The hiring of Campus Safety Officers is a seven step process.

Step 1 – Application

Applications for all positions in the Campus Safety Services must be submitted through the Department of Human Resources at

Step 2 – Initial Interview

An initial interview will be conducted by the Shift Managers of the Patrol Services Division to check the suitability of applicants. This interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and will be a general discussion of the applicant’s work experience.

Step 3 – Hiring Board

Those applicants that are determined suitable at the Initial Interview will move on to the formal hiring board. This Board is normally comprised of the Patrol Services Operations Manager, one Shift Manager, a Human Resources Specialist and a member of the Carleton community. This is a behaviour and competency-based interview.

Please Note: Applicants are required to bring a current Police Record Check (for Employment with the Vulnerable Sector) and a valid First Aid and Level A CPR certificate (must not expire within the first year of employment) to the board interview.

Step 4 – Aptitude and Physical Testing

Those applicants that are determined suitable by the hiring board will be required to undergo a written aptitude and physical fitness test. The testing process for Special Constables can be seen on the Applicant Testing Services website at

Step 5 – Psychological Assessment

Those applicants that successfully complete the written and physical testing will be required to undergo a written psychological assessment and a follow-up interview with a psychologist.

Step 6 – Reference Check

Applicants that successfully complete all required testing and assessment will then undergo a thorough reference check including a neighbourhood visit and credit check.

Step 7 – Offer of Employment

Applicants that pass the reference check will be offered a position and a start date will be determined.