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Reserve Constable Program

Why Join the NWPD Reserve Constable 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:


Training Requirements

All of our Reserve Constables must complete the NWPD Reserve Constable Training Program set out by the B.C. Police Service under the Ministry of Justice and in collaboration with the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Training will take place over a period of three months and will include such topics as legal studies, search and seizure, note-taking, bicycle patrol, use of force certification, physical training, tactical communication, crime prevention, and traffic control. Each candidate must successfully pass both a mid-term and final examination before they can graduate from the NWPD Reserve Constable Program and be appointed as a Special Municipal Constable.


Contact Us

For further information, please contact the NWPD Crime Prevention Coordinator.


Congratulations to the Class of 2022!


NOTE: Applications for the 2022 Reserve Constable Program are now closed. Please check our website for our next recruiting drive.

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