About NAPS

The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service serves 34 First Nation communities in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Territory. Our officers police an area that equals two-thirds of the province of Ontario, from the Manitoba border up the James Bay Coast over to the Quebec border.  For more information on the communities that NAPS serves, contact numbers for our detachments, flight information, the Essential Competencies Interview, etc., please go to “Prepare for NAPS” and go through the Candidate Preparation List.

NAPS is looking to hire individuals from the Indigenous area we serve, and/or those who have a demonstrated knowledge of NAPS and First Nation people and culture. The constables are expected to be academically and physically strong and well prepared for the requirements of the Ontario Police College.  Officers fly in and out of their northern postings.  NAPS subsidizes 13 flights per year, the amount varies with location. We are interested in hiring people who are serious about a policing career with our service and who have truly considered what is required to be a NAPS constable (see: Candidate Preparation List).

To read media releases from NAPS, please visit our main website naps.ca

Duties of a Nishnawbe Aski Police Service Officer

The following are examples of the tasks an officer will complete on a regular basis.
Please review them to determine if you are suited for this line of work.

  • preparation of administrative and statistical reports
  • attend or prepare community policing events/presentations
  • preparation of occurrence reporting system reports
  • make entries into occurrence books
  • maintenance of a daily journal
  • conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations and be thoroughly conversant with criminal matters in the Native Community.
  • interrogation of suspects, interviewing witnesses and development of informants
  • enforcement of Criminal Code and other Federal Statutes
  • enforcement of Provincial Statutes (H.T.A.,L.L.A., etc.), where applicable
  • investigating accidents
  • effect arrests under Federal and Provincial Legislation
  • attend Criminal and Traffic Court
  • attend Post-Mortem Examinations
  • attend Coroners inquests
  • communicate with First Nation Council

All successful candidates must pass the Ontario Police College Basic Constable Training program.

All constables who accept an offer of employment must submit a $11,065.00 refundable payment prior to attending the Ontario Police College. The refundable payment is required for costs associated for Basic Constable Training.

Salaries and Benefits

Salary, Effective January 1, 2020

* Constable-in-Training position is not enrolled in the pension or benefits package.

*Constable-in-Training (OPC)$55,989.00 $2,153.42 $26.92
4th Class Constable (0-14 Months) $71,387.58 $2,745.68 $34.32
3rd Class Constable (14-28 Months) $81,592.12 $3,138.16 $39.23
2nd Class Constable (28-42 Months) $90,771.26 $3,491.20 $43.64
1st Class Constable (42+ Months) $101,983.73 $3,922.45 $49.03


1-8 years of service   15 days

9-12 years of service  20 days

13-24 years of service 25 days

25 + years of service   30 days


Life Insurance 300% of annual earnings to a maximum of $120,000 (employees may choose to top up to $500,000 at their own expense)
Dependent LifeSpouse - $10,000 Child - $5000
Short-term Disability65% of weekly pay to a maximum of $700/week for a maximum of seventeen weeks
Long-term Disability75% of weekly pay to a maximum of $3200 per month
Healthcare100% - private hospital room, prescription medicine reimbursement $750 annually chiropractors, physiotherapists, podiatrists, naturopaths, osteopaths, psychologists/social workers, speech therapists, massage therapists, audiologists
VisionEye exams one every 24 months Glasses and contact lenses - $200 every 24 months
Dental100% - Basic Coverage (to a maximum of $1500/annually) 100% - Accidental Dental Injury Coverage (unlimited) 80% - Major Coverage (to a maximum of $1500/annually) 50% - Orthodontic Coverage (to a maximum of $1500/lifetime)


All full-time uniform employees are members of the Ontario Pension Board plan. This is a defined plan and rates are set by the OPB based on annual salary; contributions are taken bi-weekly through pre-authorized payroll deductions. Nishnawbe Aski Police Service matches all contributions.

Think NAPS is the right career choice for you? View our Requirements, Qualifications and Candidate Preparation List.