Ask A BC Sheriff

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby noanykey » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:23 pm

On September 9th. I ran a few practice COPAT's at Redline in Langley. Afterwards, I help setup a SOPAT course and about 8 or 9 candidates showed up to run their official SOPAT's.

I don't know if that helps anyone for timeframe but... I also don't know how to end this post. Life finds a way..
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby sanderman » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:09 am

Spitz42 wrote:
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North_Strong92 wrote:
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Hey Team,

Just curious if any applicant successful in their SOPAT testing have been contacted for an interview?

Thanks
Hello I am an applicant and I am in stage two. I sent all my documents and have all the requirements. I have not heard of any test date for the sopat or even anything from BC sheriffs at all.

I called in about 2-3 weeks ago and was told to wait. I am wondering with the covid-19 cases getting higher in the province if the current BC sheriffs process is going to be stopped?
Won’t be stopped, but will be one of the last classes for awhile, as I believe the sheriffs have reached there amount of deputies needed.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby AMS AGENT 000 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:21 pm

Looks like the process is open again!

Does anyone know if I need the air brake test/endorsement for the class 4?

Also, I just did my PRK laser eye surgery last week. Since the closing date is mid December, can/should I apply anyways and wait out the three months while in the process?

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby UPRITE » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:19 am

AMS AGENT 000 wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Looks like the process is open again!

Does anyone know if I need the air brake test/endorsement for the class 4?

Also, I just did my PRK laser eye surgery last week. Since the closing date is mid December, can/should I apply anyways and wait out the three months while in the process?
Agent 000, you don't need air brakes for class four. Class four is just a higher license compared to the regular class five.

As for the laser eye surgery I am unsure of BCSS's exact requirements but the recruitment process takes a few months when I went through it. Thus if I were in your shoes I would apply now and inform the recruiters about it during your interview and medical.

Best of luck with your application.

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Samo » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:31 am

Hello guys,

Does anyone know if There is a company for the physical abilities test SOPAT in kelowna, vernon, penticton or kamloops?

Thank you all!

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Rareform » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:38 pm

No, I do not believe so. I considered the Sheriffs once upon a time while living in the Okanagan and do not recall any institutions in the Okanagan or Thompson-Nicola that did the SOPAT.

Some research indicates that hasn't changed...
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Sierra1993 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:08 pm

Samo wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:31 am
Hello guys,

Does anyone know if There is a company for the physical abilities test SOPAT in kelowna, vernon, penticton or kamloops?

Thank you all!
I think they take the PARE as an equivalent - might be easier to schedule. They're both very comparable in terms of difficulty (I've ran both multiple times)

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Dorydory » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:29 am

i believe we only accept a SOPAT at this time, but i could be wrong

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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby jborinaga » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:20 pm

Hey guys,
Just applied for SRT June class last week. Made it to stage two yesterday and just finished up with the typing eval, SSQ and stage two documents. Although I have to take CELPIP in a week and hoping to get a good writing score on that.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby TrueNorth20 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:41 am

Has anyone heard back after their cvsa yet? Just waiting to hear about my security clearance results and book the medical. I know it takes a while though.

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Postby jborinaga » Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:33 pm

Just made it to stage 3. Booked for SOPAT 😀
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby jborinaga » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:15 am

Dorydory wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:29 am
i believe we only accept a SOPAT at this time, but i could be wrong
They also accept POPAT and PARE but not COPAT
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby Highland2012 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:54 pm

PARE is way easier then the SOPAT btw.

Just an FYI.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby ygu31 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:18 am

Highland2012 wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:54 pm
PARE is way easier then the SOPAT btw.

Just an FYI.
Agree.
Although I only ran for PARE in the past and have never run for SOPAT, but from the time frame and the component listed on SOPAT info sheet, SOPAT is apparently more harder compare PARE.
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Re: Ask A BC Sheriff

Postby jborinaga » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:42 am

ygu31 wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:18 am
Highland2012 wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:54 pm
PARE is way easier then the SOPAT btw.

Just an FYI.
Agree.
Although I only ran for PARE in the past and have never run for SOPAT, but from the time frame and the component listed on SOPAT info sheet, SOPAT is apparently more harder compare PARE.
I've ran both POPAT and PARE. SOPAT will be easier as it doesn't have the mat and push/pull will be 30 lbs lighter.
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