Vancouver – Vancouver Police recruiters are expanding their search for B.C.’s best and brightest, and will visit Victoria next week to identify a new crop of potential future officers.
“As British Columbia’s largest and most progressive police agency, the Vancouver Police Department boasts career and lifestyle opportunities that nobody else can compete with,” says Sergeant Matt Mageau, of VPD’s Recruiting Unit. “Here, police officers can choose from dozens of unique career paths – from front-line patrol, community policing and emergency response, to cybercrime, tech crime and other investigative specialties. These opportunities, along with Vancouver’s West Coast lifestyle, make Vancouver the place to be for anyone who wants to pursue a career in policing.”
Vancouver Police recruiters are hosting information sessions in Greater Victoria on March 21 and 22. Potential applicants will have a chance to speak with VPD officers to find out more about the recruiting process and learn what the Vancouver Police Department has to offer.
Pre-registration is required for Monday’s information session, which takes place from 6-8 p.m. at the Inn at Laurel Point. No registration is needed for Tuesday’s session, which takes place at the career fair at Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus from 3-5 p.m.
VPD is searching for an array of candidates to serve as police officers and as special municipal constables. Applicants who aren’t quite ready to become police officers can serve as jail guards, municipal traffic authority, and community safety officers. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to serve VPD’s many diverse communities, which includes the busy West End and downtown core, the Downtown Eastside, and eclectic neighbourhoods like Commercial Drive, Gastown, and Kistilano.
“We’re searching for people who come from a variety of backgrounds and have had many different life experiences,” said Sgt. Mageau, adding that VPD constables earn $111,709 after four years of service, with opportunities to earn more by working overtime at concerts, sporting events, and on movie sets. “Whether you’re a student looking for a career path or someone looking to make a change, if you’ve got good character and a desire to make life better for others, this is the place to be.”
Visit joinvpd.ca to find out more about the Vancouver Police Department’s recruiting process.
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