Reserve Constables

Reserve Constables

The Central Saanich Police Service Reserve Program offers an exciting and challenging volunteer experience.  Reserve Constables participate in a ride-along program, accompanying a police officer, as well as assisting in and observing their duties.  


Minimum age 18 years (must turn 19 years of age prior to the end of the 4 month training period)

  • No criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Valid Basic First Aid Certificate and CPR
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Visual acuity must be no poorer than 20/40, 20/100 uncorrected and 20/20, 20/30 corrected. Applicants having corrective laser surgery must wait three months from time of surgery before the Reserve training ends
  • Grade 12 education
  • Valid Drivers License, with a record indicative of responsible driving habits
  • Demonstrated fit and healthy lifestyle
  • Meet the medical requirements of the Central Saanich Police Service
  • Maturity derived from varied life experience
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to people whose culture, lifestyle or ethnicity is different than your own
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Successful background investigation

During the application process, Reserve candidates will be required to:

  • Pass the Physical Testing – POPAT (Police Officer’s Physical Ability Test). 
  • Pass the Lifestyle Evaluation


All successful Reserves are expected to:

  • Volunteer a minimum of 160 hours a year.
  • Complete Use of Force recertification training days.

In return for the volunteer hours that have been committed, Central Saanich Police Service will provide you with:

  • Four months of intensive basic training
  • Opportunities to assist regular members in Patrol, Traffic Enforcement and community events
  • Opportunities to participate in the delivery of Crime Prevention Programs
  • Access to the CSPS physical training facilities
  • Uniforms and dry cleaning service

Training Process

  • Basic Reserve Officers training mandated by the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s office takes approximately 4 months.
  • Classes are held 1-2 evenings a week and 1 weekend day.
  • Candidates study legal issues, crime prevention, traffic, professionalism and ethics, communication tactics and self-defense training.
  • Practical and written exams are held for self-defense and communications and two Provincial written exams are given on classroom studies. The Provincial written exams are conducted by the Justice Institute of BC.
  • Training also has a strong physical/team building component.
  • There is a minimal grade of 70% for all exams.

Application Process

  1. Submit a cover letter and resume to with vision and hearing certificates.
  2. Physical Testing
  3. Initial Screening Interview
  4. Complete Life Style Evaluation Questionnaire
  5. Peer Panel Interview
  6. Final Interview

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The District of Central Saanich’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy was suspended on April 14, 2022. The requirement may be reinstated. For the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we ask that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us before you begin employment.

CSPS is an equal opportunity organization committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for opportunities without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.