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Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby smithers » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:13 pm

Have a question about Edmonton Police Service recruting? Ask me! I am a 9 year member of the EPS that should be able to help you.
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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby Delancey 37 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:53 pm

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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby Blind_Justice » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:14 pm

when will they visit Toronto for testing?
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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby dmiles » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:05 pm

Blind_Justice wrote:when will they visit Toronto for testing?


Ive said this before...if you want Edmonton and from Ontario, I would consider Hamilton first. Very similar in terms of city (unappealing and not sexy at all). However, extremely busy and lots of experience but I can see a person/applicant feeling lonely and not very happy being in the city of Edmonton if your from Toronto (assuming you have no family there).

Calgary is worth it in my eyes.
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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby CourtOfficer » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:15 pm

Very similar in terms of city (unappealing and not sexy at all).


What makes Toronto any "sexier"?

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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby phalen » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:26 pm

1) how easy is it to get your choice of division, and how long can you expect to stay in one division?
2) I heard there was a $10 000 loan available to members, any info on this?
3) Can you get a lot of over time as soon as you finish all of your training?
4) I heard the shifts were 11 hours and you rotate from morning to afternoon to night. Is this correct?
also can you request to only work a certian shift, ie. only nights?
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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby Jim Street » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:43 am

dmiles wrote:
Blind_Justice wrote:when will they visit Toronto for testing?


Ive said this before...if you want Edmonton and from Ontario, I would consider Hamilton first. Very similar in terms of city (unappealing and not sexy at all). However, extremely busy and lots of experience but I can see a person/applicant feeling lonely and not very happy being in the city of Edmonton if your from Toronto (assuming you have no family there).

Calgary is worth it in my eyes.


Or come to Winnipeg, same shitrats, on par for murder rate capital and in the running with Edmonton. It's also busy enough although I don't know what the call volumes are in Edmonton.
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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby Respond Wayne » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:03 am

CourtOfficer wrote:
Very similar in terms of city (unappealing and not sexy at all).


What makes Toronto any "sexier"?

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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby Rob » Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:52 pm

phalen wrote:1) how easy is it to get your choice of division, and how long can you expect to stay in one division?
2) I heard there was a $10 000 loan available to members, any info on this?
3) Can you get a lot of over time as soon as you finish all of your training?
4) I heard the shifts were 11 hours and you rotate from morning to afternoon to night. Is this correct?
also can you request to only work a certian shift, ie. only nights?


1. They try very hard to accommodate your choice of Divisions. You usually will spend 2 to 5 years before you move-having said that this is not always the case and most of the time it's what you want to do at that time.

2. Never heard of that, of course we do have a couple banks in Edmonton that will probably loan you money.

3. We have, like many other agencies, been understaffed for some time, as a result there has been more overtime paid in the past couple years then I can recall ever having been paid before.

4. Yep, 11 hour shifts that are basically 4 on 4 off. It rotates from days, early afternoons, late afternoons and then midnights. But no there are no static (all the same) shifts, except for some specialized areas that work predominantly day shift (carpet cops :smirk: )
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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby dmiles » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:29 pm

CourtOfficer wrote:
Very similar in terms of city (unappealing and not sexy at all).


What makes Toronto any "sexier"?

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the WOMEN.

Again its subjective but I know I was raised in Toronto and hated Edmonton when i visited. To restate...I loved Calgary tho. I can understand why it was named Canada's best city.

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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby CourtOfficer » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:40 pm

I dunno. I'd say half of people in any city are women...

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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby smithers » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:17 am

Hopefully we will be in Ontario in the fall. We are just in the process of evaluating our trips and prioritizing the next destination. joineps.ca is updated whenever we have a new trip in the works.....
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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby Blind_Justice » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:57 pm

10-4. I keep hearing that EPS will be in Toronto around September.
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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby RG » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:14 pm

I attended the session in Moncton - It was great...
Really made think about applying... I need to get in better shape before I apply, I am still about 3 mths away from being ready to do the physical.

My wife wrote on Saturday morning and just missed the pass mark.
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Re: Edmonton Police Service Recruiting

Postby smithers » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:24 pm

Lots of people from out east are moving to Alberta anyway. It's a great place to come right now if you want to be a cop.
This year is probably our biggest yet. We are hiring close to 200.
A class of 50 just started.
Another of 35 in October.
Another 50 in December.
Another 50 in May.
Ten years ago we usually put through 50 people a year maximum, so it's a good time to be applying.
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