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Vancouver Police Recruits Three NRIs, including two women


Vancouver, May 02, 2009
Ranvir Sharma

On Thursday, NRI Michael Bal and two women- Anisha Parhar, Hardeep Sahota were sworn among the 16 new Vancouver Police Department recruitment

NRI Michael Bal graduated from Simon Fraser University with Bachelors of Arts degree in political science. He worked Vancouver Police Museum as full time student. He was active volunteer member of the South Vancouver Community Policing Centre for two years. He is a member of Vancouver Police Judo Club.

NRI Hardeep Sahota, was a captained of women’s basketball team at Douglas College and received "most inspirational player” award in 2003. She received diploma in criminology from Douglas College. She volunteered herself with the South Vancouver Community Policing Centre and the Vancouver Police Victim Services Unit. She also spent past four years as the coordinator of youth programs in Sunset Community Centre

NRI Anisha Parha, canadian citizen, New Zealand returned, received diploma in marketing management from BCIT. She worked as account manager with Mulit-Media Technologies and later as a wire room monitor with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. She volunteered herself with the Coquitlam Policing Centre. She is also active member of the Vancouver Police Judo Club

All three speaks Punjabi very well.

Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department said:

  • The men and women who proudly wear the uniform of the Vancouver Police Department have a strong commitment to our city. They share a camaraderie that comes from knowing they work with the best trained police officers in Canada.
  • Our salary and benefits package is considered one of the most generous of all Canadian police forces. Our pension plan ranks among the best government and private sector plans in terms of eligibility and monthly payments.
  • Our patrol officers work a 4-day on, 4-day off schedule, and workdays are 11-hour shifts. Overtime hours can be accumulated as extra time off or pay.
  • Salary
    Effective January 2009 Annually
    • Probationary Constable $54,336
    • 4th Class Constable (after 1 year) $58,212
    • 3rd Class Constable (after 2 years) $62,088
    • 2nd Class Constable (after 3 years) $69,852
    • 1st Class Constable (after 4 years) $77,616

      Salary Increases for 1st Class Constable
    • After 10 years- $81,497
    • 15 years- $85,378
    • 20 years- $89,258