Overview

Peace officers help ensure our communities are safe and secure places where we can live, work and raise families. They perform a number of duties from enforcing various laws to providing security in public facilities.

Alberta government

These peace officers are employed by the Alberta government:

Other organizations

Community peace officers are employed by these organizations:

  • municipalities and counties
  • automated traffic enforcement programs
  • police services
  • hospitals
  • animal protection agencies
  • post-secondary institutions
  • Indigenous communities

Bulletins

See the latest peace officer bulletins for employers.

Appointment

Requests for peace officer appointments must be submitted by an authorized employer. Candidates for ‘peace officer’ status must meet these requirements:

  • employment with an authorized employer of peace officers
  • at least 18 years old
  • no criminal record or outstanding criminal charges
  • successful completion of required training
  • successful physical abilities test
  • education and experience:
    • 2-year diploma
      OR
    • equivalent education and experience – if employed by the Alberta government
      OR
    • minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent – for community peace officer positions

Careers

Peace officers are employed by the Alberta government and a variety of other organizations.

For positions with the Alberta government, visit Alberta Public Service jobs.

For positions with other organizations, contact them directly.

Training

As a peace officer recruit, you’ll need to complete approved training at the Justice and Solicitor General Training Academy in Edmonton.

If you worked or trained as a peace officer in another province, you must complete Alberta’s training for peace officer recruits to work long-term as one here.

As a recruit, you cannot enrol yourself in the Justice and Solicitor General Training Academy. Speak with your employer to arrange your training.

Schedule

The Justice and Solicitor General Training Academy in Edmonton delivers recruit training throughout the year. For more information, contact the academy:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-6598
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: training.academy@gov.ab.ca

Forms

Applications

Appointments

Drivers

Incidents

Out of province

Training

Documents

Complaints

If you have concerns about the actions or conduct of a peace officer, you can file a complaint against them. To do this, follow the instructions in the appropriate form:

Contact

Connect with the Peace Officer Program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-638-3704
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-4670
Email: peaceofficerinfo@gov.ab.ca