Civilians2022-07-28T14:53:41+00:00

Current Positions Available:

Civilian Opportunities

The Victoria Police Department offers exceptional opportunities for employment outside of becoming a police officer. Our civilian staff are committed professionals with meaningful careers. There are over 80 civilians employed at VicPD, made up of unionized workers under CUPE local 50, and exempt staff. We also have numerous opportunities through our Volunteer Program.

Civilian opportunities exist within areas such as information technology, information/records management, investigative services, finance, and support for Operations. We offer an exciting chance to work in a progressive environment that encourages change, growth, and innovation. The civilians work in conjunction with the police officers, and play an important role in the safety and well being of the citizens of Victoria and Esquimalt.

We offer a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace. Our benefits and our wellness programs support our staff with the unique challenges of working in policing. If you are a highly motivated individual who possesses excellent communication skills and are looking for a rewarding and challenging career, we want you to join us.

Civilian Position Examples

Civilian opportunities exist within areas such as information technology, information/records management, investigative services, finance, and support for operations.  A few of these unique positions include:

Disclosure Clerk:  Within our Investigative Services Division, our Disclosures Clerks provide specialized, dedicated support to our lead police investigators accountable for disclosure as well as prosecutorial reports to Crown Counsel.

Records Specialist:  Within our Information Management Division, our Records Specialists are the first point of contact for records services and work as collaborative team within the Patrol Watches administering records management support and solutions.

Senior Information Access Analyst:  Within the Legal / Executive Services Division, the Senior Information Access Analyst performs functions that support VicPD’s compliances with the access to information provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and for administration of the Legal Services Section.

Senior Systems Analyst / Developer:  Within our Information Technology Division, the Senior Systems Analyst / Developers are responsible for analysis, design, development, implementation and support of applications and databases in accordance with the needs of the Department, managing software implementation and development projects.

Benefits & Wages

The Victoria Police Department offers a very competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits.

Competitive Salary

Highly competitive salary based on the position

Working Conditions

Paid Vacation & Sick Days

Municipal Superannuation Plan BC Pension Corp.

Physical training facilities

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Continuing education subsidies

Compressed work week

Benefits

Include basic and
extended health,
dental and vision care

FAQs

Is there support of ongoing Professional Development?2022-05-18T21:55:50+00:00

Yes, each Division is allocated a training budget for Civilian staff to take courses, attend conferences etc. to stay current and advance their career.

How about benefits?2022-05-18T21:53:46+00:00

Our benefit programs support our staff with the unique challenges of working in policing.  In addition to fulsome traditional benefits coverage, including extended health and dental, life insurance and pension plan contributions, there is also a robust Employee and Family Assistance Program  and other ongoing wellness-focused initiatives.

Is there access to a gym?2022-05-18T21:53:26+00:00

Yes, there is a fully equipped fitness facility on-site within VicPD headquarters that is available for all employees to use free of charge.

Are civilian employees members of a union?2022-05-18T21:53:00+00:00

The large majority of our civilian employees are unionized and members of CUPE Local 50.  There is a smaller group of civilians who are considered Exempt (non-unionized) staff.

As a civilian employee, is shift work required for any of the positions?2022-05-18T21:52:37+00:00

Most of our civilian positions are dayshift only.  Some are Monday through Friday, others on a dayshift rotational basis.  There are positions within our Records Section (Records Specialists) that require our employee to work days and nights on a rotating basis.

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