Volunteer Opportunity: Esquimalt Appointment to the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board


The Township of Esquimalt is seeking a volunteer to serve as the Township’s representative on the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board.

Candidates must reside in the Township of Esquimalt. The term of this appointment is for a minimum of one (1) year and may be extended or renewed for up to six (6) consecutive years.

The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board consists of nine members including:

  • Mayor, Township of Esquimalt
  • Mayor, City of Victoria 
  • 2 Muncipal Appointees ( 1 resident for each community)
  • 5 Provincial Government Appointees

The Police Board provides governance and oversight functions such as developing the annual budget, appointing the Chief Constable and negotiating police union collective agreements, assisting with establishment of departmental priorities, goals and objectives, developing policy, and handling public complaints and internal labour relations matters. 

While previous experience as a director is not required, it is important that candidates understand the roles and responsibilities of a board member and have the necessary experience and demonstrated skills to enable them to contribute to decision-making and oversight. Appointees require a balance of financial, labour relations, legal, and general management expertise, along with well-developed analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. 

The Police Board aspires to reflect community demographics and consist of qualified people who demonstrate that they can act in the public’s interest. Additionally, candidates should also have the following personal attributes: 

  • knowledge about and an interest in the community;
  • ability to understand the complexities of policing; 
  • commitment to protecting fairness, avoiding conflict of interest and maintaining neutrality and objectivity;
  • willingness, ability, and availability to meet time commitments related to board duties; and
  • competency working with a variety of situations, groups and people, and dealing with difficult interpersonal situations.

Candidates must be willing to submit to a criminal record review and participate in a personal interview. Candidates are also advised that Esquimalt Council’s nominee to the Police Board must be approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Interested Esquimalt residents are invited to submit an expression of interest together with a résumé by Friday, March 31, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Submissions should include your occupation, history of community involvement, other relevant history, technical or special expertise, area of community interest, and reasons for seeking an appointment to the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board.

Please forward your application by Friday, March 31, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. to:
•    Email: [email protected]; or
•    Mail/Delivery: Corporate Officer, Township of Esquimalt, 1229 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt, BC, V9A 3P1

More information about the Police Board is available at vicpd.ca/police-board/ or you may contact Deb Hopkins, Corporate Officer, at 250-414-7135 or by email at [email protected].

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.