Recruiting is a comprehensive process. Learn more about the different stages below.
||Application and security clearance questionnaire
||Written exam and POPAT
||Suitability interview with our recruitment team
|Police Recruit Evaluation (PRE) – the PRE is designed to assess a variety of competencies, skills and abilities
||NWPD ride along (Ride alongs are on pause to do the current pandemic)
|Panel interview with our senior management team
||A background investigation which includes a medical exam, psychological test, and a polygraph exam
||Executive interview with Chief Constable Jansen and Deputy Chief Constable Hyland
||At this stage, the applicant is considered qualified to fill future vacancies.
||Job offer and welcome to the New Westminster Police Department!
To review our minimum requirements and preferred qualifications for new recruits, please click here.
To be successful in our recruitment process we encourage you to research the New Westminster Police Department, who we are, and what we offer. Prepare for knowledge questions about the career of policing and behavioural-based questions. We also recommend that you review our list of competencies as noted below.
At the suitability interview, we will ask questions about who you are and your understanding of policing. The suitability interview will assess the following competencies:
- Conflict management
- Risk management
- Decision making
- Ethical accountability and responsibility
- Planning and organization
The panel interview is similar to the suitability interview, however, a different set of competencies will be assessed:
- Organizational awareness
- Stress tolerance
Come prepared to both interviews by researching the City of New Westminster and the New Westminster Police Department, along with knowledge of policing.