The Saanich Police Department is currently accepting applications for our reserve program
We will be hosting a Reserve Constable class in September 2022 and are currently accepting applications! The deadline to apply is March 31, 2022
Saanich Police Application for Reserve Constables
Saanich Police Reserve Constables are uniformed, trained volunteers who participate in non-enforcement community policing and crime prevention activities and accompany police officers in a ride-along capacity. Depending on the task, Reserve Constables work under the direct supervision of a police officer or the general supervision of the police department. Our Reserve Constables are required to volunteer a minimum of 160 hours per year as well as complete several mandatory training requirements annually.
Candidates must meet the minimum requirements as outlined on the Applicant Minimum Requirements page.
All our Reserves Constables must complete the basic Reserve Constable’s training as outlined by the Ministry of Solicitor General’s Office. Training takes about four months with classes held 1-2 evenings a week and one weekend day. Candidates study legal issues, crime prevention, traffic, professionalism and ethics, communication tactics, use of force certification, and tactical communication. Training also has a strong team building component.
The two Provincial written exams are administered on classroom studies. The Provincial written exams are conducted by the Justice Institute of BC. The passing score for these examinations is a minimum of 70%. Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum of two years volunteer service.
Assessment of honesty, integrity and ethics are an integral part of the selection process and the information you provide throughout the process will be scrutinized closely. Dishonesty, deceit, or non-disclosure of information can result in your removal from the process.
The Saanich Police are committed to being an equal opportunity employer as we look for confident applicants that reflect our diverse community that we serve. The reserve selection process will begin six months before the commencement of a training class; however we will accept applications year-round.
More information on the Reserve Constable training program can be obtained by contacting the Reserve Constable Program Director here.
Overview of the Reserve Constable Recruiting Process
Initial Screening Interview
Peer Panel Interview
Before you fill out the application form please ensure you have all required documents ready to upload.
Apply for the Saanich Police Reserve Constable Program
Applicants are required to submit the following documents
Additional documentation below is required
A. When completed, send using the Update Application button
B. Submit your Polygraph Integrity Questionnaire
In addition to the above documentation
- 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
- Download the “Polygraph Integrity Questionnaire” form below by clicking “download form”
- Ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, if not please use the link above to install the program.
- In your downloads folder locate the file called “PIQ V5.pdf”
- Right click on the file and hover over the option “open with” then from the options presented click “Adobe Acrobat DC”
- Wait for the form to open in Adobe Acrobat DC
- Fill out the form and save to your computer
- Submit the filled “PIQ V5.pdf” along with your application using the form below.