Becoming a municipal police board member

Last updated on March 5, 2021

The goal of the province and municipalities is to have police boards that reflect community demographics and that consist of qualified people who have shown they can act in the public’s interest.


Board appointments are based on an objective assessment of the fit between the skills and qualifications of the prospective candidate and the needs of the board. Candidates should meet the following qualifications:

  • Residence and/or business interests in the municipality served by the board
  • Willingness to submit to a criminal record review and personal interview
  • Knowledge about, and 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
  • Ability to work with a variety of situations, groups and people, and to deal with difficult interpersonal situations
  • Possess problem-solving skills


When there is a vacancy on the board, names of people interested in serving on the board are obtained through advertising, recommendations, referrals, searches and other means.

Applications must include information such as name, community, contact information, education, profession or occupation, current employment, employment history, community service, reason for seeking an appointment and other relevant background information or expertise.

Apply Online

Apply online for current and future vacancies through the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office website which contains information about the appointment process and conduct guidelines for B.C. boards and agencies.

Current Police Board Vacancies

To find current advertised vacancies, visit the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office website.