City of Edmonton
Community Standards Peace Officer
Are you ready to serve Edmonton’s rich diversity?
It’s not just about enforcing the rules. Being proud to serve the public and acting as a steward for leadership, you contribute to making a positive difference in the City of Edmonton. Your success will be measured by your ability to achieve results in a respectful, inclusive and service-minded way.
Community Standards Peace Officer
The Community Standards Peace Officers are responsible to carry out daily duties through its various teams, which provide investigation and enforcement services to the general public, industry other City Departments, and pride themselves on service excellence. Teams include, Vehicle for Hire Unit, Commercial Vehicle Unit, General Duties, Downtown and the Community Safety Teams. All of these teams contribute to making Edmonton safer for all.
Community Safety Teams: These peace officers are at the heart of the Healthy Streets Operation Centre and work closely with the Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, Community Safety Liaisons and the communities they serve. These peace officers are expected to provide high visibility and high engagement patrols focused on problem-oriented policing practices in a larger and more integrated team environment in order to find solutions to issues experienced within the communities they serve.
Downtown Peace Officers: These peace officers provide proactive and reactive services to the Civic Centre which includes Churchill Square and other City assets. They support and respond to issues within the core of Edmonton’s downtown entertainment district while ensuring the safety and security of persons and City infrastructure.
General Duties: Otherwise known as the catch all group due to their large scope of responsibilities. These peace officers are responsible for the enforcement and education of a wide variety of bylaw and provincial statutes. Their day-to-day duties include select traffic enforcement responsibilities with a mix of both private and public property complaint types which improve Edmonton’s livability and vibrancy.
Commercial Vehicle Unit: By way of robust inspections, this highly trained team is dedicated to the enforcement and education of the commercial transport industry.
The team helps protect city infrastructure, highway users and the general public by upholding legislative standards found within bylaws, provincial statutes and federal regulations as they apply to the industry. This team works closely with a multitude of regional partners which includes the Edmonton Police Service, Sheriff Highway Patrol and other local enforcement agencies.Vehicle for Hire: This team is entrusted to educate and enforce a variety of regulations as it relates to the operations of vehicles for hire within the City of Edmonton.
This proactive team ensures that vehicles for hire working within the City are adequately licensed and mechanically sound while also ensuring that drivers adhere to the rules of the road. The team works with and for the industry to ensure that current standards and regulations are met.
Animal Control Peace Officer
Promote responsible pet ownership and cultivate safe, healthy, and harmonious communities by becoming an Animal Control Peace Officer. This role provides an opportunity to enhance your communication and problem-solving skills while working towards a rewarding career in enforcement. Your effectiveness will be gauged by your ability to achieve prompt results within a framework of respect, inclusivity, and a service-oriented approach.In Edmonton, the number of companion animals is on the rise, making the role of Animal Control Peace Officers indispensable in ensuring community safety, protecting animal welfare, and educating Edmontonians about responsible pet ownership. Utilize your law enforcement education and experience to foster community connections, drive positive outcomes, and resolve challenging situations as a compassionate advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, ‘Voice for the Voiceless’.
Park Ranger Peace Officer
Work in North America’s largest urban parkland reserve, known as the “Ribbon of Green”. As a Park Ranger Peace Officer, you’ll contribute to ensuring a safe and enjoyable co-existence between the valley’s plants, wildlife and ten million annual visitors in Edmonton’s 48 kilometers of river valley. Park Ranger Peace Officers promote conservation, safe and responsible outdoor recreation in our parks system and parks and trail safety.You’ll find our Park Ranger Peace Officers on the North Saskatchewan River for Marine unit patrols, responding to homeless encampments to assist some of our most vulnerable Edmonton’s, riding trails on mountain bikes and ATV equipment and hosting workshops & presentations with school children on safe wildlife interactions while enjoying outdoor park spaces safely and responsibly.
City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:
- Respond to officer-initiated and publicly-reported incidents using sound judgment and decision-making
- Apply law enforcement practices appropriately and respectfully under minimal supervision
- Prepare reports and correspondence as required
- Work in partnership with internal and external stakeholder agencies
- Work in physically demanding and sometimes dangerous environments
- Other duties as required
- Completion of a recognized Diploma related to Police Studies, Security, Criminology or a related field with a minimum 3 years of strong customer service experience and a minimum 1 year of diverse law enforcement including security, bylaw enforcement, provincial law enforcement or a related area experience is required; Or
- Completion of Grade 12 and a minimum of 5 years enforcement experience in a recognized law enforcement environment; or must have been a serving Police Officer in Canada, or employed as a Peace Officer level I within Alberta for at least 2 years
- Must possess or be able to obtain the Provincial Community Peace Officer I designation with completion of the Community Peace Officer Induction Program – CPOIP, as well as the Municipal Bylaw Officer appointment
- Must be able to obtain or have successfully completed the Physical Abilities Readiness Evaluation (P.A.R.E.) prior to employment
- Professional knowledge of the Community Peace Officer Area, provincial requirements and standards
- Knowledge of City of Edmonton policies and procedures, law and the provincial Peace Officer Program
- Knowledge of operational and tactical planning
- Knowledge of MOVES, Corporate Registries and other programs are assets
- Experience in conducting moving violation enforcement and uniformed enforcement, commercial vehicle inspection and enforcement are assets
- Strategic De-escalation program would be considered an asset
- Knowledge and experience working with diverse communities
- Experience working or volunteering in your community or with racialized people and other equity seeking groups would be considered an asset
- Experience working with Indigenous communities would be considered an asset
- Knowledge of another language is an asset
- Demonstrated understanding of racism and discrimination as it pertains to law enforcement, and how bias can influence behaviour and decisions
- Knowledge of or training in harm reduction, anti-racism, Indigenous awareness and GBA+ would be considered an asset
- Knowledge and practical application of conflict resolution skills; analytical and problem solving skills
- Demonstrate service excellence, embracing diversity and promoting inclusiveness
- Ability to work in physically demanding and sometimes dangerous environment
- Must be able to work independently on confidential and complex issues
- Knowledge and practical application of dealing with difficult persons; strong analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must possess strong presentation and public speaking skills
- Excellent customer service, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills are required
- Strong team player with the ability to contribute to a high performing team
- A proven ability to work well within a unionized workforce
- Following a successful interview process, candidates must pass a Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
- Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent) and eligibility to obtain and retain a City Driver’s Permit is required
- Evening and weekend availability is required
- Applicants may be tested
- Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
- Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator. For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed.
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