How To Prepare

To all prospective Police Service applicants

Policing is a challenging and rewarding career and one that requires a high level of commitment and energy from its human resources. The Prince Albert Police Service was originally formed in 1886 and has developed into a modern policing service, proudly serving the citizens of Prince Albert.

How to prepare for a career as a Communication Operator?

How do I qualify to enter a Police Officer competition?

The following minimum requirements are mandatory for all Police Officer applicants:

  • 18 years of age, or older
  • Canadian citizen, or landed immigrant and legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Saskatchewan Grade 12 (or equivalent)
  • Valid Canadian driver's license, and eligible to obtain a Saskatchewan Class 4 (Emergency Vehicle) driver's license
  • Possess an acceptable Driver's Abstract (record of driving offenses)
  • Meet a minimum eyesight requirement, and have no color blindness
  • Be physically and mentally capable of undertaking police duties (as assessed bt relevant testing)
  • Have and maintain a clear criminal record
  • Possess valid certification in First Aid and CPR (Level C)

How can I make myself a better candidate for employment?

  • Stay in school (obtain your Grade 12 diploma)
  • Consider post-secondary education (college or university)
  • Be active in your community
  • Participate in volunteer activities
  • Maintain a regular fitness program
  • Develop oral communication and effective writing skills
  • Maintain a good driving record
  • Develop your interpersonal skills

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