The Vancouver Police Department employs Special Municipal Constables as Jail Guards, Traffic Authority, and Community Safety Officers. You will be trained to work in all three positions, starting as an auxiliary employee. These positions provide relevant work experience for people pursuing a policing career.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Jail Guards

book, search, guard, escort, and take care of the people in our custody. They maintain records, jail security and prisoner safety.

Shifts

Full-time Jail Guards work 12-hour shifts for four days, followed by four days off. The shifts are two days from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., then two nights from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Salary

Step 1: $27.30 hourly*

Step 2: $29.63 hourly*

Step 3: $32.04 hourly*

*Salaries have been increased and will be posted soon.

Full-Time Jail Guard Benefits 

  • paid training
  • two weeks of annual holidays to start
  • overtime pay when working holidays
  • uniforms and uniform cleaning supplied
  • medical and dental coverage
  • access to gym facilities

Auxiliary Jail Guard Benefits

  • paid training
  • uniforms and uniform cleaning supplied
  • access to gym facilities
  • 12% – 16% in lieu of benefits

Community Safety Personnel

assist regular patrol officers with various lower-risk tasks, such as picking up statements, outside perimeter security at police incidents, transporting and tagging property, and providing support at major events and emergencies.

Shifts

A full-time workweek for temporary full-time Community Safety Personnel consists of four days of 11-hour shifts, followed by four days off. The shifts rotate between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Auxiliary community safety personnel generally work 8-hour shifts and/or may follow the same rotating shift as those who are temporary full-time, based on operational need. They may also participate in projects, where shifts vary in length.

Salary

Step 1: $22.73 hourly*

Step 2: $24.55 hourly*

Step 3: $26.63 hourly*

*Salaries have been increased and will be posted soon.

Benefits

  • paid training
  • uniforms and uniform cleaning supplied
  • access to gym facilities
  • 12% – 16% in lieu of benefits

Traffic Authority

direct traffic at public, private, and community events.

Shifts

There are no set hours for Traffic Authority shifts – it depends on the individual event. The minimum requirement is to work 100 hours in one year.

Salary

Step 1 $23.73 hourly*

Step 2 $25.63 hourly*

Step 3 $27.80 hourly*

*Salaries have been increased and will be posted soon.

A total of 1,500 hours of work is required to advance to the next step.

Benefits

  • paid training
  • tailor your availability around your work or school schedule, or other commitments
  • uniforms and uniform cleaning provided
  • uniform cleaning is provided
  • 12-16% in lieu of benefits
  • access to gym facilities

Requirements

  • minimum 19 years of age
  • Grade 12 diploma or GED equivalent
  • excellent character
  • physically fit and in excellent health
  • Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • no Criminal convictions, no adult criminal charges pending
  • valid BC Class 5 driver’s licence with no restrictions and a good driving record
  • valid Standard First Aid/CPR “C” certification
  • meet the visual acuity standards
  • fully vaccinated (defined as completion of the full vaccination cycle with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada) unless there is a valid exemption pursuant to the Human Rights Code

Training

Spring and Fall Semester
Weeknights and weekends – typically Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and all day Saturday and Sunday
Approximately 23 weeks of training

Summer Semester
Monday through Friday
Approximately 15 weeks of training