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Fun place to work and excellent staff

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Very professional work environment and love the atmosphere to work in. I love how you can see a lot of units that gets involved into action and love how it’s so organized
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What is the best part of working at the company?Being part of a team and the opportunity for advancement. As a civilian member there are so many departments that you can aspire to work in. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Working within the framework of a Union environment.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?I enjoyed my time very much however there can be issues anywhere you work.
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An opportunity to work for an employer whose mission is to serve and protect

In my 43 year career with VPD I had opportunity to work in three distinctly different Departments from working for Executive to Clerk/Supervisor. Met and maintained friendships, gained experience through training offered by Department and City as well as my own training path with BCIT. Management was open to ideas that could make a difference.
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You do the job. It's about training police officers who are going to work in the line of duty. It's very physical, and but can be rewarding. Fun times.
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Great place to work

Fast paced, interesting work, various departments to expand working knowledge. Superb people, trained well, hard working, great interst in policing and providing best support
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Excellent employer

Can't say enough positives about working for the VPD. Excellent job culture; in-house training; great management; flexible hours; earned days off. Would definitely work there again.
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Steady job.

1. good transitioning job. 2. well paid. 3.real life situations. 4.long hours but enjoyable. 5.work with a variety of individuals. 6. build relationships.
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VPD Cadets personal experience

Great experience, hanging out with friends while learning new skills. learning new things, everything from self defense, to leadership, to meeting new friends. overall very fun experience
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great workplace

good workplace room for advancement and growth and to learn and to be better teaches a lot about the environment and how the be the best at what you do




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Very educational.

The most enjoyable part of the job for me is being a part of helping the officers become more efficient with their tools and more familiar with their techniques.
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Loved it!

I loved this job! I would go back and work there in a heartbeat if the position was open. Great environment and the police members never once treated me as 'less than'.
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Dynamic and diverse workplace with great working conditions

- Transcribed and quality-controlled police reports, completed daily stolen vehicle audits, received and forwarded routine and urgent CPIC messages to and from other policing agencies- I learned in detail about CPIC and PRIME systems as well as internal workflow and procedures- Our unit (CPIC/Transcription) had a very competent and communicative supervisor who placed a lot of effort and resources into on-going training and mentoring of each employee in the group- I worked with a very knowledgeable group of people, often without supervision during night shift, when we would provide concrete answers, moral support and guidance to each other whenever one of us found himself or herself in a situation that required such help- The most difficult part of the job was being able to multitask and prioritize while dealing with urgent calls and messages, a situation which would sometimes last throughout my shift- The most enjoyable part of the job was the sense of contribution I felt while assisting police officers on duty to improve the well-being and safety of our community.


vpd's encouragement of on-going training, career advancement and professional growth opportunitites for its employees


shift work, including long hours on night shift
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Based on 19 reviews

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4.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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