Calgary Transit is putting out a call to anyone interested in becoming a peace officer.

The city has set aside $700,000 to hire eight new public safety and enforcement peace officers this year and has begun holding recruitment sessions for interested candidates.

Brayden Snow, 22, has been working as a security guard, and said he attended Saturday's information session to make sure he got noticed.

"I'm sure out of the hundreds and hundreds of applicants that actually have applied, not everyone came to the presentation," he said. "I'm hoping that they see my face, they see my name, and they'll see that in the pile of applications and they'll shortlist me and maybe I'll go for an interview."

Another information session is scheduled for Thursday, Calgary Transit says.

The deadline for applications is in two weeks.