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Lateral Entry/Rehire - Frequently Asked Questions

- To What address do I send my letter to the Chief?

- Will the Toronto Police Service contact my present Service?

- Will I be entitled to annual leave upon being hired by the Toronto Police Service?

- I have presently accumulated 10 years of service with my current agency. Is this seniority transferrable?

- When will I start to receiving benefits?

- Will my current pension be transferrable?

- I have presently attained the rank of 1st class constable. Will I maintain my rank?

- Does my current years of service count towards Service/retention pay?

- What training will I receive?

 

Q: To What address do I send my letter to the Chief?

A: Chief of Police Mark Saunders
Toronto Police Service
40 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2J3

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Q: Will the Toronto Police Service contact my present police service?

A: Yes. However, the applicant will be advised before any contact is made with the current police service. This usually takes place at the end of the process.

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Q: Will I be entitled to annual leave upon being hired by the Toronto Police Service?

A: A successful applicant will receive a credit of 80 hours of lieu time (equivalent of two weeks leave). This is non-cashable and has to be used within the first year of employment.

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Q: I have presently accumulated 10 years of service with my current agency. Is this seniority transferrable?

A: Lateral Entry applicants are considered new hires. There is no consideration given to previous service with other police agencies.

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Q: When will I start to receive benefits?

A: Benefits such as dental and medical commence on date of hire.

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Q: Will my current pension be transferrable?

A: The Toronto Police Service is a member of the OMERS pension plan. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact OMERS regarding the transfer of an existing pension.

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Q: I have presently attained the rank of 1st class constable. Will I maintain my rank?

A: Up to and including first class constable, applicants will be accepted at their current rank. Sergeants and above, the incoming rank will be dependent on the needs and requirements of the Service at time of hire. Contact Toronto Police Service Benefits and Employment Unit for details.

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Q: Does my current years of service count towards service/retention pay?

A: Lateral Entry/Rehire applicants are considered new hires. Previous service does not count towards the calculation of service/retention pay.

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Q: What training will I receive?

A: Lateral Entry: 3 weeks at the Toronto Police College or as deemed necessary by The Toronto Police College.
Rehire applicants: Contact The Toronto Police Service Benefits and Employment Unit for details.

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