You will be interviewed by a Recruiting Unit detective, who will review your Integrity and Lifestyle questionnaire and personal history. The behavioural-based interview will assess your integrity, problem-solving abilities, respect for diversity, community service orientation, self-initiative, and acceptance of responsibility within your personal life and your career.
You complete a written psychological assessment following a successful interview. This is not a test you can study or prepare for.
Take the polygraph exam
Have a second interview
If you are successful, you will have an interview with a Recruiting sergeant, who will determine if you move forward to a final medical examination and background investigation.
You will need to provide written documentation supporting your police experience. A thorough background investigation will include interviews with your family, long-time friends, present and past employers and colleagues, neighbours, and landlords.
Have a medical examination
You will complete a medical exam by a physician contracted by the City of Vancouver. Hearing standards are assessed at this stage. Basic Function Movement testing will be done which assesses fitness, such as push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and flexibility.
The coast of the medical exam is approximately $480 and is paid by the applicant.
Please note that any member hired by the Vancouver Police Department is hired on a probationary basis for the term of one year. Any increments or wage increases will include previous years of police services.