COVID-19 Police Information Checks and Fingerprinting Services now available

As of Monday, June 8, 2020, Police Information Checks and Fingerprinting Services are once again available. Please call ahead for fingerprinting appointments and download and complete all application forms prior to attendance.

Recruit Selection Process

The selection process consists of the following stages:

 

Intake Exam​​​​​​

The Ethos Police Test assesses practical skill sets that police officers must use on a regular basis while performing their duties. The exam is divided into four modules, is three hours in length, and is marked out of 100. A score of 60% (60/100) is required to pass.

 

POPAT(Police Officer Physical Ability Test)

  • This is an obstacle course that measures the overall fitness of the applicant
  • A passing time of 4:15 must be achieved

 

Application and Integrity Lifestyle Questionnaires

  • These questionnaires cover all aspects of an applicant's life. The West Vancouver Police Department is aware that people make mistakes, mature at different rates and change their behaviour from childhood to adult life. Please be advised that deceit, dishonesty or non-disclosure concerning questions in these documents, or during any other stage of our application process will result in disqualifying you from this process.

 

Recruiting Section Interview

  • This is a behavioral based interview that covers the content of the applicant's submitted information.

 

Patrol Ride Along 

  • This stage gives applicants the opportunity to observe the wide variety of duties that our Patrol officers perform in our community.

 

Executive Interview

  • This is a behavioral based interview that covers competencies related to the role.

 

Background Investigation

  • Consists of an extensive investigation into the applicant's life history.
  • Fingerprint check
  • Polygraph Examination

 

Medical Examination

  • Applicants that make it to this stage are required to participate in a medical examination.

 

Psychological Assessment

  • Applicants that make it to this stage are required to participate in a psychological assessment.