Transit peace officers are highly trained and skilled professionals, who help ensure our customers get home safely every single day. They patrol our transit systems 24 hours, seven days a week, proactively preventing disorder, protecting Calgarians and providing assistance in emergency situations.
Review the information below to better understand the job requirements, application process and training program.
Duties and responsibilities
As a Peace Officer with Calgary Transit you will play a vital part in maintaining the safety and security of all Calgary Transit employees, customers, and infrastructure. You will be a highly visible point of contact, providing information and reassurance by responding to crime and disorder on transit property.
We are looking for candidates who:
The City of Calgary is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented.
To become a Peace Officer, you will first need to meet the minimum requirements for the job posting:
You are responsible for test scheduling and payment.
Physical Ability Requirement Evaluation (PARE)
Calgary Transit is an accredited facilitator of the PARE fitness test certification. No test dates are currently scheduled.
To become a Peace Officer with Calgary Transit, there are multiple steps to the application process. Learn more below about how to apply, the interview stage, security clearance requirements and more.
Submit your cover letter and resume online at calgary.ca. All City of Calgary jobs are posted here.
PDF format is recommended.
Applications are only accepted when there is a competition open. The recruitment process takes approximately 12 weeks to complete.
Fully complete each section of the application form including the competition number and position title. These can be found on the top of every job posting.
Ensure you include:
Once your application is graded, you may be contacted for a pre-screen interview.
If you are successful, you will move onto the panel interview phase. The panel interview uses The City of Calgary’s targeted selection method. The Peace Officer job posting lists several duties and qualifications that you will require to fulfill the duties of a Calgary Transit Peace Officer. Use this information to help you better prepare for the interview.
Arrive 15 minutes before your interview to complete mandatory paperwork.
You may be instructed to bring the following:
You may be required to participate in an exhaustive security clearance and backgrounding process, which is conducted in partnership with the Calgary Police and RCMP Services. The process may require a review of your personal and professional history as well as the collection of fingerprints. Applicants will also be required to complete an extensive personal disclosure form and a polygraph test will be conducted.
We will conduct an in-depth reference and background check on each applicant reaching this stage. Drug and psychological testing may be required. All interviewed applicants will be contacted with the results of their process.
A written comprehension assessment may also be conducted.
Our training program is designed to provide trainees with the knowledge, confidence and skills to become peace officers. The training takes approximately 24 weeks to complete and covers a variety of topics.
Successful candidates will commence a 12-week, in-classroom training program. This portion of the training is Monday-Friday from 8-4 p.m. The classroom portion covers an intensive study of the law, authorities and defensive tactics for a community peace officer. Other components of the training program include:
Practical demonstration, written exam assessments and homework assignments are given throughout the program. You will be working 10-hour days, on a rotating schedule of days, afternoons and nights, depending on the assigned team schedule. Peace officers are required to cover the system 24 hours a day.
Upon successful completion of the in-classroom training, new recruits will transition to the Officer Coach Phase of training. This phase is 12 weeks in length and is comprised of two 6 week rotations where the new recruit is paired up with a qualified Officer Coach who is trained to assist and support new officers in transitioning the skills developed in-class to practical and hands-on application.
You must complete all aspects of the training process to be employed with Public Safety & Enforcement.
As a Calgary Transit Peace Officer, you’re choosing a career of public service, helping keep our communities safe, where Calgarians can feel secure when riding our transit systems.
The application and training process is vigorous and requires full dedication. As a Peace Officer, you will require the same dedication. You will respond to and resolve diverse situations, prevent disorder and make sure everyone arrives home safely.
We have an agreement with the Calgary Police Service that allows us to process our own arrests.
Some of the work we do includes:
Every peace officer must be able to work shift work 24 hours a day, seven days a week – including statutory holidays.