Becoming a police officer

Notice: The Lacombe Police Service is currently recruiting for an Experienced / Non-Experienced Police Officer Position. Preferred attributes include a minimum of two years of post-secondary education and/or consistent employment history in the related field, supplemented with volunteer experience in the community. Only applications that have been fully completed will be reviewed.

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

Character

  • 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
Stage 2* – ACT/APCAT/APREP
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.