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Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:09 am
by jsonmyfeet
For all those interested in the BC Sheriff Service

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:38 am
by frontovika
Hi there jsonmyfeet, can you share details about the application process from the start to being hired?

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:07 pm
by Kernal33
Jsonmyfeet I PM'd you

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:15 am
by jsonmyfeet
frontovika - Sorry for the late reply. I can give you some info on the process but it has changed a little since I joined. Your best bet would be to google BC Sheriffs and go to the JIBC website. That will detail all of the paper work and minimum requirements you need to apply. Once you get all of that stuff done you mail it to the address posted on the site. Once they are starting a Class at the JIBC I believe they go through all the applications. If you meet the standards you will be called or e-mailed to start the process. This is what the JIBC has posted for the process...

The selection process includes:
1.Review of application: minimum requirements and preferred credentials
2.Criminal Records Check and Fingerprint Check.
3.Completion of Sheriff Officer Physical Assessment Test (SOPAT)
4.Completion of pre-entry questionnaire which begins the search into your lifestyle
5.Panel interview, including lifestyle and integrity questionnaire
6.Background check – employment and character reference check
7.Medical check

If you are successful with every step you will be given a date for the next class. Your best bet would really be to visit the JIBC website or call the number posted on the site and they can answers all of your questions.
Hope that helps! Good luck!

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:21 am
by jsonmyfeet
Kernal33 - Hey sorry for the late reply. I sent you back a message. Thanks

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:13 pm
by Kernal33
Hey sorry i didn't get the PM could you just post the answer on the forum here? thanks,

Kern

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:30 pm
by jsonmyfeet
Kernal33 - It says on our site we are hiring right now. Visit the JIBC website to get all the information you need to apply. No, you do not sign a type of contract stating you will do a certain amount of time. You can leave anytime you want. Hope that answers your questions. Thanks!

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:59 am
by BC_Blue
Hey everyone,

Was wondering how long they keep your application on file/inventory?

I've heard rumours that there's a class starting January.
And other rumours that the January class start date is being pushed to April.

I've noticed the Alberta sheriffs are more active in recruiting than the Bc sheriffs. Apparently the bc sheriffs are in negotiations?

Any insight would be great.

Feel free to pm me

Thanks for reading

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:11 am
by jsonmyfeet
BC_Blue - I messaged you

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:26 pm
by Vees19
Yay finally a post on BC Sheriffs!

I just got called today and told that my file has been assigned a background investigator and they will be calling my references and conducting a background review of my file over the next 6-8 weeks. Anyone have any idea what the background check consists of ? Currently I am a BC Corrections officer so i figured my polygraph (CVSA) results would suffice but i guess they have to repeat it to make sure!

Any current BC Sheriffs out there?

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:28 pm
by jsonmyfeet
Vees19 - I replied to your message to me.

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:36 am
by bristlebeard
BC_Blue wrote:Hey everyone,

Was wondering how long they keep your application on file/inventory?

I've heard rumours that there's a class starting January.
And other rumours that the January class start date is being pushed to April.

I've noticed the Alberta sheriffs are more active in recruiting than the Bc sheriffs. Apparently the bc sheriffs are in negotiations?

Any insight would be great.

Feel free to pm me

Thanks for reading


Negotiation have nothing to do with it. The government is trying to minimize the amount of staff costs. I have heard about a January class and now maybe an April class instead. If you are interested apply and good luck. Just don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Bristlebeard

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:59 am
by streetsweepr
I'm about to submit my application..

What does the pre-entry questionnaire consist of?

Thanks!

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:57 pm
by jsonmyfeet
streetsweepr wrote:I'm about to submit my application..

What does the pre-entry questionnaire consist of?

Thanks!


Begins the search into your lifestyle. A package that asks you questions about your lifestyle, your past, and any criminal activity you have been involved in. You could compare it to the RCMP polygraph questionnaire package.

Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:06 pm
by streetsweepr
Thanks!

Would you say the Sheriff recruiters are are more lenient as opposed to RCMP recruiters? Especially seeing as how they dont do polygraphs?