Stories from those who serve.
Constable Bryan Alm is entering his ninth year of policing. He's worked in areas including Patrol for Downtown and Southwest Division, the Community Assertive Services Team (CAST) and the School Resource Officer Unit (SRO).
Bryan is now in the School Resource Officer Unit (SRO) at Archbishop O’Leary High School.
Bryan studied at Grant MacEwan in 2006, obtaining a diploma in Police and Security and had applied with the EPS in 2011. After receiving a deferral, he decided to pursue further education at the University of Athabasca and obtained his degree in Criminal Justice. Afterwards, he re-applied in 2014 and was hired with the EPS.
Offering words of advice on the application process, Bryan says “even though it’s thorough and intensive, just know that if you hit a roadblock in any of the stages, or even receive a deferral, don’t get discouraged. If you know what you want, stick with it. It’ll be worth it in the end”.
Prior to applying for the EPS, Bryan worked as an educational assistant. His work in the SRO Unit combines his passion for helping others and providing resources to students, faculty, and the community. Bryan notes: “One of the great things about working for the EPS is the number of diverse units and career opportunities. I’ve combined my personal and professional interests with community and youth focussed areas working in my current role in the SRO program”.
Bryan mentions his favourite part of working with the EPS is “allowing me to make an impact on people’s lives. No matter how small the interaction, I try to leave the person feeling better about themselves or the situation”.
When he’s not at work Bryan loves staying active, being an avid runner or spending time in the gym. He also loves his dog Blue, and spends down time getting out to the mountains.
My favourite part of working for the EPS is allowing me to make an impact on people’s lives. No matter how small the interaction, I try to leave the person feeling better about themselves or the situation