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 Dorydory » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:51 am

the only thing I've seen is a small change stating that we have to be sober and what not for work.

I'm sure drug use, whether legal or not, will come up in the CVSE, similar to alcohol use is examined.

if your drug use prior to oct 17 2018 would've precluded you before, it'll likely still hinder you now.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Tango5 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:15 pm

If any one interested BC Sheriffs are actively hiring now.

https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com ... view/55729
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby UPRITE » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:29 pm

For the recruits in the February SRT, has anyone heard back if they passed the enhanced security screening yet? Just wanted to check in with other recruits to see where everyone is at. Thanks

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Sam82 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:49 am

Hey guys,
Im thinking to applay to Sheriffs office. Because English is not my first language I need to take the LPI test. Anyone done this before?
Thanks

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Sam82 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:01 am

Sam82 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:49 am
Hey guys,
Im thinking to applay to Sheriffs office. Because English is not my first language I need to take the LPI test. Anyone ?
Thanks

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby noanykey » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:59 pm

Sam82 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:01 am
Sam82 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:49 am
Hey guys,
Im thinking to applay to Sheriffs office. Because English is not my first language I need to take the LPI test. Anyone ?
Thanks
I took the LPI. Get on it now before the posting expires as the Sheriff's only hire once or twice a year.
If you need to study for the LPI, the book is pretty big. So gotta start that stuff ASAP.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby davidvh » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:34 pm

I recently applied on January 4.

I don't have the necessary post-secondary credits so I wrote an LPI exam at UBC on January 12. I also wrote and passed the test for a non-restricted class four learner's license, and am waiting for ICBC to approve my medical (I have a known condition).

So, provided my LPI score is five or better, and provided my LPI results and learner's license arrive before the January 23 deadline, I'll move ahead. I have all the other stage two requirements ready to go.

I sent the Enhanced Screening Questionnaire by itself today to get things going.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Highland2012 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:43 pm

:thumbsup:
APPLICANT-
July 15th 2019: Application Re-Submitted

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby davidvh » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:52 pm

Completed Stage 2, including the typing test, and now waiting to advance to Stage 3.

It's been rather hectic... first there was a LPI (Language Proficiency Test) at UBC and then a wait for ICBC to approve an unrestricted class 4 learner's license (I have a known medical condition). All with the January 23 application deadline looming.

Before getting a class 4 license I'd like to know if I'm moving ahead before spending more money. I'd ideally like to pass the SOPAT before doing so, too.

North Shore Driving School seems to be the best way to go... lessons and vehicle rental are $500.

Who knew applying for work cost so much money.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Dorydory » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:35 pm

When I went through the process, I didn't have to have a Class 4 until I started @ the JI.

So you can hedge your bet and wait until you pass the interview.. unless they told you differently.

I've had my class 4 for about 8 years now. Its super easy to get. you don't need a driving school. Just study the pre-trip, and brush up on your class 5 driving skills. Then rent a cargo van and do the test. I got my wife her class 4 for our business by doing this. The Richmond public library has a class 4 practice test.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby davidvh » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:20 pm

Huh. A cargo van? From U-Haul? Sounds too good to be true. I think I've over-thought this.

Cool.

Do you have a moment to tell me what being a Deputy Sheriff is like?

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Dorydory » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:47 pm

sure send a pm

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Thefairburn » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:23 pm

Sorry if this has already been asked.

Does BC Sheriffs have any positions that are 'on the road', i.e, patrolling, serving court documents and/or warrants, etc. And obviously transports? Are these full time positions, or auxiliary duties of members at courthouse posts? If full time on the road positions exist, are they available to new hires, or do you have to 'put your time in' as a courthouse member?

Im interested in the Sheriffs service as a policing career option, along with CVSE and obviously RCMP or municipal police. I would really, really not like being in a static environment, I find I perform much better and enjoy a dynamic environment and being able to move about on the road. Thanks guys!

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Dorydory » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:24 am

there are some positions that are always on the road (escorts) and then the rest of us who mostly work in the courthouse. there are duties like documents or courthouse escorts that get you out and about. it mostly depends on which courthouse you get.

we dont patrol as we arent cops and we don't have the authority to enforce the MVA (...yet... but that remains to be seen)

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby BS1991 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:32 pm

Thefairburn wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Sorry if this has already been asked.

Does BC Sheriffs have any positions that are 'on the road', i.e, patrolling, serving court documents and/or warrants, etc. And obviously transports? Are these full time positions, or auxiliary duties of members at courthouse posts? If full time on the road positions exist, are they available to new hires, or do you have to 'put your time in' as a courthouse member?

Im interested in the Sheriffs service as a policing career option, along with CVSE and obviously RCMP or municipal police. I would really, really not like being in a static environment, I find I perform much better and enjoy a dynamic environment and being able to move about on the road. Thanks guys!
I was a sheriff prior to making the jump to policing. Honestly, if you like to be out and about, moving around and doing (what I considered the more enjoyable stuff) like serving documents/doing warrants then you're probably going to get bored really quick as a sheriff.

Obviously depending on where you work will have an impact on your daily routine, but I'd say most of your time is going to be sitting in court bored out of your mind. There's barely any career advancement opportunities (despite people say there is) trust me, there isn't.

I doubt you'd get a position out of SPOC (stricly only escorts) right off the bat and would probably need to put in a few years before that would happen (but could always happen sooner).

If you don't like being "static" then again, you'll probably dislike being a sheriff after a while.

Again, just my opinion but to put it quite blunt, being a sheriff after a few years is super boring and a lot of people are leaving to policing as they are looking for career advancement and to be utilized more.


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