The Edmonton Transit Peace Officer strives to enhance the safety and security of our customers, employees and the general public. Transit Peace Officer actively promote order maintenance, disorder prevention and voluntary compliance with social norms surrounding acceptable transit use.

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Bring a sense of security to the citizens of Edmonton and join our Transit Security section to ensure safe transportation for the public. You will learn how to respond to and resolve diverse situations that occur on a daily basis, you'll receive training throughout your career to help you become a well rounded enforcement officer, and you'll get to work on a close team of Transit Peace Officers to ensure everyone gets home safe.

Responsibilities include

  • Providing ETS patrons with general assistance and exceptional customer service
  • Responding to security-related incidents, emergencies and intrusion alarms
  • Enforcing municipal bylaws and Provincial Statutes
  • Conducting mobile and foot patrols on ETS property and facilities
  • Investigating complaints
  • Retaining and securing evidence and records
  • Providing witness testimony in court
  • Transporting fare media and cash
  • Collecting ETS fares and managing crowds at special events
  • Monitoring and enforcing proof of payment
  • Ensuring facilities are secure (locked/unlocked)
  • Performing other related duties as required


In order to be successful in your new role, along with your strong customer service skills, you'll use your attention to detail to learn the layout of the City, write accurate reports, take the initiative to prevent situations, and ensure you are visible for the safety of your fellow teammates, transit operators, and the public. In order to achieve this, you have:

  • Completion of Grade Twelve (12) and completion of a recognized Diploma related to Police Studies, Security or Criminology and a minimum of three (3) years of strong customer service experience with at least one (1) year of diverse law enforcement experience - OR - Completion of Grade 12 and five (5) years of enforcement experience in a recognized Law Enforcement environment; must have been a serving Police Officer or Peace Officer I in Canada within the past five (5) years
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and Basic CPR
  • Possession of a valid Alberta Class 5 Motor vehicle operator's license or operators licensing equivalent recognized by the Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation, Alta. Reg. 320/2002
  • Skilled in exercising good tact, sound judgment and firmness in dealing with difficult situations and with the public
  • Knowledge of applicable policies, bylaws, acts, legislation and basic principles of loss prevention
  • Knowledge of powers of arrest
  • Understanding of officer safety techniques
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to defuse potentially volatile situations, and to recognize and react appropriately to dangerous situations
  • Ability to use current computer software including word processing and databases

Applicants will be required to provide

  • A current driver's abstract (obtained within 14 days of application) indicating at least a class 5 licence and showing no suspensions and no more than four (4) demerits recorded over the previous 2 year period
  • Copies of current certification in Standard First Aid and Basic CPR
  • Security clearance check prior to starting in the position
  • Proof of attaining the Physical Abilities Readiness Evaluation (P.A.R.E.) within 4 minutes and 45 seconds (4:45)

Successful candidates will be subject to successfully obtaining/completing:

  • A Rail Division "B" rule book Certification and maintaining qualifications
  • PPCT and other training deemed necessary
  • Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officer Status / Community Peace Officer Status, and a City of Edmonton Drivers Permit
  • An enhanced Security Clearance during the six (6) month probationary period

Hours of work

40 hours/week, various shifts including days, evenings and nights, 7 days a week.

Salary Range and Benefits

The rates quoted (2013 rates) are in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the Amalgamated Transit Union 569 and the City of Edmonton.


  • Step 1 - $43.290

Peace Officer

  • Step 1 (1st 980 hrs) - $35.862
  • Step 2 (2nd 980 hrs) - $37.744
  • Step 3 (thereafter) - $39.737

Peace Officer (waiting status)

  • Step 1 (1st 980 hrs) - $31.330
  • Step 2 (2nd 980 hrs) - $32.963
  • Step 3 (thereafter) - $34.962

To ensure the integrity and security of Edmonton Transit's Transit Peace Officer hiring process, only a Successful/Unsuccessful result from all testing will be disclosed. Detailed information about test results or the scores will not be provided.

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