Ask A BC Sheriff

Discuss the educational and physical requirements, testing process and background phase involved in the hiring process. Includes the experiences and advice of current and past applicants. All agency application related questions belong here.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby hockeyboy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:07 pm

What kind of finger print check is done upon hiring? Is it the vulnerable sector one or what is it that is done? It does not specify.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby whatsmy10-20 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Has anyone applying for the February 2019 competition heard about taking their SOPAT yet?
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Tanner1992 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:29 pm

whatsmy10-20 wrote:Has anyone applying for the February 2019 competition heard about taking their SOPAT yet?
Not yet. Just waiting for a date

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby imascott » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:01 pm

Dorydory wrote:yup. 3 references.
oh thank god they changed that...
that was the hardest thing to do.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Rareform » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:40 pm

Yeah, talking to some of the older Sheriffs, it seems it was a stretch for some people.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby rlmvn » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:20 pm

Does anyone know when the next wave of applications will be open? I have heard December, just wanted to see if anyone else knows.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby miscaware » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:10 pm

I have my SOPAT scheduled for next Wednesday. For those who have done the SOPAT and other law enforcement physical tests, where would you rank it in terms of difficulty compared to the others? From reading the description it appears harder than the COPAT but easier than the PARE and POPAT (I've done all 3)

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Dorydory » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:46 pm

its basically the POPAT without the long jump. So it isnt that much easier.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby celticfigz » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:31 pm

I thought I was in pretty decent shape and I was gasping by the end. Still finished with a decent time of 3:35. The vault is the most difficult so don't burn yourself out with the run. The Push/Pull is really straightforward and a good place to make up time if you focus on footwork and positioning. I, unfortunately, was unsuccessful in the application process but best of luck to everyone! :thumbsup:

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby JTNasty » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:01 pm

So I got the email saying that I start training Oct 1st!

For those who have gone through the training, what can I expect?

How many hours a week will I be on campus?

Thanks.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby BS1991 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:51 pm

JTNasty wrote:So I got the email saying that I start training Oct 1st!

For those who have gone through the training, what can I expect?

How many hours a week will I be on campus?

Thanks.
JTNasty wrote:So I got the email saying that I start training Oct 1st!

For those who have gone through the training, what can I expect?

How many hours a week will I be on campus?

Thanks.

From when I was there (about 3 years ago) it was Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 schedule. There was the odd day you'd stay a little later. Weekends off. There was homework at times but not a ton. You can live a pretty "normal" life while attending the JIBC. Training was pretty good overall, I didn't find the course very challenging but some people had some struggles at times. If you aren't a complete idiot you should be fine.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Dorydory » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:12 am

congrats JT!

its pretty straight forward. days are 0830-1630. hour long lunch makes the day go by quick

just listen to what the instructors say, follow the campus rules (no cutting through the atrium etc.) and show up looking clean and ready to go.

don't be late. don't do anything stupid with your uniform when you eventually get it *cough*

don't take your red gun out off the holster until its appropriate to do so. people love playing with it and it gets a lot of people into trouble.

the JI has eyes and ears everywhere.

the curriculum is super straight forward. the hardest thing is probably firearms, as it progresses quite quickly and not everyone is a natural right away.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Jj001161 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:52 am

Rolling the sleeves on the uniform don’t fly very good with the instructors :alright:

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby noanykey » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:07 pm

Going to a bar and waving your badge in the air will get you fired instantly.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby JTNasty » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:44 pm

Thanks for all the advice guys, I appreciate it! I'm looking forward to training!


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