Community Peace Officer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 April 2019
Working in a hospital environment can be dark in itself but while I was there was social atmosphere was toxic. Mandatory overtime, short staffed all the time and a fear culture pressured new casual employees into taking bad shifts for a hope at getting fulltime. As far as Peace Officer positions go its one of the lowest paying in the province. Some of the Officers were great people, who loyally dedicated themselves to an organisation that didn't seem to appreciate it. When I asked for new uniforms, I was given shirts with rips in them and old pants. Most of the equipment on the duty belts are self bought as supplies for new officers were limited. Office furniture was held together with ductape.
Stat pay was alright and there was flexibility to take breaks and snack when you were able. Its also a great opportunity for young people looking to enter the industry to gain your status. There are not many training opportunities, but you'll get the hands on work experience that will lead you to other future opportunities. Its also a great place for casual part time work. If your an experienced officer/sheriff looking to pick up some hours throughout the month to fund a vacation or pay bills its great and generally low commitment.
Again, considering it is a hospital, if blood, urine or death makes you queezy you probably should consider another organisation.
good stepping stone, good for part time/ casual work, lots of downtime
cold management, no training or advancement, bad equipment, high risk, low pay