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Reserve Constable Program FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


When will applications open for the 2024 Reserve Constable Program?

Applications will open in early 2024. Please check back, or follow us on social media for all the latest updates.


Does NWPD hold info sessions?

No, NWPD does not hold info sessions; however, we prefer to chat with our candidates’ one on one to allow for your individual questions to be answered. We encourage all applicants who have questions to email or call 604-529-2446 and speak with one of our Crime Prevention Unit Coordinators.


How do I apply?

Please note that applications are not yet open for the 2024 Reserve Constable Class. When they open, you will be invited to apply online through this website.


What are the steps in the recruitment process?

Step 1. Submission of application.

Step 2. Selection process begins.

Step 3. Panel Interviews, fingerprints and police history checks

Step 4. Background investigation, including employment verification, reference check and polygraph test.

Step 5. Final selection process. After successful completion of the selection process, training will commence. During the training program, recruits will be required to successfully complete the COPAT.


Where do I get my vision and hearing exams completed?

Your Hearing/Audiometric Report will need to be completed by an accredited Audiologist or Audiometric Technician. NWPD does not have a list of preferred professionals for you to choose from, so please visit a professional in your local area.


I had an eye and/or hearing exam completed with another department. Can I submit the other department’s forms with my NWPD application?

We require the NWPD eye and hearing forms to be completed and submitted with the application. However, if you had your exam done within the past six months of submitting your application with another police department within the province of British Columbia, we would accept your results.


I am currently not a Citizen of Canada; can I still apply to NWPD?

In order to submit an application with NWPD, you must be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada.


What is the age limit for applying?

There is no age limit. The only age restriction is that applications must be at least 19 years of age.


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