Tuesday, February 28, 2017

B.C police forces hold joint job fair in search of new recruits - CBC

by Chad Pawson 
Originally published: February 27, 2017
Publisher: CBC.ca 

Police forces around B.C. are looking for new members as officers from the baby boom generation continue to retire.

"All the baby boomers, they're getting old. They're done with working. That gives us young people a chance," said Sinish Sharma who attended a job fair on Saturday hosted by the Justice Institute of B.C.

The RCMP says it has plans to hire up to 1,000 new members across the country, while forces in cities like Vancouver and Abbotsford say they are also working to respond to attrition due to retirement.