Duties of a Police Constable:

Police officers perform duties of considerable variety and responsibility involving: public service, protection of life and property, prevention and investigation of crime and the enforcement of law. These duties must be performed in accordance with a wide variety of police regulations and legal requirements.

A Police officer is required to act without direct supervision and to exercise a degree of independent judgment when dealing with routine and emergency situations. With this responsibility comes a high level of accountability, to supervisors, the Court of law, and the community for which the constable serves.

Minimum Standards:

  • Minimum age, 19 years;

  • No Criminal Record;

  • A scanned copy of your Birth Certificate;

  • A scanned copy of your Official Canadian Citizenship Certificate or Permanent Resident Card;

  • High school graduation or equivalent (Transcripts MUST be an official stamped copy that is forwarded to the Saanich Police Staff Development Section directly from the high school in which the applicant attended or the Ministry of Education, in a sealed envelope)  If transcripts are recieved in any other manner, they will not be accepted. Should an applicant possess any post-secondary education, transcripts must be forwarded in the same manner;

  • Scanned colour passport photo;

  • A scanned copy of a valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent, and a copy of your driving record (abstract);

  • A scanned copy of a valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR level C;

  • Good verbal and written communication skills;

  • Physically fit and have a healthy lifestyle;

  • Vision standards (Forms downloadable here):

    (i)  Must be binocular and have unaided vision of not less than 20/40 in one eye and 20/100 in the other eye;

    (ii) Vision should be correctable with approved vision aide to a minimum 20/20 both eyes open with no one eye poorer than 20/30;

    (iii) Colour vision must pass the Ishihara test or the Farnsworth D-15 test;

    (iv) This minimum vision acuity is required for safe performance of policing duties if glasses or contacts are lost or displaced;

    (v) Must be at least 150 degrees continuous along the horizontal meridian and 20 degrees continuous above and below fixation with both eyes open and examined together.

    Note: applicants who have had Laser Surgery must wait one month post surgery for an eye examination and have our form completed by the surgeon stating there are no adverse conditions.

  • Normal hearing in each ear - documented by an Audiogram produced by your Audiologist; and

  • The Saanich Police does not participate in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

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