Careers with the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service

Consider the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service for a Career in Policing

The Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service is NOW HIRING experienced officers!

Thank you for your interest in the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service.

The Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service (TNPS) is an independent, self-administered policing agency in the Province of Alberta, proudly serving the Tsuut’ina community since January, 2004.  The Service polices an area of over 115 square miles and is poised to experience significant growth in the next five years.

Members of the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service are committed to delivering the most professional, efficient, and effective policing services to our community. Our officers are dedicated to an inclusive and comprehensive community policing model that enhances the lives and safety of the people we serve.  As a result, we enjoy a strong and positive relationship with our community partners and together we ensure that the Tsuut’ina Nation continues to be a safe and vibrant place to live.

As a progressive, community oriented police service we offer a competitive pay and benefits package for successful applicants.  If you are interested in becoming part of a successful, committed and growing team, please continue reading for more information.

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Police Officer Recruitment

To apply as a police officer of the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service, all applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed below:

  • Be of good character
  • Be at least 19 years of age at engagement (may apply at 18 years)
  • Be proficient in English
  • Possess a valid unrestricted drivers licence – Class 5
  • Possess a Canadian post secondary high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet all the medical, psychological and physical standards
  • Meet the necessary level of physical abilities
  • Be prepared to carry a firearm and use it or any other necessary force
  • Be willing to work shift-work, including weekends and holidays
Required Documents

You will need to provide the following documents during the application process:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Drivers abstract along with a  valid driver’s licence (issued by your provincial motor vehicle office)
  • a resume
  • Secondary school diploma and transcript of marks from all educational institutions attended

If accepted as a recruit applicant, you will need the following certificate prior to attending the RCMP Cadet Training Program:

Be Of Good Character

At several stages during the recruiting process, you will be made aware of the behavior standards which will be expected of you throughout the application process and your career as a police officer of the Tsuut’ina Nation Police, should you be accepted and hired for training as a Peace Officer.

The training location for successful applicants will be the RCMP Depot Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. You will be required to acknowledge your understanding of the expectations and responsibilities identified and that you will be held to account to these expectations throughout the application process, during training at Depot Academy, and for the duration of your career, should you be hired.

As a police officer, you will have significant responsibility in building and maintaining the public trust by upholding the highest ethical standards while in the performance of your duties.  Expectations regarding acceptable conduct will also apply to you while you are off-duty.

You must be able to speak, write, read and understand English. You do not need to be bilingual.

Driver's Licence

You must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Canadian driver’s licence; (e.g.,  full rights and privileges, you are not restricted from driving at any hour of the day or night, and you are not restricted by the number of passengers in your vehicle).

Driving experience is important as all cadets graduating from the academy will be driving a police car in a community. If your driving has been limited, it would be to your advantage to gain more experience before attending the Cadet Training Program.

You need to demonstrate good driving skills and abilities and be a confident and competent driver.

Possess a Canadian Secondary School (High School) Diploma or Equivalent

You must have a secondary school (high school) diploma. If your education was obtained outside Canada, you must get an equivalency assessment. Contact our office for more information on how to obtain this assessment.

If you did not complete secondary school, you must obtain an equivalency assessment. For more information, contact your local board of education or adult learning centre to be assessed and take a General Educational Development (GED) test.

Meet the Medical, Psychological and Vision Standards

You must meet minimum medical standards as assessed by RCMP Health Services. This includes a full medical, laboratory test(s), and physical, vision, dental, hearing (audiogram) and psychological examinations.

Meet the Necessary Level of Physical Abilities

Police work is physically demanding. It is extremely important to achieve and maintain a high level of fitness before entering the Cadet Training Program. Our training program is not designed to get you into shape, but rather to prepare you for the rigors of policing. If you arrive in less than ideal physical condition, you will start training at a distinct disadvantage.  Not only will you increase your risk of injury, you will struggle with both the physical and academic aspects of the Cadet Training Program.

Start the 12-week Fitness Program today and be prepared!

Be Prepared to Carry A Firearm And Use it or any Other Necessary Force

As a police officer you will be responsible for maintaining public order and safety. You will be expected to use various levels of intervention to restore order and safety.

Must Be Willing to Work Shift Work Including Weekends and Holidays

You should expect to work shifts, including nights, evenings, weekends and holidays to accommodate the need for 24/7 policing.

Application Process
  1. Application and Alberta Police Cognitive Ability Test (APCAT)
    This test is administered by a qualified administrator and will be held on Tsuut’ina Nation. Approximately 3 hours in length.
  2. Applicant Questionnaire
    Contains questions that explore suitability, reliability, and assist in the security clearance assessment.
  3. Applicant Selection Interview
    This is a one on one interview that will help determine if you meet the organizational competencies needed to become a police officer.
  4. Behavioral Descriptive Interview (BDI)
    The package can be downloaded from our website. This must be completed and returned to your recruiting officer. Then a interview will be scheduled and conducted with two officers.
  5. Suitability/Reliability Interview – Polygraph Examination
    The Pre-Employment Polygraph (PEP) Interview and Examination is designed to help verify suitability and reliability.
  6. Field Investigation and Security Clearance
    A thorough investigation into your background is conducted to help assess your character. If found suitable and reliable, a security clearance is then issued.
  7. Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE)
    The PARE is a job-related physical ability test that simulates a critical incident of chasing, controlling and apprehending a suspect.
  8. Health Assessment
    The health assessment is completed by RCMP designated physicians and includes a full medical, dental and psychological exam.
  9. Prerequisites and Enrollment
    Once deemed suitable you are enrolled as a Cadet to start your training at Depot, the RCMP Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. Here you will be assigned to a troop of 32 cadets, and begin the 24-week Cadet Training Program.

If you are interested in attending a Career Presentation with the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service, please contact us via e-mail at