Blue Line

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Blue Line Expo 2022
April 28, 2022 at 11:00am ET


HRP recruitment

When hiring, Halifax Regional Police looks for compassionate and community-minded people to join its service. Halifax Regional Police encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply, including those who may not immediately see themselves as a police officer. At Halifax Regional Police, you will contribute directly to the well-being and safety of people in our community. A career in policing offers variety, professional development, advancement and job security. Click here to learn more about Halifax Regional Police.



HRP history:

The Halifax region operates under an integrated policing model with both a municipal service, Halifax Regional Police, and a contracted police service, Halifax District RCMP, serving the citizens of the municipality. Halifax Regional Police is responsible for policing the urban core, which consists of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and all communities extending from Bedford to Sambro Loop.

Halifax Regional Police has a long and proud history of serving the citizens of Halifax. Its history dates back to 1864, when the Halifax Police Department was formally established. Halifax Regional Police was formed in April 1996 when the police departments of Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford were dissolved and merged into one police service following the creation of Halifax Regional Municipality.



HRP composition:

Under the leadership of Chief Dan Kinsella, Halifax Regional Police is made up of the Chief’s Office and six divisions, each with various units and sections:

1. Patrol Division
2. Criminal Investigation Division
3. Support Division
4. Administration Division
5. Corporate Affairs Division
6. Professional Standards Division



Officer compensation:

Halifax Regional Police offers salaries that are competitive with all mid to large size municipal police services in the country. They are on a graduated scale, based on years of service. The annual constable base salary ranges from $64,677.43 to $107,795 (as of April 1, 2022). Halifax Regional Police through the Halifax Regional Police Association provides a great benefits package to employees and their families. Paid vacation, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, professional development opportunities and employee assistance programs are just a sample of what we offer to improve quality of life and well-being for our employees.


Halifax as a city to work:

Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, is a beautiful and historic city. It is considered a mid-size city filled with unique excursions, delicious restaurants, shopping, museums and galleries. Located along the Atlantic Ocean, citizens can see breath-taking views of both land and sea. Today, Halifax is the most multicultural city in Nova Scotia. We are proud of the mix of cultures, languages and histories that help make this a truly international city. Click here to learn more about Halifax as a city to live and work



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