The following are a list of questions and answers that are most often asked of our recruiting section. If your question is not answered here or somewhere else on the website, please feel free to contact the recruitment section of the Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4214.
Do I get paid when I am going to Police College?
Yes, the salary will change in accordance with the Prince Albert Police Service collective agreement. The current salary is $67,496 per year.
Is there a fee to write the SIGMA?
No, there is no fee to write the SIGMA exam. You may not write the test if you have previously written within 60 days, or you have taken the test twice and failed. You will be asked to provide a declaration respecting this test.
Is there a fee to run the POPAT?
Yes, there is an $80 fee to attempt the Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT). The $80 fee must be paid in cash at the time of the test.
If I wrote the SIGMA exam in another city do I have to write it again in Prince Albert?
No, we will recognize the mark obtained in another city, but only another city in Saskatchewan as this is governed by Saskatchewan Police Act.
How often do we accept applications?
Applications are accepted year round, they are placed in a database and a list of qualified applicants is generated for each competition. We recruit in two cycles based on the Saskatchewan Police College hosting recruit training classes in January and August.
How often are competitions held?
Generally speaking, competitions are held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
Where do I live if I go to Police College?
If you are hired by the Prince Albert Police Service and attending Police College at University of Regina, you will stay at the Police College. If you live in Regina then you could stay at home until the completion of training.
How much do Police officers get paid?
Police Officers are paid a salary in accordance with collective agreement. Effective January 1, 2021, a Fifth Class Constable will receive a salary of $67,496 per year. A First Class Constable will be paid a salary of $103,840 per year. A First Class Constable is a Constable with 3.5 to 7 years of service with the Prince Albert Police Service.
Is it necessary to go to University to be a police officer?
The Saskatchewan Police Act states you must have a grade 12 or the equivalent. The Prince Albert Police Service will give priority consideration to those who have 2 years post secondary education and/or an extended period of work experience with increasing level of responsibility.
If I am going to take some University Classes what should I take?
The Prince Albert Police Service looks for 2 years post secondary education. The University of Regina offers a Bachelor of Arts in Police Studies. The Prince Albert Police Service looks for diversity in its candidates. Study something that you love.
Is the degree in police studies the only education the Prince Albert Police Service will take?
No, any post secondary education qualifies.