Police Officer Cadet Training Program

City of Medicine Hat - Medicine Hat, AB

Now Hiring Police Officer Cadet Training Program

The Medicine Hat Police Service serves a community of approx. 65, 000 "Hatters" and takes pride in partnering with our residents to make our community safe, vibrant and welcoming to all. We are looking for individuals who have a passion to serve the community and thrive in a diverse work environment with plenty of opportunity to learn, grow and serve. If this sounds like a career you are interested in, we want to hear from you!

The MHPS is currently seeking applicants for the position of police constable. Applicants will be selected from this application process, be sworn in as police cadets and commence 20 weeks of police recruit training at the MHPS starting on October 3rd, 2022.

The Police Officer Cadet Training Program has been accredited by Lethbridge College and will follow standards set forth by the Alberta Justice & Solicitor General's office. Upon successful completion of the cadet training program, cadets will be selected for immediate employment as a police constable with the MHPS. The remaining cadets will be shortlisted for consideration should additional vacancies arise over the next year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years of age;
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (Certificate Required);
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency;
  • Driver's Abstract dated within one month of application. Greater than five (5) demerits disqualifies applicant;
  • Applicants shall not have a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted (proof of pardon required). Applicants shall not have any criminal charges before the courts;
  • Meet the minimum vision requirements approved by the Alberta Justice & Solicitor General. Applicants must submit a vision report (see application form along with standards);
  • Must pass a full Police Service security clearance as outlined in the Medicine Hat Service Policy and Procedures, including a polygraph examination.
  • This position has been identified as Safety Sensitive and requires the completion of a satisfactory pre-employment drug screen.

Our organization offers a highly attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefits, learning & development opportunities as well as a great work environment.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a completed application online. If you are unable to submit your application through our website, you can send a completed application through letter or courier mail to:


City of Medicine Hat, Human Resources Department

Suite 101, 505 First Street SE

Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0A9


Please note the Human Resources office is currently closed to the public.


For more information on this recruitment, the application package, minimum requirements, or other frequently asked questions, visit www.mhps.ca.


We thank all applicants; however only completed applications will be considered.

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