Frequently Asked Questions
Applicants to the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service are required to meet standards established by the Solicitor General and Public Security Minister. The police recruit selection standards are regularly reviewed to ensure that they accurately predict an applicant’s ability to perform the complex and challenging tasks required of police constables. Extensive research was conducted by fitness, policing and legal experts to establish an unbiased and valid test of an applicant’s physical ability to perform the job of a police constable. The Ontario PREP test was identified and customized to reflect the tasks required of Alberta police officers. The research included a comprehensive job analysis to identify the physical tasks required of a police constable to ensure personal and public safety; a comparison of the simulation tasks in A-PREP with actual policing tasks; and, the establishment of performance standards.
All of the research concluded that A-PREP is a bona-fide Occupational Requirement of a police constable.
The A-PREP test can only be administered by or on behalf of one of the four agencies licensed to conduct testing. The four licensed agencies are:
Medicine Hat Police Service; Calgary Police Service; Edmonton Police Service; and, the Lethbridge Regional Police Service
The Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service will accept the results of an A-PREP test conducted by any of the above agencies.
All applicants must be a minimum of three years clear of any detected or undetected criminal activity. This includes past drug use. Our selection process is very thorough and includes several in-depth interviews, a polygraph examination and a background security investigation. It does not include a drug test. However, one of the criteria we evaluate candidates on is life experience. If you disclose any illegal activity, we will discuss it with you and determine whether it will preclude you from becoming a police officer with the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service.
Complete disclosure throughout the recruiting process is crucial to a successful application.
Remember that attention to detail and thoroughness are important skills to a police officer.
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