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 noanykey » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:30 pm

I ran a SOPAT And a few laps from a PARE for practice. I found the PARE easier as the vault is included in the run so you have momentum getting over the bar and then there’s no nightmare at the end with the 10 vaults.

The push/pull can be a breeze so long as you haven’t killed yourself in the laps. Pace, pace, pace. Give it hell in the push/pull.

I would recommend just running SOPATs though. Cause in SRT, you’re expected to pass them.


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Postby jborinaga » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:51 pm

Just passed my SOPAT with a great time. I did it with other 2 applicants and hoping they will be here too. Any tips and advice for the interview? PM ME
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Postby Dorydory » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:46 am

noanykey, did you get my PM?

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Postby noanykey » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:31 pm

Dorydory wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:46 am
noanykey, did you get my PM?
Hey Dory,

Just checked my PM's, nothing from you :(
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby silence_lamb » Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:31 pm

Hey everyone.

I am thinking of applying for Sheriffs during the next round of recruitment. However I don't have the greatest colour vision. To all the Sheriffs out there, how pertinent do you find having good colour vision is to carrying out your duties whether in training or on the job? I have good colour vision, but for some reason have troubles passing the colour vision eye exams.

Thanks for the replies.

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Postby Dorydory » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:36 pm

As long as you can tell the difference between red carpet and any other colour, you'll probably be fine haha. just pass the eye exam

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Postby Westcoasttrainee » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:33 pm

Does anyone know how much it costs to repay training costs?

Couldn't seem to find it in previous posts

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Postby Highland2012 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:12 pm

Training costs are covered, and your paid to attend training however if you leave the sheriffs before your 2 year mark you will be required to pay about 11-12k back on a prorated scale based on how long you've worked for.
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Postby celticfigz17 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:34 am

Is it confirmed that Deputy Sheriff's are moving to Grid 21 when the union contract expires? Hearing a lot of mixed messages through the grape vine.

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Postby Dorydory » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:24 pm

not that I have heard of. We do have 2% increases and Temporary Market Adjustments though, which may give the equivalent of a grid increase

I know the top out salary is currently about $69,000 which isn't too shabby for 35 hours a week, 49 weeks a year ;)

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Postby Rareform » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:27 pm

Frontline Deputy Sheriffs received a TMA to Grid 21 as well as a general wage increase of 2% (for everyone) as of April 2021. This puts them at $69,422.06 per year or $38.01 per hour. Put in a little bit of OT and it's $70K.

Some specialized frontline positions also received an additional TMA to Grid 22 which is $71,503 or $39.15 per hour.

There were other positions granted pay adjustments as well. All of the pay bump info can be found at the bottom of the BCGEU 18th Master Agreement - Memorandum of Settlement. It’s publicly available.

I have my ear to the ground in regards to contract negotiations, but it’s been quiet due to COVID and the upcoming BCGEU Convention. We’ll have to see what comes up when bargaining officially commences.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Sean1992 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:09 pm

Hello, everyone

I am new to this post. I am currently working as an CO in BC correction. I can see some sheriffs have also had correctional experiences. Based on my knowledge so far, the sheriff made almost same salary with CO. Is there a lot of OT available in sheriff? The reason why I am asking because the place where I am working we don't have much OT since the pandemic arrived, however, some of the other agencies still offer a lot of OT. To be able to support my family in BC, the living expense definitely requires us to have a little bit more salary comparing to other cities.

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Postby Highland2012 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:30 am

Hey Sean,

The amount of OT varies on the office you get posted to. For example VLC has a supreme court, so deputies are required to work OT for Jury duties regularly. Where as some offices don't have supreme and only get the odd OT hours doing late escorts for example. If you go up North however, there are LOTS of OT opportunities if that's something your willing to do.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Sean1992 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:47 pm

Highland2012 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:30 am
Hey Sean,

The amount of OT varies on the office you get posted to. For example VLC has a supreme court, so deputies are required to work OT for Jury duties regularly. Where as some offices don't have supreme and only get the odd OT hours doing late escorts for example. If you go up North however, there are LOTS of OT opportunities if that's something your willing to do.
Thank you so much for the answer, it seems like same with corrections. Most of OT hrs come up from North or somewhere out of the city. On my stage two, all the best for whoever apply to BC sheriff. Stay safe guys!

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Dorydory » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:13 am

especially with covid, you'll find almost no OT with the sheriffs... in fact compared to COs, our OT is abysmal lol.

if you are an OT seeker, I'd stay with Corrections. We aren't a 24 hour operation.


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