We're hiring the next generation
of police officers
We're looking for compassionate, community-minded leaders that reflect the
diverse communities of Edmonton and values of the EPS. Join us, we're hiring.
A connection to community
With over a million residents, EPS Officers work closely with Edmonton's diverse communities to strengthen public trust
A passion for service and safety
Dedicated to protect. Proud to serve.
These are guiding principles EPS officers strive to provide Edmontonians around
the clock, everyday.
A helping hand
EPS Officers are trained to provide
service with compassion; understanding Edmonton's unique community needs
Doing the right things, for the right reasons. Ensuring every action and decision reflect the values of the Edmonton Police Service both internally and externally. Our actions strive to uphold the trust we build and strengthen with the communities and people we serve.
Striving to pursue excellence through creative approaches. We aim to utilize current technologies, equipment, and collective skill sets to best serve our communities.
Holding responsibility for our decisions and actions. Ensuring we know our role, pledged to serve Edmonton to the best of our ability. We strive to always act in the best interest of our collective goals.
Maintaining strength in the face of challenge. Our members display psychological and physical resilience to answer the call of service to Edmonton, everyday.
Treating others as we would like to be treated. Showing compassion through service ensures others are treated equally and without judgement.
Respecting and honouring the diverse communities we serve. We are driven by a community-policing model and strive to achieve a safe, vibrant city through relationships with the communities we serve.
Can I become a Police Officer?
We're interested in what you can bring to the Edmonton Police Service. Discover what it takes to join the EPS.
About the Career
Explore career options with dozens of roles across multiple units. Utilize and develop your skills helping people, everyday.
Requirements of an EPS Officer
We have expectations of who is selected to become the next generation of police officers serving Edmonton. Our members must display a high degree of personal integrity, sound judgement, intelligence, decision making, maturity, common sense and much more. The EPS has six core values: Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Innovation, Courage and Community. EPS officers embody these traits and guide the foundations of being a successful EPS officer.
EPS provides the required tools and training to ensure new recruits are equipped for recruit training. Effective police officers are constantly learning and improving their skill-sets to improve the service they can provide the citizens of Edmonton. We offer continued education options for police officers.
Maintaining a balanced lifestyle is essential to ensure both your mental and physical health is in check. Looking after yourself ensures you are best prepared to handle the changing demands of a policing career. EPS provides police officers with the resources needed to ensure you are prepared for both the mental and physical requirements of a policing career.
Every new EPS officer begins their career in patrol. Police officers work in shift rotations and may include anywhere from 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts rotating between days and nights. These are set schedules that come as an expectation of the job.
Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.
Canadian citizenship or legal permanent residence (certificate of citizenship and/or birth certificate or permanent resident documentation)
Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (graduated driver's licence is not acceptable)
Good driving record (maximum of five demerits). Must be comfortable operating a vehicle in busy driving conditions
Good written and verbal skills. Written communication testing will be included in the selection process
Certificate in standard first aid (must be a minimum 16-hour course, approved through Provincial Occupational Health and Safety. Certificate must be issued within one year prior to the date of application. Re-qualification may be necessary for some components after one year)
A current “Level C” certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (must have standards equivalent to those of the Canadian/American Heart and Stroke Foundation. Verify with the training agency that a CPR certification is included in the first aid certification).
The EPS requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to any approved request for accommodation on the basis of a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act. Candidates who are successful in being offered a position as a Recruit Constable will be required to provided proof of being fully vaccinated prior to their start date (or if they believe they require human rights accommodation, they will have the opportunity to make a request for such accommodation at that time).
Physical condition - ensuring you are prepared to pass the physical readiness evaluation is a component of the process.
Character - your values must align with those of the Edmonton Police Service.
The Edmonton Police Service follows a detailed, eight stage process that is designed to help identify and select the most qualified applicants to become Edmonton's newest police officers.
From start to finish, the process may take two to four months to complete.
to the future of policing
EPS is driven to deliver community based policing through multiple programs, services and initiatives
Service and Safety
EPS officers are dedicated to protect and proud to serve the public by addressing crime, harm and disorder
A Helping Hand
EPS is dedicated to provide equitable service with compassion, understanding and transparency
Stories from those who serve.
Meet a few Edmonton Police Officers. They come from different cities, speak different languages and have different reasons for joining. Collectively, their aligned values serve the diverse communities of Edmonton, everyday.
Learn more on who we're hiring.