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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.


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.


Application Process

STEP ONE            Submit your application with resume and cover letter through our online portal.

STEP TWO           Security clearance questionnaire, and required forms submitted

STEP THREE        Suitability interview with our recruitment team

STEP FOUR          Written exam

STEP FIVE            A background investigation, which includes a polygraph exam

STEP SIX               Successful applicants are notified

STEP SEVEN        COPAT to be completed prior to training commencing


Contact Us

For further information, please contact the NWPD Community Engagement Unit at

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