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Experienced Officers (DEO)

CPS is always looking for experienced officers from other Canadian police agencies who are looking to start fresh in Calgary. If that’s you, here’s more information about our Direct Entry Officer (DEO) program.

Until January 15th, 2014, the CPS Recruiting Unit will accept applications from experienced Canadian and U.S. police officers in order to hire 24 suitable candidates, who will comprise a DEO class, slated to commence orientation training on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Prospective applicants must be prepared to travel to Calgary in order to complete the requisite pre-employment testing.

Experienced police officers interested in joining the Calgary Police Service are encouraged to contact Constable Dirk DeJong at 403.428.8423 or via email at for more information.

Minimum DEO applicant criteria

  • Two years previous experience as a police officer, which includes paid recruit training with an accredited Canadian or U.S. police agency. (Note: Experienced U.S. officers must have either Canadian citizenship, permanent residency or landed immigrant status prior to submission of application)
  • Current employment (or employment within the last year) as a full time police officer with a Canadian or U.S. police service or agency, including, but not limited to the RCMP, federal, provincial, state, regional or municipal police services.
  • Be in good standing with his/her current police agency and free and clear of any ongoing internal or external investigations or disciplinary actions.

    Submission of the Application and Personal Disclosure forms.

    Inclusion of the Vision Report and, if required, the Supplemental Vision Report.

    Submission of the last two (2) years of developmental assessments, including a detailed list of any completed in-service training.

DEO selection process

  • Alberta Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (APREP)
  • Personal Disclosure Form (PDF) interview
  • Behavior Descriptive Interview (BDI
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological assessment
  • Background investigation

DEO orientation program

Once accepted as a candidate in the DEO program, the officer will undergo an eight week certification and orientation program, which will be followed by a 12 week field training phase under the guidance of a Police Training Officer (PTO). An 18 month probationary period is incorporated as part of the employment conditions.

DEO remuneration

Officers entering the Calgary Police Service DEO program will be compensated comparable to their pre-existing level of experience to a maximum of four years of completed service (i.e. First class constable) and in accordance with the Calgary Police Association Collective Agreement.

When does the next DEO class start?

Although, the next Direct Entry Officer class will commence on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the Calgary Police Service encourages the submission of applications from experienced police officers on an ongoing basis.