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Reserve Constable Program FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


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?

You can apply by:

Pick up a hard copy of the application form at the New Westminster Police Department located at 555 Columbia Street in New Westminster or download and print a copy of the application form. Applications for volunteering will only appear online during a recruitment drive.


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 POPAT.


I have completed my application, how do I submit it?

You may submit your application by hand-delivering your required forms to the New Westminster Police Department or by mailing it to:

New Westminster Police Department
Attention: Recruiting
555 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC
V3L 1B2


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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