for a province other than Ontario? In order to change your licence over to Ontario, a Full-Level driver with a minimum of two years’ experience, you then attend a Service Ontario office to get an on the spot eye exam and licence. If Full-Level driver with less than two years’ experience, you are considered an Ontario G2 level and you must first get your full two years of driving experience and then book a road test in Ontario. If you are a Novice Class driver, you cannot switch over your licence. Please contact Service Ontario at: 1-416-235-2999 or toll free 1-800-387-3445(Canada wide) or visit your local Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office. www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/