The Nelson Police Department has an immediate opening for a recruit police constable position to be filled. The successful candidate will be trained at the Justice Institute of British Columbia beginning in the spring of 2014.
The Nelson Police Department is responsible for policing duties within the City of Nelson, British Columbia.
The Nelson Police Board and its police service are committed to employment equity and encourage all interested persons to apply.
Applications will be accepted until the close of business on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Please send expressions of interest, which must include a covering letter and resume to:
Office of the Chief Constable
Nelson Police Department
606 Stanley Street
Nelson, British Columbia
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, please be advised that only those selected for involvement in the selection process will be contacted.
The Nelson Police Department has an immediate opening for an Exempt Patrol Constable. The successful candidate must be a certified Municipal or RCMP Constable.
The Nelson Police Department is responsible for patrolling the City of Nelson (population 10,000). The successful candidate can expect to serve in General Duty Patrol for a minimum of 5 years.
Nelson is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.
Closing Date for applications is Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Please send expressions of interest, including covering letter and resume to:
Office of the Chief Constable
Nelson Police Department
606 Stanley Street
NELSON, British Columbia
We appreciate the interest of all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be in Nelson, B.C. on December 11, 2013. The show will commence at 6:45 p.m. at the railway crossing at Lakeside Park, 1900 Lakeside Drive. It will end at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The CPR annual Holiday Train program is considered to be the longest running fundraising program in North America. The train travels across Canada and the United States raising money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues.
Having said that, the Nelson Police will have a marked police truck parked in the vicinity of the show and will happily take any non-perishable food items on behalf of the Salvation Army.
Pedestrians will have free access to the site; however, barricades for motor vehicles will be set up ½ hour prior to the show. There will be a barricade with Nelson Police and Reserve members set up at Gordon Street and Third Street and at Second Street and Kokanee Street. If a Police Officer or a member of the train crew is directing traffic or pedestrians, please obey their directions.
The Holiday train is about 1000 feet in length with 14 brightly decorated rail cars.
Please be safe and vigilant around the Holiday train and enjoy this fantastic community event.
On Saturday December 7 at 1:30 AM an NPD member was waved down by an intoxicated female requesting assistance in getting home. Due to the extreme weather conditions and her not being dressed appropriately for it the member allowed her to warm up in the vehicle while he finished with another matter. The female decided to leave the area on her own before she could be offered any further assistance. A short time later staff at a nearby bar reported her to NPD as they were also concerned for her well being. In learning the name of the 24 year old it was found she was bound by an order from previous charges to abstain from drinking alcohol. She was transported to cells and released when sober and able to arrange a ride home. She will appear in Nelson Law Courts in the New Year to answer to charges of breaching release conditions. NPD file 2013-5740 refers.
On Saturday December 7 at 12:45 PM staff at one retailer in the Chahko Mika mall attempted to detain a suspect in a possible shoplifting after she set off the store security alarm. She refused to cooperate and the driver of the car she entered drove off with her. A license plate was obtained and provided to the Nelson Police Department. The registered owner in known to police and the investigation is ongoing. NPD file 2013-5746 refers.
There were a number of accidents related to weather over the last few days. In periods of inclement weather, the Nelson Police would like to remind the motoring public to adjust their driving habits. When roads are slippery, slow down. Drivers should also leave additional space between their vehicle and the vehicle in front. Driver should always be courteous on the road particularly when they’re in a traffic jam. If a lane is closed and people are signaling to get over, please let them in where possible. Even when roadways are congested, traffic will flow much more smoothly if drivers cooperate and look out for one another.
With the upcoming holidays approaching, the Nelson Police Department would like to take this opportunity, as we do every year, to wish you and all your loved ones a happy and safe holiday season. The Nelson Police Department recognizes that there will be holiday festivities occurring and would like remind all to make safe choices in the upcoming weeks. The Nelson Police Department would like to encourage those participating in holiday festivities to not drink and drive, ensure you have alternative transportation, and ensure that you have a safety plan in place including:
- Not leaving any drinks or food unattended.
- Making sure someone else knows where you are going and when you are planning to return.
- Taking your mobile phone with you.
- Reporting any suspicious activity to staff, party hosts, or police.
If there is any other information that we can provide to you that may assist you in planning a safe and happy Holiday, please feel free to contact us at 250-354-3919
The Nelson Police Board minutes for the month of October:
October 2013 Police Board Minutes (pdf)
The Nelson Police Department holiday CounterAttack Program officially begins on November 29th.
In addition to impaired driving, the Nelson Police will be targeting other types of high risk driving behavior. This includes aggressive driving, people who are not wearing their seatbelts, speeding or using hand held devices while driving.
Drivers can expect to see an increased officer presence on roadways for the remainder of the holiday season.
- Don’t drink and Drive. It’s not worth risking it.
- Prepare your vehicle for emergencies. Don’t get caught on a dark, cold road without a flashlight or warm winter boots.
- Drive carefully. Ice and Snow can make winter driving treacherous. Drive slowly, don’t hurry and watch for other drivers.
The 2014 Nelson Police Board schedule is now available for download or viewing.
2014 Nelson Police Board Schedule (pdf)
Just prior to the 2013 Remembrance Day service, members of the RCMP and Nelson City Police gathered for a photo opportunity.
On Sunday Nov 10 at 9:54AM the Nelson Police responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 3A/Lakeview Crescent. The vehicle had driven over the bank and rolled over at that location. The 26 year old driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, sustained only minor injuries. Speed and alcohol were a factor. The driver was issues a 90 day immediate roadside suspension after providing samples of his breath. NPD file 2013-5361 refers.
On Monday November 11 at 4:40PM an intoxicated male approached a female shopper outside Save on Foods, asking for change. He became belligerent, swore and followed her to her car when he did not receive any money. She managed to leave the area safely and then called Nelson Police. The 51 year old local male, who is known to police was located and arrested for causing a disturbance and public intoxication. He was lodged into cells until sober. He will appear in court in the New Year to answer to the charges. NPD file 2013-5377 refers.
On Tuesday November 12 at 12:30PM a local male driving downtown was waiting for pedestrians to clear the crosswalk so he could proceed on a green light. One male made a point of lingering in front of his car so the driver honked his horn as the light was now green for him. The male then kicked the car, and tried to entice the driver to fight. A female companion of the male encouraged him to apologize and move on while the driver called police. Knowing police were on the way the male fled the area. The Nelson Police believe they know who the male is and are looking to speak with him about this incident. NPD file 2013-5382 refers.