$120,000 per year
Above national average
Salary estimated from 1 employee, user, and past and present job advertisement on Indeed in the past 36 months.Last updated: July 6, 2021
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If you are truly a service-oriented person, this could be your career.
Constable/Sergeant/Detective (Former Employee) - Edmonton, AB - 19 February 2021
When people say that policing isn't a job or a career but a calling, I wholeheartedly agree. There is no career similar to it - perhaps the military. If you are not committed to putting others ahead of yourself, then look elsewhere.The brother/sisterhood in policing is perhaps only rivaled by the military as you are literally placing your life in the hands of your squad mates. When you have a good leader and a good squad/section/unit mates, you will likely feel like you never want anything to change. And, as with any organization, a poor leader will want to make everyone else jump ship.Within the EPS, you can have a very varied career and never have to change organizations. Your choices of careers range from super high energy to white collar management-type of work. You should never be able to say that you are bored with your job. If so, that's your fault!Some of the sights, sounds, smells and memories of work on the street can leave emotional scars so be prepared for that. Conversely, the street is, in my opinion, where you can serve the greatest good and have the largest impact on the citizens of Edmonton. You will undoubtedly literally save someones life if you work the street for even a handful of years.As a family person, the hardest part of the job on your family is also the best part of the job - shift work. Yes, you will miss the occasional birthday or piano recital, but you will also get to go on school field trips, have five days off in the middle of the week, etc so that you can have quality time with your family. Not very many Dads get to go on field trips -
Very tight comradarie, good pay, good benefits, 100% recession and Covid-19 proof employment.
Some of the things that you have to deal with will hurt your heart and soul
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