The Prince Albert Police Service is inviting applications from experienced police officers interested in joining the team, and is offering a one-time $25,000 incentive to the first four experienced officers selected for hire. This temporary, new incentive has been developed in conjunction with the Prince Albert Police Association to attract more experienced applicants that will help address current vacancies and front-line resource challenges.
“Experienced officers require significantly less time before they are fully operational, having already been trained and working in a police capacity. This incentive program is an idea that came from within the organization, driven by members of the recruiting committee and has the full support of our police association,” said Prince Albert Police Service Deputy Chief Farica Prince. “New recruits require significant training and enhanced oversight, which takes about a year. Offering a financial incentive to experienced officers to encourage them to relocate to our community and work with us will ensure we remain competitive, and continue to attract and retain qualified police officers to serve our community.”
Applications are being accepted from experienced officers who have received training from an accredited police training program in Canada, and who are employed by an accredited and recognized agency. Experienced applicants can be hired and begin serving the community after meeting all Saskatchewan policing standards and submitting to an internal hiring process.
There are currently vacancies as a result of organizational growth, planned retirements and transitions to other agencies. As a police service, we continue to direct resources to front-line patrol, and to proactively targeting crime trends and illegal activity. Since last fall, 10 new police officers have been hired and another four recruits have begun training at police college and will graduate this winter.
For more information about joining the Prince Albert Police Service, visit www.papolice.ca/recruitment.