Protective Services Officer

Keeping People and Property Safe

Protective services officers are trusted to provide a safe and secure environment for everyone at an AHS facility.

They proactively mitigate loss or damage, de-escalate incidents of aggression, respond to emergencies, and ensure a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

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$27.82 to $38.27 per hour

Other benefits


High School diploma or equivalent

Post secondary education in law enforcement or a related field would be an asset


Alberta Solicitor General


  • Provide a safe and secure environment for all staff, patients, and visitors
  • Control access within and out of the health facilities and report or investigate irregularities
  • Respond to security, fire, and personal safety related issues in accordance with current legislation and established site policies and procedures
  • May occasionally intervene with aggressive or unpredictable behaviour
  • Respond to emergencies appropriately

Make a Difference

  • Ensure the safety of all people and property at AHS facilities
  • Prevent or proactively mitigate loss or damage to property
  • Appropriately respond and lead others to safety in an emergency situation, run practice drills
  • Maintain a safe and calm atmosphere for patients, families, volunteers, and staff
  • Educate others through presentation of in-services specific to individual safety & security

Work Collaboratively

  • Interact with a wide range of people including patients, families, and other visitors
  • Work with other protective services officers, support staff, administration, and healthcare professionals
  • Work at a variety of health and community facilities, including hospitals and clinics

Grow Your Career

  • Senior protective services officer
  • Additional training and education
  • Healthcare leadership and management
  • Health system administration

Training Program

Protective Services Officers are required to complete the Alberta Health Services or Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Community Peace Officer Induction Training Program (6 weeks program).

Additional Information

To learn more about a career as a Protective Service Officer in our province visit Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS).