Recruit Training

As a Nelson Police Recruit, you will undergo intensive and demanding training to ensure you are properly prepared for the challenges you will face as a police officer. Nelson Police recruits train at the Justice Institute of BC / Police Academy located in New Westminster. Recruits are full employees of NPD during training and will receive the salary and benefits of a Probationary Constable.

The program tuition for the Police Academy is approximately $11,575 and the recruit is responsible for paying this. Recruits may be eligible for a departmental loan to cover the cost of training, which is subsequently collected by payroll deduction over a two year period.