The Abbotsford Police Department offers exceptional opportunities for employment outside of becoming a police officer. There are over 80+ civilians employed at the Abbotsford Police Department, made up of unionized workers under Teamsters Union Local 31, and exempt staff. We offer full time and casual employment in a variety of sections that serve and support the 24/7 operations of the department as a whole. Opportunities for employment exist in Records Section, Finance, Public Service Counter, Information Technology, and Administrative support. We also have numerous volunteering opportunities with our Victim Services Unit as well as the Community Police Office.
We offer an exciting chance to work in a progressive environment that encourages change, growth, and innovation. The civilians work hand-in-hand with the police officers and as such, they play a critical role in the safety and well being of the citizens of Abbotsford.
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The selection process is lengthy but it ensures that we are hiring the best person for the job. The selected candidate will not only have the aptitude to perform the job but also be of high moral integrity.
In order to be considered for a civilian position at the Abbotsford Police Department, you must have, at a minimum, these basic requirements:
- Grade 12
- Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (accommodations will be considered for those who cannot be vaccinated based on a prohibited ground of the BC Human Rights Code)
- Citizenship or Landed Immigrant status
Full requirements will be listed with each job posting.
Applicants who have been selected to go forward in the process will be required to complete the online questionnaires. One questionnaire tests for suitability for the particular position being applied for, the other for integrity. Shortlisted applicants will then be required to perform testing. Testing may not be applicable for some civilian positions. Successful candidates will then proceed to a behavior based panel interview. If the applicant is successful at the interview stage, a background investigator will be assigned for the security clearance. Security is granted after a thorough and intense background investigation of the applicant is conducted. This process helps establish that character, work habits and past performances are above reproach. Furthermore, before a person is employed by the Abbotsford Police Department, they will be subject to a security clearance at the Federal level, which includes a polygraph test. Once the background is completed, the background investigator makes a recommendation to the Manager who then makes the hiring decision. The entire process may take up to three months.
We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be acknowledged.
To view more opportunities within the Fraser Valley, visit the Fraser Valley Local Government Jobs website.