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Become a Highway Traffic Officer

Join the Government of Saskatchewan as a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer!

In this position, you will protect provincial highways, while ensuring the safety for all drivers. Officers conduct enforcement by stopping commercial trucks to ensure they’re meeting rules and regulations.

Officers may also need to attend court, respond to public inquiries and attend education events focusing on the trucking industry, professional drivers and related commercial carriers.


1. Benefits

A career with Saskatchewan Highway Patrol is a challenging and rewarding experience.

Officers take pride in their responsibility to educate industry and enforce laws respecting commercial vehicle operation on the highways of Saskatchewan.

Increasing the safety of the travelling public and preventing damage caused by overweight vehicles are just two of the services that Saskatchewan Highway Patrol provides for the people of the province.


2. Duties

The primary duties of the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol include:
  • Enforcing transportation legislation, policies and agreements for commercial vehicles.
  • Checking commercial vehicle operators for licensing, certification and insurance.
  • Inspecting vehicles for safety, weights and dimensions, permits and registrations.
  • Laying charges, appearing in court, conducting investigations, and preparing reports.
  • Educating drivers and companies about legal requirements.
  • Working shift work, including evenings and weekends.
  • Travel away from your headquarters to participate in enforcement events in other detachments.
Officers are also members of the Protection and Response Team and have arrest and detention powers.

Other duties will include:
  • Responding to 911 calls;
  • Investigating impaired drivers;
  • Enforcing speed limits and other traffic violations – inside and outside of work zones;
  • Responding to motor vehicle accidents; and
  • Taking action when offences are committed.

3. Eligibility

To be considered for a position, you must have gained experience or training in the areas of law enforcement, commercial vehicle mechanics or commercial transportation.

This could be obtained through completion of a law enforcement diploma, training and experience in commercial vehicle mechanics, extensive experience operating and maintaining commercial vehicles, or any combination of the three.

Knowledge of investigation and legal/court processes, procedures related to commercial vehicle transportation, and a Class 1 driver’s license are all considered assets.

If your qualifications advance you to the next stage of the application process, you will need to successfully complete a suitability assessment that consists of problem-solving and temperament questionnaires, a medical and a physical assessment.

The final stage of the application process consists of an in-person interview, reference checks and a criminal record check. After you successfully complete this stage of the application process you may be selected to become a Saskatchewan Highway Patrol Officer.


4. Training

The program is an extensive course that provides you with job specific training and tools required to start your career with Saskatchewan Highway Patrol. During training, you will receive classroom and practical field training from experienced officers, as well as other experts.

Instructors will cover topics that include:

  • High Risk Situations
  • Clearing a Room
  • Pressure Point Control Tactics
  • First-Aid
  • Advanced Driving
  • Saskatchewan Commercial Vehicle Regulations
  • Verbal Judo
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspection procedures and standards
  • Legal and Court Processes

The Recruit Training Program is operated at facilities at the University of Regina where recruits have access to on-campus facilities, including membership to the Fitness & Lifestyle Centre, and are provided with a fitness program by fitness trainers at the Dr. Paul Schwann Centre.


5. Apply

To apply, contact:

Saskatchewan Highway Patrol



6. Further Information

For a full description of the salary and benefits, please visit Government of Saskatchewan Central Services – Salary and Benefits.

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