Experienced Officers

The Prince Albert Police Service is growing and offers many opportunities for new and experienced officers to be part of our vibrant community. With a current authorized strength of 106 sworn members, we offer regular opportunities for career growth, training, and support.

Applications are being accepted from any 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 after meeting all Saskatchewan policing standards and submitting to an internal hiring process.

Working with PAPS

    • Regular opportunities for promotions and career growth
    • Consistent support through training, regulations, proper equipment, policy, and legislation
    • Opportunities to train and specialize in a variety of areas such as Forensic Identification, Canine, Major Crimes, Traffic, Missing Persons, Police and Crisis, Crime Reduction, Internet Child Exploitation, Child Protection, Community Policing
    • A focus on proactive policing. PAPS works with our community and safety partners to engage and promote initiatives that reflect the values of those we serve
    • Our in-house wellness program provides confidential counselling and support, either at work or at a private location in the city, plus a therapy assist dog and regularly accessible debriefings. This program has been recognized as a leader amongst police agencies across Canada.
    • Free membership and opportunities to participate, either in person or online, in a range of wellness programs, including PSPNet, R2MR, OSI-CAN, iRest, Healing with Horses
    • Two Indigenous Elders and a police Chaplain providing in-house and community support
    • Member-led Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Our EDI Committee is one of the only ones to receive provincial funding to support EDI initiatives, and is recognized on a national level
    • Free membership and support for all members to participate in Saskatchewan Women in Policing
    • PAPS Women’s Commission working with women across our community to engage and work together on issues facing our community
    • PAPS Women’s Commission working with women across our community to engage and work together on issues facing our community
    • Weekly multi-page newsletter for all members with updates from all areas of the service, photos and recognition of our work in the community
    • Mentorship opportunities for qualified applicants

Application Process

Serving members of an accredited police agency are encouraged to apply by submitting the following:

  1. Email the following documents to [email protected] with the subject line EXPERIENCED OFFICER APPLICATION
    • Submit a cover letter
    • Download and complete the application information found by clicking HERE.
  2. If your application is selected, you will be contacted for interviews.
  3. Applicant must complete the Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) within the allotted time of 4 minutes, 45 seconds.
  4. Applicant must pass the following tests:
    • Polygraph
    • Psychological
    • Medical

We can reserve the reference checks until the end of the process to maintain your confidentiality.

About Prince Albert

Prince Albert is the third-largest city in Saskatchewan with a population of just over 37,700 people. The retail population of Prince Albert – or the number of people who come to our city each day for appointments, dining, entertainment, and activities – is closer to 190,000, meaning our police service are actually tasked with policing a much larger population than census figures show.

Prince Albert is a multicultural community and is situated on the banks of the beautiful North Saskatchewan River. Local amenities include a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, with more than 23 kilometres of paved walking and bike trails; over 35 parks; a variety of indoor recreation and entertainment venues; and a new recreation and aquatic centre opening soon. Prince Albert offers affordable community living and a dynamic array of exciting artistic, cultural, educational, and sporting events and activities all year round.

For more information about Prince Albert, please visit the City of Prince Albert