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Vancouver Police Want to Know: Is It Within You?

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is in the midst of a province-wide recruiting campaign and representatives will be in the Okanagan next week looking for candidates.

“We are travelling to Penticton, Vernon and Kelowna to answer questions and provide potential applicants with more information about being a police officer in Vancouver,” said Sergeant John Gibbons, VPD. “It’s a career like no other and we are looking for people who want to make a difference.”

The Department is looking to fill about 80 front line vacancies by the end of the year. This includes police officers, community safety personnel, jail guards and traffic authority members.

“There are many benefits to working with the VPD,” added Sergeant Gibbons. “For example, after some time as a patrol officer, you have several options to move to other units and advance your career.”

The VPD’s vision is for Vancouver to be the safest major city in the country. Earlier this year, the Department released a new five-year strategic plan, outlining its commitment to fighting crime, enhancing public safety and engaging the community.

Representatives will be in Penticton, Vernon and Kelowna on the following days and times:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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