BC Sport Bikes Forum banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,614 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Howdy all,
I need a reasonably quick, but accurate, definition of "good driving record" as spelled out in the requirements for entry as a police officer.
How many points in how many years is considered bad?
Thanks!
 

·
Worst. Passenger. Ever.
Joined
·
943 Posts
I believe that they also ask if you have a tendency to speed as part of the application process that they strap you up to the lie detector for. Not sure if that matters but just a FYI
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,614 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Municipal, and it's not a question of tickets, but at-fault accidents.
Minor ones, less than $2K. No write-offs or anything like that.
 

·
I make grown adults cry!
Joined
·
344 Posts
Just call ICBC, they'll send you a printout of your claims record. Send it in when requested(IIRC, it's right after the exam with VPD as part of your background questions form)and let them determine. As long as you're applying with a muni force, they don't screw you around with fees and crap, so what have you got to lose by applying?
 

·
The Comedy is in the Back
Joined
·
11,948 Posts
they do the lie detector and they ask if u look at porn, you ALL FAIL!!!!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
913 Posts
Im in the same boat Spide Rider....

On my record I had 2 speed, 1 no seatbelt.

They look at what the offense was, and the time frame in between. Careless and reckless driving might not be as easy to look past.

Thats what my recruiter told me.
 

·
rain? whats that!
Joined
·
5,834 Posts
Certain things like drunk driving convictions or high speed chases will almost always disqualify you.

Jason it doesent sound like you have anythign to worry about.
In fact if you are TOO clean they can also look down on that :p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,614 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
It's actually not for me — it's for Jewell. She has zero speeding/infraction tickets, but does have a couple at-fault accidents (less than $2K).
I tried to find a definition of good driving record, but couldn't come up with solid numbers. Thanks for the info, guys. :thumbup
 

·
More than meets the eye
Joined
·
1,327 Posts
They don't have really any solid numbers, but they have to be "explainable"

2 at fault accidents, depends time frame, how long ago, and what were the factors involved. As long as it is not gross negligence than it shouldn't be a big deal. Give it a shot and see what the recruiters say.
 

·
coco bongo
Joined
·
1,003 Posts
Boydfish said:
Just call ICBC, they'll send you a printout of your claims record. Send it in when requested(IIRC, it's right after the exam with VPD as part of your background questions form)and let them determine. As long as you're applying with a muni force, they don't screw you around with fees and crap, so what have you got to lose by applying?

The cost of applying is somewhere around $500 after doctor examination fees and whatever, not counting time. The JI for Lower Mainland muni forces is currently at $9500 but is rumoured to be jumping to $16-17k
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,614 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
Damn near a certainty, but not that high right away. I heard the next jump will be up to about $12K. Bad enough for something that used to be free.
 
D

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
you have to pay to apply to be a cop now? i sure hope that covers going to the academy!

i know why jason is all over this.... jewell in uniform :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,614 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
You have to pay for the physical and something else as well to be a firefighter too. The thousands of dollars are to pay for police training. I guess it's better than just going to university when you don't have a guarantee of a job once you're done.
 

·
Regular
Joined
·
456 Posts
They'll take everything into account. Provided her driving record isn't too tainted, a recruiter looks at the big picture. If she has good amount of relevant life experiences, her driving record will affect her less whereas it might make a difference with someone else. I take it that since you live out in the valley that she's applying with Abbotsford? It's a pretty good department. I know a couple guys that work out there.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,598 Posts
just be sure you put down great friends that will give you good references / good feedback.

there was a person that went thru all the entire process but their friends said he was not a good candiate and he was jacked.

i have a friend that applied and i totally wouldnt' want him to be a cop due to this short temper.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,614 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
tostitos said:
They'll take everything into account. Provided her driving record isn't too tainted, a recruiter looks at the big picture. If she has good amount of relevant life experiences, her driving record will affect her less whereas it might make a difference with someone else. I take it that since you live out in the valley that she's applying with Abbotsford? It's a pretty good department. I know a couple guys that work out there.
She's applying to Vancouver. That's her first choice, but I wouldn't mind if she were closer to home, especially with the fuel bills she would likely incur.
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top