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Reserve Constable Program

The New Westminster Police Department is now accepting applications to the Reserve Constable Program.

Why Join the NWPD Reserve Program?

Whether you are considering a career in policing or just want to give back to your community, the New Westminster Police Department’s Reserve Constable Program can offer you an exciting and rewarding opportunity to gain valuable police experience while participating in community special events, developing and implementing new programs within the city, or accompanying a police officer while in a ride along capacity.

Our Reserve Constables are required to volunteer a minimal amount of hours per month designated to community services and special events as well as complete several mandatory training requirements annually.

All of our Reserve Constables must meet the minimal requirements as outlined on the Applicant Minimum Requirements. These requirements and other important information can be found here:

Forms (PDF)

Application (PDF)

Training Requirements

All of our Reserve Constables must complete the basic Reserve Constable’s training as outlined by the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s Office. Training will take place over a period of two months and will include such things as legal studies, search and seizure, note taking, bicycle patrol, use of force certification, physical training, tactical communication, crime prevention, traffic control etc. Each candidate must successfully pass both a mid-term and final examination.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact Cst. Wendy Bowyer.