Three police agencies are set to host a law enforcement career day on May 19th at the Lethbridge College gym. The Lethbridge Police Service, Blood Tribe Police Service and the RCMP are all participating.
The day is open to the public and will provide information about each agency, and the process in becoming a police officer. Staff from LPS told us they are looking to hire up to 12 potential new officers by November of 2023 and ready to hit the streets by 2024.
Allison Williams, a constable with the LPS Recruiting Unit highlighted what the event is going to look like.
“This Friday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. we have all three gymnasiums at the college booked. We are going to set up a A-PREP orientation so one of the gyms will actually have the full A-PREP set up so that anybody who is interested in just getting familiar with the machines can come. We can even run them through a couple rounds of it. And then the second gymnasium is going to have two of our Tactical members, along with a canine that are going to do some fun demos so that people can kind of see what things are like through those units. And then the third gymnasium is going to have all of the recruiting booths and the recruiting officers there so that if anybody is interested in a career in policing, they can come chat with the different agencies, see what we all have to offer. And we will have our recruiters there to chat with them about the application process, the hiring process, the recruit process, and any questions that they might have.”
Officials say the Lethbridge Police Service, Blood Tribe Police and the RCMP are all currently hiring.