LPS is currently accepting applications for Police Officers.

The Lethbridge Police Service is currently accepting applications for Police Officers.  We are looking to hire Police Cadets for our January 2021 Police Academy that will be held in Lethbridge.  

There will be a separate Community Peace Officer competition in 2020 that is yet to be announced.  When this process is open we will allow application to both processes.

This Police Cadet process will run until May 31, 2020.  Applicants who are successful will be offered a spot as a Police Cadet in our Academy.  After successfully graduating from the Police Academy, a Cadet may be offered a full time job as a Police Officer.

All applications will be processed as they are received. Apply early to begin moving through the stages.
To apply visit:

Why Lethbridge: 

The Lethbridge Police Service, founded in 1902, is a progressive law enforcement agency that provides police services to the City of Lethbridge which has a population of more than 100,000 people. LPS employs more than 240 sworn and non-sworn staff and dozens of volunteers. The Service is committed to excellence in service delivery, ongoing training opportunities and professional development. All new Constables begin their career in the Patrol Section and are typically eligible to apply for assignment to a specialized unit after three years of service.

LPS offers: 
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid recruit training
  • Fast-tracked recruit training for individuals with previous policing experience
  • Ongoing opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Opportunities for promotion and assignment to numerous specialized units
Pay Scale: 
  • Constable 1st Class $99,444
  • Constable 2nd Class (12 months) $89,502
  • Constable 3rd Class (12 months) $79,560
  • Constable 4th Class (12 months) $69,617
  • Constable 5th Class (18 months) $64,646
  • Community Peace Officer $32.37 per hour

For civilian job opportunities visit

Application Process: 

Before beginning the application process it’s important to be aware of the roles and responsibilities of a police officer. You also need to ensure you meet the minimum requirements and possess the qualities, strengths and attributes that are necessary in the policing profession.

  • Do I meet the minimum requirements?
  • Is my behaviour ethical and moral?
  • Am I able to work with people from all walks of life in a variety of situations?
  • Am I self-confident and assertive?
  • Do I demonstrate leadership?
  • Do I work well on my own and as part of a team?
  • Can I make decisions under pressure and in the face of uncertainty?
  • Am I physically fit, emotionally stable and responsible?
  • Am I prepared to work in all kinds of weather conditions?
  • Am I prepared to work shift work including evenings, nights and weekends?
  • Have I considered the impact that shift work will have on my home life?
  • Am I in good health and free of any conditions that would limit by ability to do police work?
  • Am I ready for the challenge?

The application process usually takes several months to complete. It is preferred that applicants have two years of continuous employment or post-secondary education.



Stage 1 - Application Submit application Personal Disclosure Form
-Go to City of Lethbridge
-Select Career Opportunities
-Select External Job Postings
-Follow all steps to ensure you properly fill out the application, personal disclosure an all documents required
**Please Note: CPR Level C is required, not B as indicated in the application**

Alberta Communication Test (ACT)
Alberta Police Cognitive Abilities Test (APCAT)
Alberta Physical Readiness Evaluation (APREP)

All ACT/APCAT testing will be held at LPS Headquarters
-Friday, January 31, 2020 at 9 a.m.
-Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 5 p.m.
-Monday March 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.
-Friday, May 1, 2020 at 9 a.m.
These are the only testing dates currently scheduled. If the tests are failed they may not be taken again until 30 days have passed. Plan to take the tests as early as you can.
Please contact to schedule your ACT/APCAT dates.

Alberta Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police Officer Applicants (APREP)
Only successful applicants will be scheduled for an APREP. Do NOT attempt to book your own APREP through the Be Fit for Life program.

Stage 3 – Personal Disclosure Interview & Behaviour Descriptive Interview

Stage 4 – Polygraph & Psychological Testing

Stage 5 – Background Check & Pre-Employment Medical

Stage 6 – Selection

Stage 7 – Conditional Offer

Contact Recruiting: 
If you are interested in applying or want to know more, please contact recruiting at