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2018 Awards

Canine Unit fetches national Top Dog award


The Edmonton Police Service’s Canine Unit was in Vancouver for the 2018 Canadian Police Canine Association (CPCA) Trials. 

More than 35 Canadian teams including both general duty and specialized detection dogs faced various challenges to test their skills including scenarios around tracking, criminal apprehension, agility and obedience.

CPCA events took place across the greater Vancouver area from North Vancouver to New Westminster. A public event was hosted in Stanley Park to test the agility, obedience, and arrest demonstrations of our four-legged protectors.

Commitment, focus, dedication, and pride – this strong relationship between the handlers and PSDs is nothing short of amazing teamwork.

For the fourth consecutive year, a member from our Canine Unit has claimed the Top Dog award – Constable Kelly Lang and PSD Fozzy! Three of our four teams placed in the Top 5 overall.

Cst. Brian Parker & PSD Larry
#1 Agility

Cst. Scott Mitchler & PSD Jack
#3 Building Search
#5 Obedience
#5 Tracking
#4 Overall

Cst. Wade Eastman & PSD Evan
#2 Building Search
#5 Evidence Search
#5 Agility
#3 Obedience
#5 Criminal Apprehension
#5 Overall

Cst. Kelly Lang & PSD Fozzy
#1 Compound Search
#3 Agility
#4 Tracking
#1 Criminal Apprehension
#1 Overall

You can learn more about the Edmonton Police Service's Canine Unit here.


Edmonton Police Service recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers

February 22, 2018


The Edmonton Police Service has been named one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers in a competition recognizing the best places to work.


“We’re a people-driven organization, so being recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers is a tremendous honour for our 2,650 employees,” says Acting Chief Greg Preston.  “At the EPS we realize that a career in policing is all about people.  The job is very challenging but equally rewarding, knowing that you’re making a difference in people’s lives every day.” 


The Alberta’s Top 70 Employers is a special designation that recognizes employers for progressive human resources programs, and is open to any private of public sector employer in Alberta.


EPS was recognized as a Top Employer for its: ongoing commitment to employee and community engagement, development of employees to their highest potential, and looking out for the mental and physical well-being of employees.


Mediacorp Canada Inc. and Eluta (one of Canada’s largest online recruitment sites), announced the winners of the annual competition at the Top Employer award ceremony in Calgary on Feb. 21, 2018. 


The winners were also published in the 2018 Alberta’s Top 70 Employers Magazine and the 2018 Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates Career Directory.  Winners included: the City of Edmonton, Alberta Health Services, ATB Financial, Edmonton Catholic Schools, PCL Construction, and WestJet Airlines. 


The Alberta Top Employer accreditation logo will be proudly placed on EPS recruitment materials and in divisional stations to encourage job seekers to consider a career with the police service.