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JR/SR High School Students

Being a police officer is hard work. It's not only about being physically fit — it’s also about finding solutions to problems in your community, setting a good example for those around you, and being a good communicator.

Our application process is highly competitive. Take a look at the minimum requirements and start thinking about preparing now.

Make the Right Decisions

The decisions and choices you make now will affect your opportunities later. Don’t participate in illegal activities like doing drugs or stealing. If you know people who do illegal things, stop hanging around them.

Study Hard

Study hard and get the best marks you can. Getting good marks is important because it shows hard work and commitment. It also gets you into post-secondary schools — we recommend all our applicants have some post-secondary education.

Get Fit

Being physically fit is a must for every officer. The key to physical fitness is to incorporate it into your daily routine. Start today with a daily fitness activity and you will be a stronger applicant and healthier person. When you’re on the job, it will already be a habit.


Policing is all about improving our communities. Find an organization that you are passionate about and volunteer your time to help them. It will go a long way.  

Police Cadets

A program that will increase understanding of a career in law enforcement, increase physical fitness levels, gain a better understanding of the Edmonton Police Service application process and requirements and develop your leadership skills. Visit this page for basic requirements and application form.

Youth Recruit Academy

The Youth Recruit Academy offers 40 outstanding Edmonton High School students the opportunity to get a glimpse into the world policing and what it takes to become a police officer. Held over 4 days, this intense but fun event will give you a glimpse into recruit training.

Click here for more information.


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The Edmonton Police Service is an equal opportunity employer.