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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.
Applicants must meet all of the following minimum requirements in order to have their application accepted.
|CITIZENSHIP||Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident|
|MINIMUM AGE||19 years of age or older|
|DRIVER’S LICENSE||Valid Class 5 Driver’s License|
|PHOTO||Two current passport style photographs in color|
|HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION||High school graduation certificate or GED|
|POST SECONDARY EDUCATION||Post secondary education with a minimum of 30 credits in academic, university transferable courses. Other course work of an equivalent level and amount may be considered; or possess a Red Seal trade certification, have military service, or has owned and managed their own business,
Education completed outside of Canada must be evaluated by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)
|FIRST AID CERTIFICATE||Must possess and maintain a current basic first aid certificate
Acceptable First Aid Certificates include: Emergency, Survival, Standard, Level 1, or First Responder 1 or 2
A CPR Certificate alone does not suffice
|VISION||Minimum unaided vision 6/12(20/40) in one eye, 6/30(20/100) in the other
Correctable to 6/6(20/20) and 6/9(20/30)
Depth perception must be normal
For color vision: Applicant must pass the Ishihara test or Farnsworth D-15 test. If necessary, an ophthalmologist’s opinion will be requested to determine the type and severity of a deficiency.
Excimer Corneal Laser Surgery is acceptable – must have been performed at least three months prior to application
Radial Keratotomy is not acceptable
|HEARING||Hearing loss in one ear not greater than 50dB and the other ear not greater than 30dB in the 500 – 3000 CPS range|
|PHYSICAL ABILITIES||Must be able to complete a rigorous physical fitness test and a comprehensive medical examination|
|BACKGROUND||Ability to successfully complete a thorough background investigation|
|LOCATION||At time of enlistment, you must live within a 60-kilometer radius of New Westminster city limits|
Applicants possessing any of the preferred qualifications noted below, in addition to all of the required minimum qualifications, will be given preference in the selection process.
|WORK HISTORY||We are looking for employees who are the top performers in their present work role, whose work history is stable, dependable and discipline free
Experience interacting with the public in both positive and negative situations is an advantage
|VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE||Demonstrated commitment to the community through preferred volunteer experience
Police Reserves/Auxiliary, Victim Assistance, Crime Watch, Blockwatch, and Community Police Office Volunteer, or any service club participation would be an asset
|POST SECONDARY EDUCATION||Post-secondary education beyond the minimum, particularly, completion of a university degree is a definite asset
Preferred areas of study include Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Recreation and Service/Hospitality
|SECOND LANGUAGE||Fluency in a language other than English is a definite asset|
|FIRST AID||Industrial First Aid or Level 3 First Aid|
|COMMUNICATION SKILLS||Excellent verbal and written communication skills|
|SENSITIVITY||Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to people of diverse cultures, lifestyles and ethnicity|
|INTERPERSONAL SKILLS||In previous work, volunteer and social settings, candidates must have consistently demonstrated the traits of tact, diplomacy, and common sense|