Saanich Police Application for Experienced Canadian Officers

Exemption Candidates

An experienced applicant may be exempted from the Police Recruit Training Program, if they have: 

  • Successfully completed the Police Recruit Training at the Justice Institute of British Columbia or an Accepted Equivalent prior to their appointment:

Accepted Equivalent

    • RCMP Training Academy (Depot)
    • Ontario Police College
    • Chief Crowfoot Learning Centre (Calgary Police Service)
    • Edmonton Police Service, Basic Recruit Training
    • Lethbridge College
    • Winnipeg Police Service, Police Recruit Training Academy
    • Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
    • Saskatchewan Police College
    • Ecole Nationale de Police du Quebec
    • Atlantic Police Academy
    • Canadian Forces Military Police Academy
  • Been employed as a police officer with a Canadian police service within the previous three years; and
  • Successfully complete all stages of the recruiting process.

Please Note

Before you fill out the application form below please ensure you have all required documents ready to upload.

Apply for the Experienced Canadian Officers Program

Please download and fill out these forms. Return them using the form below.

To complete the forms you will need to have Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Pro installed on your computer.

Once it has been determined that candidates meet the minimum requirements, a recruiting file will be established, and the recruiting officer will contact the candidate. Exempt officers will be required to complete the majority of steps of the Saanich Police Recruiting Process.

Step 1

Application packages MUST include all of the following

For tips on how to complete and send a document electronically, see our FAQ page.

Step 2


Step 3

In addition to the above documentation

  1. Official stamped copies of educational transcripts are required for the highest level of education completed. These documents must be forwarded to the Saanich Police Staff Development Division directly from the school/college/university by mail in a sealed envelope or by email. If transcripts are received in any other manner, they will not be accepted.

2. An original signed copy of the Authorization for Release of Information document is required and must be mailed to the Saanich Police Department to:

Saanich Police Department
760 Vernon Ave,
Victoria BC, V8X 2W6


  1. Download the “Polygraph Integrity Questionnaire” form below by clicking “download form”
  2. Ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, if not please use the link above to install the program.
  3. In your downloads folder locate the file called “PIQ V5.pdf”
  4. Right click on the file and hover over the option “open with” then from the options presented click “Adobe Acrobat DC”
  5. Wait for the form to open in Adobe Acrobat DC
  6. Fill out the form and save to your computer
  7. Submit the filled “PIQ V5.pdf” along with your application using the form below.

Download All Files


Download Files to Fill Online Using Adobe Acrobat

Recruit Applicant Questionnaire

Polygraph Integrity Questionnaire

Download Files to Print, Fill and Scan

Visual Assessment Form

Hearing Assessment Form

Authorization for Release of Information Form

Applicant Checklist

(for your reference only)


Completed Forms

Saanich Police Experienced Canadian Officer Application Form

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