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 Blooms » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:41 pm

sanderman wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:51 am
Blooms wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:29 pm
Did the CVSA yesterday. It’s all up to the PSSO now. And so the long and arduous wait begins. If nothing else, the whole process has been insightful. There’s still a medical to get through but that won’t be an issue for me, as I’ve completed a similar medical last year.

And I’m posting this for all those other applicants who are curious about timelines and processes. It can vary from what I’ve gathered. But I know it can help to see chatter about the process.

It will take about 5-6 weeks. Live your life, enjoy it. When I did mine I hated the wait like anyone but it effected me as well. The longer you wait the better it is. If you failed the cvsa he knows and sends it off right away.
5-6 weeks hey... well good thing the ski hill is about to open up! Thanks for the insight.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby kasiero » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:48 am

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Blooms » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:16 pm

Can anyone comment on the advancement within the sheriffs? What does it take to get to Sergeant? Staff Sergeant? Is it all in house training or are degrees/diplomas required. Also, any idea what the salary grids are for those positions? Thanks

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby sanderman » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:31 pm

Blooms wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Can anyone comment on the advancement within the sheriffs? What does it take to get to Sergeant? Staff Sergeant? Is it all in house training or are degrees/diplomas required. Also, any idea what the salary grids are for those positions? Thanks
Get through SRT first. That takes years and years.
Wages are supposedly changing. Sergeants only make 5-8K more a year.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Dorydory » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:28 pm

Depends on the office. Some offices have acting time almost right away, others takes years.

If you're okay with moving around lots you can progress somewhat quickly

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby ikong0621 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm

Hi guys, I have been looking into the Sheriff Department and will apply once I get my Class 4 Licence. I have been deferred by municipal police agencies due to a lack of policing experience, and just wondering if the Sheriff Department looks at policing experience just as heavily like municipal police agencies?
BC Corrections
Applied - 2020/02/04
REACT - 2020/02/16
COPAT - 2020/02/18
Interview - 2020/03/16
Conditional Offer - 2020/03/25
Enhanced Security Pkg Sub. - 2020/03/27 (Cleared)
CVSA - 2020/04/15
Medical - 2020/05/06 (Cleared)
Start - 2020/06/22

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Blooms » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:11 pm

Got security clearance today. Just need to do a medical and hopefully not get deferred. But even if that happens, feels like just a matter of time now.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Blooms » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:15 pm

ikong0621 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Hi guys, I have been looking into the Sheriff Department and will apply once I get my Class 4 Licence. I have been deferred by municipal police agencies due to a lack of policing experience, and just wondering if the Sheriff Department looks at policing experience just as heavily like municipal police agencies?
I have no police or security experience. But I do have military and fire training. And I’m 37 with a bunch of life experience and I’m almost in. But best to just talk to a recruiter. And you can apply with a class 4 learners. Just need to get the full unrestricted by the time you get hired.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby ikong0621 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:35 pm

Blooms wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:15 pm
ikong0621 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Hi guys, I have been looking into the Sheriff Department and will apply once I get my Class 4 Licence. I have been deferred by municipal police agencies due to a lack of policing experience, and just wondering if the Sheriff Department looks at policing experience just as heavily like municipal police agencies?
I have no police or security experience. But I do have military and fire training. And I’m 37 with a bunch of life experience and I’m almost in. But best to just talk to a recruiter. And you can apply with a class 4 learners. Just need to get the full unrestricted by the time you get hired.
I saw you got the security clearance already, congratulations. Unfortunately, I have no military nor policing experience, but I do have some life experience and decision-making experience since I began working when I was 19 and moved up to management couple years ago. I also have experience working and communicating with people from another culture as well. Hopefully the Sheriff Department will see those as an asset. Will apply as soon as I get my Class 4 Learners
BC Corrections
Applied - 2020/02/04
REACT - 2020/02/16
COPAT - 2020/02/18
Interview - 2020/03/16
Conditional Offer - 2020/03/25
Enhanced Security Pkg Sub. - 2020/03/27 (Cleared)
CVSA - 2020/04/15
Medical - 2020/05/06 (Cleared)
Start - 2020/06/22

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Highland2012 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:06 pm

Experience comes in all shapes and sizes and the Sheriff Service looks at each candidate on a case by case basis. Who knows what could happen! In my opinion, Its better to apply to an opportunity and turn it down, rather then to never apply and never know what could happen. That's what I did, I applied randomly at 2 or 3am bored on my correctional unit one night and next thing you know I got accepted into training. You can also apply without having your class 4, its just a required to have by the end of training. :thumbsup:
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July19 Psy- Done
Aug19 Medical Exam- Pass
Oct19 Psy Int- Pass
Nov19 Medical Clearance- granted
Nov19 SC submitted
Dec19 SP submitted
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Mar 20 Poly- pass
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Blooms » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:08 pm

ikong0621 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:35 pm
Blooms wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:15 pm
ikong0621 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Hi guys, I have been looking into the Sheriff Department and will apply once I get my Class 4 Licence. I have been deferred by municipal police agencies due to a lack of policing experience, and just wondering if the Sheriff Department looks at policing experience just as heavily like municipal police agencies?
I have no police or security experience. But I do have military and fire training. And I’m 37 with a bunch of life experience and I’m almost in. But best to just talk to a recruiter. And you can apply with a class 4 learners. Just need to get the full unrestricted by the time you get hired.
I saw you got the security clearance already, congratulations. Unfortunately, I have no military nor policing experience, but I do have some life experience and decision-making experience since I began working when I was 19 and moved up to management couple years ago. I also have experience working and communicating with people from another culture as well. Hopefully the Sheriff Department will see those as an asset. Will apply as soon as I get my Class 4 Learners
Don't be discouraged. I just got deferred so I can empathize. I always knew the offer was subject to class size and availability, but I just didn't think it would happen after this whole process. I may be added to the eligibility list for the June class. I hope that's the case, but they can't give me a firm answer at this point. Might work out nicely though since I want an Okanagan posting and there were none available this round.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby ikong0621 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:01 pm

Highland2012 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Experience comes in all shapes and sizes and the Sheriff Service looks at each candidate on a case by case basis. Who knows what could happen! In my opinion, Its better to apply to an opportunity and turn it down, rather then to never apply and never know what could happen. That's what I did, I applied randomly at 2 or 3am bored on my correctional unit one night and next thing you know I got accepted into training. You can also apply without having your class 4, its just a required to have by the end of training. :thumbsup:
Thank you for the kind words. Is it true regarding what you said about the class 4 license? Because it says on the website that applicants have to have the learner when applying and have the full license before the training starts. If what you said is true then I will apply right now to get the application going.
BC Corrections
Applied - 2020/02/04
REACT - 2020/02/16
COPAT - 2020/02/18
Interview - 2020/03/16
Conditional Offer - 2020/03/25
Enhanced Security Pkg Sub. - 2020/03/27 (Cleared)
CVSA - 2020/04/15
Medical - 2020/05/06 (Cleared)
Start - 2020/06/22

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby ikong0621 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:04 pm

Blooms wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:08 pm
ikong0621 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:35 pm
Blooms wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:15 pm


I have no police or security experience. But I do have military and fire training. And I’m 37 with a bunch of life experience and I’m almost in. But best to just talk to a recruiter. And you can apply with a class 4 learners. Just need to get the full unrestricted by the time you get hired.
I saw you got the security clearance already, congratulations. Unfortunately, I have no military nor policing experience, but I do have some life experience and decision-making experience since I began working when I was 19 and moved up to management couple years ago. I also have experience working and communicating with people from another culture as well. Hopefully the Sheriff Department will see those as an asset. Will apply as soon as I get my Class 4 Learners
Don't be discouraged. I just got deferred so I can empathize. I always knew the offer was subject to class size and availability, but I just didn't think it would happen after this whole process. I may be added to the eligibility list for the June class. I hope that's the case, but they can't give me a firm answer at this point. Might work out nicely though since I want an Okanagan posting and there were none available this round.
Sorry about the deferral. But I guess right now you are listed as "qualified for future employment" in the applicant inventory. Hopefully you can get into the class in June.
BC Corrections
Applied - 2020/02/04
REACT - 2020/02/16
COPAT - 2020/02/18
Interview - 2020/03/16
Conditional Offer - 2020/03/25
Enhanced Security Pkg Sub. - 2020/03/27 (Cleared)
CVSA - 2020/04/15
Medical - 2020/05/06 (Cleared)
Start - 2020/06/22

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby sanderman » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:05 am

ikong0621 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Hi guys, I have been looking into the Sheriff Department and will apply once I get my Class 4 Licence. I have been deferred by municipal police agencies due to a lack of policing experience, and just wondering if the Sheriff Department looks at policing experience just as heavily like municipal police agencies?
Apply now then they give you a certain date to have your class 4 learners in by. If you don’t reach that date then your booted from the process.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby ikong0621 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:27 pm

sanderman wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:05 am
ikong0621 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Hi guys, I have been looking into the Sheriff Department and will apply once I get my Class 4 Licence. I have been deferred by municipal police agencies due to a lack of policing experience, and just wondering if the Sheriff Department looks at policing experience just as heavily like municipal police agencies?
Apply now then they give you a certain date to have your class 4 learners in by. If you don’t reach that date then your booted from the process.
That is really helpful! Thank you for the insight and I will do that now.
BC Corrections
Applied - 2020/02/04
REACT - 2020/02/16
COPAT - 2020/02/18
Interview - 2020/03/16
Conditional Offer - 2020/03/25
Enhanced Security Pkg Sub. - 2020/03/27 (Cleared)
CVSA - 2020/04/15
Medical - 2020/05/06 (Cleared)
Start - 2020/06/22


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