Prepare for NAPS

NAPS will accept applications from people meeting the following requirements. You MUST HAVE all of the following seven (7) requirements before you can apply:

Check off which requirements you meet.

  • You must be 19 years of age or older

  • You must be a Citizen of Canada or a Permanent Resident

  • You must have a completed Grade 12 education diploma or equivalency

  • You must have no criminal record

    For which a pardon has not been received or an absolute/conditional discharge that has not been sealed.

    For information about obtaining a "pardon" (record suspension) visit the Parole Board of Canada website for
    more information.

  • You must have a valid O.A.C.P. Certificate of Results

    For more information about obtaining your O.A.C.P. certificate please visit Applicant Testing Services

  • You must have an up-to-date First Aid/CPR certificate

    For more information about first aid/CPR certifications visit the Red Cross or St. John's Ambulance.

  • You must have a valid Class G driver's License

    No restrictions (NAPS requires a colour photocopy prior to hiring).

    Visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for details how to obtain your Class G driver's license

Did you check these seven requirements? If so please review our Candidate Preparation list below before applying to become a NAPS Officer.


If you are interested in a policing career with the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service, please complete the following Candidate Preparation List before you complete & send in an application:

Read, review & be familiar with the following 4 topics and be able to present knowledge on these topics.

1.  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.

2. 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 one officer from each of the 3 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 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.

3. 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 regions visit Wasaya Airways, North Star Air, Nakina Air Service, Thunder Airlines or Air Creebec

4. 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

To make arrangements for a ride along, please use the detachment telephone list to contact the Sergeant for the detachment you wish to ride along with.  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.

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: 2018 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q+) and the Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+).

Click Here To Download the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (pdf)

Click Here To Download the Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (pdf)

Fitness Training Resources

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.  You can also download an mp3 of the Shuttle Run (beep test).
This Learn to Run program is designed to have you running approximately 5 Km by the end of a nine week training period.

Driver’s Licence – 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.