The EPS is proud to have many talented, skilled and selfless individuals who offer their gift of time to become involved in our work. Their dedication and contribution creates a positive impact within our Service, and strengthens our ability to reach out into the community.
Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering with the Edmonton Police Service gives you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and become familiar with the policing needs in Edmonton. More importantly, it allows you to make a difference in your community. Your involvement at this local level gives you insight that allows you to speak about issues affecting your community.
Edmonton is a city of diversity and as a representative of your community you may be able to provide insight into issues that would assist the EPS to better respond. Likewise your involvement with the EPS gives you the opportunity to interact with your community members and better inform them of resources and initiatives available to them.
Police Stations are not often places that people go to under favourable conditions. More often than not citizens are coming in because they have been victimized or have experienced an event that has created unanticipated stress in their lives. As a volunteer you will be able to assist in reducing this stress and making their visit more positive.
The Edmonton Police Service has a variety of challenging positions suited to a variety of skills and availability. We hope that you will consider investing your volunteer hours with us.
How to Volunteer
A limited number of volunteer positions are available. Please note the following minimal requirements required to volunteering with the Edmonton Police Service and prior to sending in an application.
- be of 18 years of age or older;
- have Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status;
- be a resident of Edmonton for a minimum of one year;
- have no criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted;
- have no associations with those who are known to have extensive criminal records;
- be willing to give a one-year commitment;
- volunteer regularly as required by the program applying for;
- attend all required training sessions; and
- be able to write and communicate clearly and fluently in English.
Please note that all applicants that pass the pre-screening and interview process will be required to undergo an Enhanced Security Check which will include immediate family members, and anyone who resides with the applicant who is over the age of 12.
Please note that volunteer positions are very limited. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list please fill out an application and submit it with two letters of reference to your nearest police station.
For additional information or inquiries please email:
Edmonton Police Service
9620 - 103A Ave.
Edmonton, AB - T5H 0H7