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If the crime you are reporting is an emergency, call 911.

If the crime you are reporting is not an emergency, you can call the non-emergency line at 604-525-5411 or attend our Front Counter at 555 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC.

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Why Join NWPD

Top Ten Reasons to Join NWPD                       Is NWPD right for you?                   Are you right for NWPD?

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Top Ten Reasons to Join NWPD:

    You will gain a lot of police experience in a short amount of time.
    From day one you will be outfitted with top of the line equipment that you need to get the job done. You will receive first class training throughout your whole career.
    10-15% of our members are in secondment roles and we have several specialty sections in the department. You will have opportunities to apply to secondment positions without relocating.
    You will be hard pressed to find a career with as much job security as a police officer.
    You are family, not a badge number, and you will make lifelong friends here.
    Receive outstanding support from the Police Board, the City, and the community of New Westminster.
    Work in one of the fastest growing and diverse cities in the Lower Mainland.
    No probationary salary – you start at the 4th Class Constable rate. If you work overtime you get paid for it.
    Open door policy is in effect at NWPD. Receive support and mentorship from our leadership team.

All of these reasons are attractive in their own right, but the rewarding career you’ll get out of being a Police Officer is the ultimate perk.

Is NWPD right for you?

We’re sure you’ve heard it before – it’s a lifestyle, not just a career. This is true, and our bottom line is that we are looking for people who are committed to making a difference, not just “coming to work”.

What is best for NWPD might not be what is best for you, or what is best for another agency. We do not operate on a cookie cutter approach here at NWPD; we strive for diversity and balance in our team. We recognize that we are fortunate to be in a position of quality versus quantity and it is imperative that we invest in the right people who are the right fit for NWPD.

Are you right for NWPD?

Our hiring process is collaborative and extensive. First, you will meet our recruiting team and as you proceed in the process, you will have the pleasure of meeting a number of professionals that we work with who will give us their perspective on you as a candidate. At each step of the process you are evaluated for compatibility with our team. We also expect you to bring your personality and strengths to the table. During the recruitment process it is your opportunity to assess us and determine if this is where you want to call home.

We look at each and every single one of our candidates as a whole. We understand that you have made decisions you are not proud of and and we hope that you have grown and developed from those experiences. We are seeking candidates who possess superior skills and demonstrated performance in the following competency areas::

  • Conflict management
  • Decision making
  • Ethical accountability and responsibility
  • Planning and organization
  • Risk management
  • Stress tolerance
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills

It is important that our police officers are in a position to provide the best possible service to the citizens of New Westminster and demonstrate the NWPD values. In turn, we will equip you with top notch training, diverse opportunities, a supportive environment, and dedicated leadership.

If you believe you are the right fit for NWPD, we encourage you to apply and welcome your application. Or if you have questions about our process and your application, contact Sergeant Jeff Scott in our Recruiting Section at

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