Calgary, AB,

Join the Auxiliary Cadets for a challenge like no other!

High school graduates interested in a policing career can now apply for the Calgary Police Service’s Auxiliary Cadet program, allowing them to earn money while gaining valuable law enforcement experience.

Auxiliary Cadets learn skills and knowledge that are foundational to being a good police officer, including how to resolve disputes, how to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and how the legal system works. Auxiliary Cadets also learn leadership skills and improve their physical fitness through the program.

Once the initial training is complete, Auxiliary Cadets work part-time alongside police officers and civilian staff to help complete reports with members of the public, answer questions at the front counters of police stations, and complete more specialized training. While having this experience does not guarantee a future career in policing, it is a major asset to have when applying to be a police officer.

The Calgary Police Service is accepting applications for the Auxiliary Cadet program until Monday, March 2, 2015, through The City of Calgary website at In order to be eligible to be an Auxiliary Cadet, individuals must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be interested in a policing career, be over the age of 18, and be able to pass an enhanced security check.

More information on the Auxiliary Cadet program can be found at