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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 these basic requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • Citizenship or Landed Immigrant status

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.


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