Saanich Police Department
Saanich Police Department officers on patrol in the community  

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Saanich Police Department was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2022):

  • Saanich Police Department supports a number of local and national charitable initiatives each year and encourages employees to get involved with up to 14 paid days off to volunteer annually
  • Saanich Police Department maintains maternity and parental leave top-up policies for parents-to-be, offering the majority of new mothers up to 80 per cent of salary for up to 32 weeks, and parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents to 80 per cent of salary for up to 15 weeks
  • Additionally, the department provides academic scholarships to parents with college-aged children, to $1,000 per child per year
A canine officer at Saanich Police Department with his partner, Koa  

Highlights

Industry Police services
Established in Canada 1906
Parent company Corporation of the District of Saanich
Parent company head office Saanich BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Full-time employees in Canada 242
Part-time employees in Canada 20
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 33 years
Benefits note Saanich Police Department has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $5,000 each year
Flexible work options shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 14 paid days)

COVID-19

Pandemic response developed a dedicated COVID-19 communications hub on intranet and launched video messages from the chief constable

The Career Directory

Saanich Police Department has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Saanich Police Department Junior Constables on a platoon

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Police services
Full-time employees in Canada 101 to 250
Parent company Corporation of the District of Saanich
Parent company head office Saanich BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Police Constable, Coordinator of Volunteers, Court Administrative Services, CPIC Key User, Digital Evidence Technician, Disclosure Administrator. Exhibit Property Control Coordinator, FOI File Coordinator. Historical Records Clerk, Information Records Clerk, PRIME Coordinator, Quality Control Reader, Records Support Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Senior IT Technician
Starting salary $60K to $70K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 14 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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