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.


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.

Interactive Communication

Utilises communication strategies in an effort to achieve common goals, influence and gain others’ support.

Organizational Awareness

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.

Problem Solving

Identifies problems, implements solutions and evaluates the outcomes.

Risk Management​

Manages situations and calls to mitigate risk and maintain a safe environment for self and others.

Stress Tolerance

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

Written Skills

Communicates ideas and information in writing to ensure that information and messages are understood and have the desired impact.
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