The Nelson Police Department is currently hiring experienced, sworn exempt police officers. 

The current salary for a First-Class Constable is $109,075.32, with increases of 3% in 2024 and 2025. For more information regarding employment with the Nelson Police Department please contact the Chief Constable’s Office at 250-505-5653 or send an email to with your cover letter and resume.

Current serving police officers from outside of Canada do not qualify as an exempt officer candidate. Non-Canadian police officers would enter into the candidate selection process as a new recruit. New recruit applicants from outside of Canada must have Permanent Residence/Landed Immigrant status for a minimum period of 2 years to apply.

The Nelson Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.


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We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  1. Nelson Police Department

    Physical Address
    606 Stanley Street
    Nelson, BC V1L 1N4

    Fax: 250-354-4179
    Emergency Phone: 911