The Auxiliary Cadet Program provides training and employment to augment the skills, knowledge, and experience of candidates aged 18 and over who have the potential to successfully compete for a sworn police officer position with the Calgary Police Service (CPS). We encourage individuals between 18 – 24 years of age specifically to apply.

Previous enrolment in the Calgary Police Cadet Corps is not a requirement to apply for the Auxiliary Cadet Program. This program aims to attract candidates from diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds who are genuinely interested in a career in law enforcement. The CPS will offer mentorship and learning through a structured employment opportunity.

The Auxiliary Cadet Program is a structured paid training and employment program designed to augment the skills, knowledge and experience of young candidates who require development in these areas to successfully compete for a sworn police officer position with the Calgary Police Service.

The CPS Auxiliary Cadet Program will provide training in areas such as:

  • citizenship and community service;
  • character development and self-discipline;
  • policing fundamentals and drills;
  • leadership, ethics; and
  • first-aid and physical training and wellness.

Cadet applicants must:

  • be 18 years or older;
  • have successfully completed grade 12 or equivalent;
  • be of good character;
  • have no criminal record, or if the applicant has a criminal record has received a pardon in respect to that record;
  • not be the subject of a current criminal investigation; and
  • undergo a recruiting process determined by the CPS Human Resources Operations Section (HROS).


To develop in young people the attributes of good citizenship, leadership, physical fitness and integrity while enhancing their law enforcement knowledge as they move towards a career with the Calgary Police Service.


Vigilance, Courage, Pride.

Core Values

All members of the Calgary Police Auxiliary Cadets are expected to adhere to the core values, conducting themselves at all times with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness and compassion, and courage.

  • Honesty
    Tell the truth with candour in a way that is clear and to the point.
  • Integrity
    Display actions and express oneself in a manner consistent with the values of the
  • Respect
    Treat all people with value and decency. Listen to the views of others and maintain open communication.
  • Fairness and Compassion
    Deal with people fairly and in a manner that displays empathy and understanding.
  • Courage
    Take a stand on issues of value and importance to oneself and the Service.

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