A career with the Bathurst Police Force

"The Bathurst Police Force will pursue professional excellence while protecting the lives and property of our citizens and visitors. We will ensure that our community is a safe and desirable place to live, work and visit."

The City of Bathurst is now accepting applications for the following position:
POLICE OFFICER - Three (3) vacancies immediately
Follow the link above for more details.

Why Choose the Bathurst Police Force?

Protect and Serve Your Community:

The Bathurst Police Force has been dedicated to protecting the citizens of our community since 1912. We strive to keep our city safe for residents, visitors, and businesses. We believe in community policing and work collaboratively to prevent crime and ensure a desirable quality of life.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

We offer competitive salaries ranging from $71,260.80 to $102,419.20 along with excellent health, dental, and pension benefits. You'll also have opportunities for advancement through promotions or specialized unit transfers.

Meet Our Leadership Team:

Chief Guy Theriault: Chief Theriault is a seasoned law enforcement professional with 25 years of experience at the RCMP. His expertise encompasses management, organized crime investigations, and international policing. He is fluent in both English and French and leads the Bathurst Police Force with a dedication to community service.

Deputy Chief Roger Melanson: D/C Melanson has dedicated his entire 23-year career to the Bathurst Police Force. His expertise covers a wide range of areas, including patrol duties, drug enforcement, criminal intelligence gathering, and criminal investigations.

Inspector Julie Daigle: Insp. Daigle is the first woman in the history of the Bathurst Police Force to be promoted to a management position. After graduating from the Atlantic Police Academy in 2009, she rose through the ranks and now oversees police operations. Inspector Daigle is a strong advocate for diversity in policing. She encourages women and minorities to consider a rewarding career serving their community.

Hear from our Officers:

Constable Marc Poitras: “I always dreamed of becoming a police officer. One day, a serving member approached me with an amazing career opportunity. I knew right away that I had to seize it. Leaving my deputy sheriff position was a no-brainer, and I've never been happier with my decision."

Constable Isabelle Hachey: "Growing up, my uncle's dedication to his community as a police officer always inspired me. When I decided to pursue a career in law enforcement, the Bathurst Police Force stood out because of their commitment to both professional development and community engagement. Now, I'm not only fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a police officer, but I'm also able to give back to my city. It's an incredibly rewarding experience."

Why Choose Bathurst?

Bathurst is a vibrant city with something to offer everyone. Whether you're considering a move or already call Bathurst home, here are some reasons you'll love living here:

  • Award-Winning Recreation: Tee off at one of the province's top-rated golf courses or explore the beauty of Bathurst's outdoors year-round! From snowmobiling to warm beaches, you can enjoy all four seasons with a variety of activities for every interest.
  • Affordable Living: Bathurst offers a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank. Find your dream home at an accessible price.
  • Bilingual Opportunities: Bathurst is a bilingual city, making it a great place to live and work if you're fluent in English and French.
  • Thriving Community: The City of Bathurst boasts a supportive community, including a strong regional hospital and school system. There are also excellent spousal employment opportunities locally with the federal government.

Bathurst Police Force: Your Questions Answered

Q: What are the salaries like?

A: Starting salaries for Constables at the Bathurst Police Force are competitive, ranging from $71,260.80 to $102,419.20 within your first four years. These salaries are subject to further increases based on the collective agreement between the Bathurst Police Association and the City of Bathurst.

Q: Do you offer sponsorship programs?

A: Yes! We encourage you to contact our recruiting team at bathurstpolice@nbpolice.ca to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities.

Q: What kind of work schedule can I expect?

A: New officers typically join our patrol section and work a rotating shift schedule. This involves two, 12-hour day shifts followed by two, 12-hour night shifts. After this four-shift cycle, you'll be off duty for four days.

Q: Does the Bathurst Police Force recognize prior experience?

A: Absolutely! The collective agreement between the Bathurst Police Association and the City of Bathurst acknowledges years of service from experienced officers.

Ready to Join Our Team?

We're looking for passionate individuals to make a difference in our community. Contact us today to learn more about exciting career opportunities!

Phone: (506) 548-0420

Email: bathurstpolice@nbpolice.ca