Application Process

Our recruiting process consists of the following stages:

Note:  SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE RECRUITING PROCESS. NOTHING IN THIS PACKAGE IMPLIES AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT BY THE PRINCE ALBERT POLICE SERVICE.

  1. Preliminary Application
  1. Mental Abilities Test (SIGMA)
      • Applications packages are reviewed and candidates who have not written a SIGMA examination are called in to write the exam.
      • You may not write the test if you have previously written within six (6) months or you have taken the test twice and failed. You will be asked to provide a declaration respecting this test.
      • Candidate will be required to produce photo identification prior to commencing the test.
  1. Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT)    
    • Successful candidates who pass the SIGMA exam will be asked to complete the Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT). The POPAT is administered by an independent agency that requires an $80.00 cash fee.
    • Candidates will be required to produce photo identification prior to commencing the test.
  1. Ethics & Integrity Questionnaire
      • Applicants are required to fill in the questionnaire and return.
  1. Initial Interview
    • Successful candidates will have an in-depth interview with the Selection Board.
  1. Vision & Medical Examinations
    • Applicants are required to have a vision and medical exam.
  1. Recruit Selection Board Interview
      • Applicants will be asked to attend an interview with members from the police service recruiting board.
  1. Polygraph
    • Successful candidates may be asked to submit to a polygraph test.
  1. Fingerprint/Record Check and Background Investigation
    • Candidates will be asked to submit to fingerprinting, a criminal record check and a background investigation.
  1. Psychological Evaluation
    • Candidates will be asked to participate in a psychological evaluation and assessment conducted by a trained psychologist.
  1. Final Interview
    • Successful candidates will have an in-depth Interview with the Chief of Police.
  1. Conditional Offer of Employment
    • Identified candidates may be offered a position with the Prince Albert Police Service
    • Offer of employment could be as a Special Constable or a regular member.
  1. Police College
    • All candidates who are either hired as a regular member or promoted from a Special Constable will be required to successfully complete 20 weeks of recruit training at the Saskatchewan Police College in Regina.
  1. Field Training
    • Successful graduates of Police College will be required to work with a Training Officer for a period of 6 months or until their required field training syllabus is complete.

The Prince Albert Police Service reflects the community it serves. Through Community Policing, Outreach Programs, and Awareness Training we will be able to meet the needs of our Community, both now and in the future.

The Prince Albert Police Service requires employees who strive to achieve these goals with an open mind, an understanding of cultural differences, and a tolerant and patient attitude in a variety of circumstances.

The Prince Albert Police Service is a diverse employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, Indigenous people, people of colour, and those who are physically challenged. Applications are accepted year-round and there is no deadline to apply.

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