How to Join Calgary Police Service

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The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has seven core values:
  • Respect: Consider another’s values, beliefs, thoughts and ideas.
  • Honesty: Be truthful in our words and actions.
  • Compassion: Show care and concern for the wellbeing of others.
  • Courage: Face adversity and stand up for what is right.
  • Fairness: Give just and impartial treatment to others.
  • Accountability: Be fiercely responsible to the public and to each other for our actions.
  • Integrity: Consistently practice our values and principles.

These are the foundations of what makes a good CPS officer and minimum requirements that you must meet before applying to become a police officer.

Required Immigration Status

In order to apply, you must be a Canadian citizen, have landed immigrant or permanent resident status. AND you must reside in Canada for at least 3 years.

The Application Process

The application process is detailed and extremely time consuming, which may take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to complete. You will go through over 10 steps, including online application and review, written & physical tests, interviews, psychological testing, polygraph, background investigation, etc.

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