December 2011

The staff development division is currently in the process of contacting applicants who have been selected to attend the entrance exam and POPAT stages of the selection process on December 18th, 2011.  Applicants who receive an invitation to the POPAT must bring their completed medical forms (signed by a doctor) and waiver forms to the POPAT.  Applicants who present incompleted forms will not be authorized to attempt the POPAT.  There will be no other stages of the selection process scheduled for December 2011.

It is with sincere appreciation that I take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Saanich Police selection process for their patience, determination, initiative and commitment.   As predicted, 2011 was a year that only identified 6 recruits.  This trend is expected to continue throughout most of 2012.   I would like to strongly encourage all applicants to keep challenging yourself by continuously looking for opportunities that will enhance your personal and professional development while demonstrating your genuine interest in police work.

The Saanich Police will continue to employ our values system into the selection of recruits to reassure all applicants, serving police officers and the citizens of Saanich that the integrity of the process is upheld to its current high standards.   

On behalf of the staff development division, I would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season, as we all look forward to the opportunities that await us in 2012.

Best regards,

Sgt. Dean Duthie

 

November 2011

The staff development division has identified two applicants to be sworn in as Saanich Police probationary constables on November 23rd, 2011.   The two new recruits will start block I training in class 136 at the police academy later this month.  

Applicants have been identified to attend the Assessment Centre scheduled for November 28th, 2011 and December 5th, 2011.

Applicants are currently being identified to attend the entrance exam and POPAT that is scheduled for December 18th, 2011.

 

October 2011 *UPDATE*

As of October 13th, the POPAT that was scheduled for Sunday, October 16th has been canceled.  The next POPAT date will be scheduled for mid December. 

 

October 2011

The staff development division is in the process of identifying applicants to attend the POPAT scheduled for Sunday, October 16th and for the entrance exam scheduled for Sunday, October 23rd. 

Saanich Police have secured a limited number of seats at the upcoming assessment centres in November.  Applicants who have completed the Sergeant interview stage of the process will be considered to attend this stage.   Identified applicants will be contacted directly from the staff development section to provide specific information and an itinerary.

The selection process is continuing to focus on identifying two recruits for the November 28th, 2011 police academy class. 

 

September 2011

The staff development division has identified two recruits for the September police academy.  Although no confimations have been made in regards to the November police academy, the selection process will continue throughout September and October to ensure that potential recruits are identified, should authorization to hire from the Chief Constable and Police Board be received.

Confirmations have been made with applicants who have been invited to the written intake exam and or POPAT for Sunday, September 18th.  For those identified applicants (who have been contacted and confirmed) please do not forget your required documentation (medical waiver signed by a doctor, Saanich Police waiver, and PISE waiver) as well as the $56.00 POPAT fee that is paid (in cash) to PISE.

Sergeant level interviews will continue to be scheduled in September and October. 

 

July 2011

During the months of June and July, the Staff Development Section conducted various Sergeant level interviews with applicants who were at this stage in the process.    A review is currently being conducted that will identify which applicants will move on to the next stage in the process - the assessment centre.

Confirmations have been made with applicants who have been invited to the written intake exam and / or POPAT on Sunday, July 24th.   For those identified applicants (who have been contacted and confirmed) please do not forget your required documentation (medical waiver signed by a doctor, Saanich Police waiver, and PISE waiver) and the $56.00 POPAT fee (cash only).   There is no POPAT scheduled for August.

The next planned assessment centre is scheduled for September 2011.  Applicants at this stage will be identified and contacted in August.

The Police Academy will be hosting two recruit classes (Block I) in the Fall of 2011.  The Saanich Police currently have two seats reserved for both classes, and will be focusing on identifying highly competitive / suitable recruits throughout the summer and into the fall.

 

June 2011

All invitations for the June 26th intake exam and POPAT have been sent via email to identified applicants at this stage of the selection process.  If you have received an invitiation, you are required to respond no later than Wednesday, June 22nd to secure a position for testing.

The Staff Development section is in the process of transitioning to the polygraph from the computerized voice stress analyser.  It is expected that the truth verification stage of the process will be scheduling testing dates for applicants at this stage in July and August 2011.

The Staff Development Section is pleased in welcome Ms. Kim Friesen as the new administrative assistant.  Ms. Friesen will be a main point of contact for most applicants, especially during the initial stages.  Please direct all your correspondence to Kim through the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email address.

 

May 2011

The POPAT that was scheduled for May 15th, 2011 has been cancelled due to logistical reasons.  Those applicants who were invited to this stage of the process have all been contacted and advised.  The next scheduled POPAT is June 26th, 2011.   Applicants will be identified and invited to this next date by June 17th, 2011.

A reminder to all applicants who are currently in the process and have completed the POPAT stage; your POPAT score is only valid for one year from the date that you completed it.  Therefore, it is recommeded that all applicants who have completed the POPAT more than one year ago contact the Saanich Police recruiting section by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to advise and schedule a date to complete the POPAT again.

 

April 2011

The Saanich Police has recently entered into an agreement with the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific / Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence (PISE) for the facilitation of our POPAT stage of the selection process.   The next scheduled POPAT is Sunday, April 17th, 2011.  Applicants who have been identified to attend this date will be notified the week of April 4-8.

An applicant intake exam has been scheduled for April 17th, 2011.  Applicants who have been identified to attend this date will be notified the week of April 4-8. 

 

March 2011

The Saanich Police have identified two applicants that will be sworn in as police constables on April 1st, 2011.   The Police Academy will not be facilitating another recruit class until the Fall of 2011.  No dates have been confirmed, as hiring numbers continue to be low in the majority of British Columbia Municipal Police agencies.

The Saanich Police will continue to accept resumes via email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , however, it is important to understand that given the low forecast for hiring over the next 18 months, the competitive level is high and the process will move at a slower pace (approximately 12-18 months to complete, if successful in each stage).

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