• Thanks for stopping by. Logging in to a registered account will remove all generic ads. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Police Services Officers..as in Commisioned Officers

rz350

Full Member
Reaction score
0
Points
210
Just a random curiosity. Do Canadian Police Forces tend to Recruit the Officers (as in inspectors and up) separate, like CF system, or are they all/mostly promoted up from the NCO ranks?
 

Donut

Sr. Member
Reaction score
0
Points
210
There's only one stream in virtually Canadian Police Departments.

While officers may move between departments, and some will keep their rank, you must have been a Constable, Cpl (if applicable) Sgt, etc to make Inspector.
 

Neill McKay

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
0
Points
360
ParaMedTech said:
There's only one stream in virtually Canadian Police Departments.

While officers may move between departments, and some will keep their rank, you must have been a Constable, Cpl (if applicable) Sgt, etc to make Inspector.

I read somewhere (can't recall where) that RCMP members may split at the corporal level or above, i.e. from corporal they either move into the commissioned ranks or carry on to sergeant, staff sergeant, etc.  So while all members start as constables, one need not go all of the way to the top of the NCO ranks before becoming a commisioned officer.
 

Donut

Sr. Member
Reaction score
0
Points
210
Hmmm, interesting, news to me.

I would suspect that this would be for detectives and "specialists".

I recall an RCMP Cpl Detective at UBC Law while I was an undergrad, I wouldn't be at all surprised if he had ended up in the Officer ranks afterwards.
 
Top