Becoming a police officer

Notice: The Lacombe Police Service is currently recruiting officers, please check out the information below and follow the instructions on how to apply. Completed application packages can be submitted to

If you are interested in our Internal Employment Opportunities they can be viewed online here.

We expect a great deal from the people we select to serve the citizens of Lacombe as police officers. Are you of good moral character? Do you have a demonstrated history of community service? Is creative thinking and problem solving important to you? If you are up to the challenge, consider applying to become a police officer.

Minimum Standards to join the Lacombe Police Service


  • Possess exemplary moral character
  • Possess a high degree of personal integrity
  • Be intelligent and display sound judgement, maturity and common sense.

Preferred attributes

  • Minimum of two years post secondary education and/or consistent employment history
  • Volunteer experience in the community
  • Work experience involving a position of responsibility and trust
  • Duties that involve significant interaction with the public
  • Applied knowledge of computers including, but not limited to, MS Windows, Word, Outlook and basic typing skills

Other requirements for applicants 

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Have Canadian Citizenship or legal permanent status prior to employment
  • Be in excellent health with no medical conditions that would restrict your ability to safely complete recruit training and perform all aspects of police work
  • Possess a fully licensed Class 5 driver’s license (NOT a GDL) with no more than five demerit points. Out of province applicants should be sure that they possess the equivalent of this unrestricted drivers permit prior to submitting their application
  • Meet visual acuity, hearing and physical fitness standards
  • No criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted
  • No criminal charges pending before the courts or criminal activity within at least three years preceding application including any detected or undetected crime and/or involvement at any level, including illegal drugs
  • Strong credit rating

The Recruitment process requires the following steps:

Stage 1 – Application Submit application Personal Disclosure Form
Alberta Communication Test (ACT)
Alberta Police Cognitive Abilities Test (APCAT)

*If the tests are failed they may not be taken again until 30 days have passed.

Stage 3 – Personal Disclosure Interview & Behavior Descriptive Interview
Stage 4 – Polygraph & Psychological Testing
Stage 5 – Background Check & Pre-Employment Medical
Stage 6 – Selection
Stage 7 – Conditional Offer

If you think you meet the requirements outlined, complete the forms below and forward them to the address indicated on the forms.