The process to become an officer is a long and thorough process to see if candidates have what it takes for a career in law enforcement.
Once recruited by the Belleville Police Service, candidates receive one week of in house training before heading off for three months of training at the Ontario Police College. From there, potential constables undertake two week in service training led by Cst. Pat Comeau.
Parts of their training with the training branch include learning techniques and skills that will help candidates when they join the front line of policing.
This includes written tests regarding certain procedures such as proper taser control, as well as training for certain scenarios constables might face during their line of work, an example of this is a scenario of how to handle an interaction with a hostile person.
The importance of training is key, as high-stress situations are a part of being an officer. Training helps our officers evaluate situations to ensure that their response will be at the level needed to many the city of Belleville a safer community.