The Saanich Police Department is committed to providing quality police service by working with the community to keep Saanich Safe. We expect the members who serve our community to be committed to excellence and to hold true the core values of the Saanich Police Department.
Candidates must be a minimum 19 years of age. A copy of your official birth certificate is required for the application process.
Candidates must have no criminal record.
Applicants are required to have a grade 12 diploma or equivalent. Applicants who have completed post-secondary education (certificate, diploma, or degree) may be considered more competitive during the selection process.
If an applicant has a college diploma, certificate or university degree, high school transcripts are not required.
Canadian Citizenship, Landed Immigrant Status, or Permanent Resident Status.
Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence or equivalent.
Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR level C.
Meet health, vision and hearing standards outlined below.
Applicants must be physically fit and have a healthy lifestyle.
(i) Must be binocular and have unaided vision of not less than 20/40 in one eye and 20/100 in the other eye;
(ii) Vision should be correctable with approved vision aide to a minimum 20/20 both eyes open with no one eye poorer than 20/30;
(iii) Colour vision must pass the Ishihara test or the Farnsworth D-15 test;
(iv) This minimum vision acuity is required for safe performance of policing duties if glasses or contacts are lost or displaced;
(v) Must be at least 150 degrees continuous along the horizontal meridian and 20 degrees continuous above and below fixation with both eyes open and examined together.
Note: Applicants who have had Laser Surgery must wait one month post surgery for an eye examination and have our form completed by the surgeon stating there are no adverse conditions.
Must have no greater loss than 30 db in both ears in the 500-3000 Hz range.
Below are the behavioural competencies that the Saanich Police are looking for when recruiting police officers.
Adjusts own behaviours and approaches in light of new information, and changing situations. Tailors approach to meet needs of individuals and groups.
Ethical Accountability and Responsibility
Takes responsibility for actions and makes decisions that are consistent with high ethical policing standards.
Utilises communication strategies in an effort to achieve common goals, influence and gain others’ support.
Understands and uses organizational awareness to deliver optimal services. Seeks to understand the critical concerns and most important issues of stakeholders to find optimal solutions.
Identifies problems, implements solutions and evaluates the outcomes.
Manages situations and calls to mitigate risk and maintain a safe environment for self and others.
Remains focused on results in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
Works cooperatively with members of the work team. Contributes to the development of a team environment where team members ultimately achieve established goals
Communicates ideas and information in writing to ensure that information and messages are understood and have the desired impact.