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Peace Officer (CPO1)

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The Protective Services Department of Red Deer County has a permanent, full-time position for a dynamic and highly motivated Peace Officer (CPO1) to supplement our ongoing focus in the delivery of customer service excellence.

Located in the heart of Central Alberta, Red Deer County provides a wonderful mix of rural and urban amenities. Over 97% of County residents report high satisfaction with their quality of life, making Red Deer County a great destination for both living and working.

Red Deer County is a great place to work! It is much more than just a job to go to. It is a place where everyone plays an important role. At Red Deer County, we believe that mutual trust and respect, shared responsibility, and open communication are essential characteristics for creating personal success within a first class working environment.

The Protective Services Department of Red Deer County has a permanent, full-time position for a dynamic and highly motivated Peace Officer (CPO1) to supplement our ongoing focus in the delivery of customer service excellence.

Key Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Senior Peace Officer, the Enforcement Officer will carry out duties required in the area of law enforcement, under selected Provincial Statutes and Red Deer County Bylaws.

Additional related duties of the Enforcement Officer position include, but are not limited to:

  • Enforcement of the provisions of Provincial Statutes of Alberta, such as: Traffic Safety Act, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Gaming and Liquor Act, Stray Animal Act, Fuel Tax Act, Petty Trespass Act, Municipal Government Act, and any other Act required and duly authorized to enforce.
  • Liaison with R.C.M.P., Peace Officers from other municipalities, or law enforcement officials, for the purpose of carrying out the duties of the position.
  • Enforcement of Red Deer County Bylaws, such as, but not limited to the Road Protection and Traffic Control Bylaw, Animal Control Bylaw, Public Events Bylaw, Parks & Public Places Bylaw, Nuisance Abatement Bylaw, Noise Bylaw, Land Use Bylaw, or any bylaw required and duly authorized to enforce; including enforcement in municipalities which have contracted patrol services through Red Deer County.
  • Assist other County staff as an escort and accompaniment on matters which may involve a security concern.
  • Act as resource person for inquiries regarding bylaws and provincial statutes, whether by public or County request, or refer the matter to the appropriate authority.
  • Other related duties as assigned, within the scope of the position.


  • Minimum of three (3) years related police and/or law enforcement experience.
  • Graduation from an accredited Law Enforcement Program.
  • Eligible for Solicitor Generals’ Community Peace Officer Level 1 appointment.
  • Certification in Radar Operation.
  • Completion of Motor Transport Weights & Measures course would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill, and ability in the enforcement of Municipal Bylaws.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Acceptable Criminal Records Check and Drivers’ Abstract, with a valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers’ License.
  • Good physical condition.
  • Ability and experience in dealing with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Experience in a local government environment is considered an asset.

Additional Information
This is a permanent, full-time position (40 hours/week).  Red Deer County offers a competitive compensation package (salary, medical/dental, health spending, pension program, and learning & wellness program), ongoing professional development and work hours that enable a superior work-life balance.

Qualified parties are requested to submit a detailed resume, cover letter & salary expectations to the Human Resources Department no later than 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25th 2017 to: 

Jennifer Dennis - Human Resources Coordinator
Red Deer County Centre
38106, Range Rd. 275
Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9  Fax: 403-350-2164

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

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