KPCN Trainee Police Officers

Courageous and resourceful? We have the job for you!

MAVO/VMBO-TL | 40 hours | P&O2020_05_005 | Closing date: July 10th , 2020

KPCN is looking for enthusiastic and flexible colleagues who want to enroll in our internal learning and development program to become a qualified police officer. The learning and development program combines classroom theory with practical experience. After graduation, you will be posted on one of the islands in the Dutch Caribbean.

Learning program

You will attend a 2-year police learning and development program at MBO level.  During the program, you will be guided by teachers at the police academy and  receive coaching from active police officers. The theoretical classes and on-the-job training are provided on the island of Bonaire. The program starts in the autumn of 2020.

The organization

The Dutch Caribbean Police Force (KPCN) is a young, small and dynamic force that is active on the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba and applies all  processes of a fully-fledged police force. The force has drawn up a professionalization roadmap for future years in order to further develop the force.

The force contributes to public safety and the quality of life of the people who live and work on the islands in the Dutch Caribbean or who visit them as a tourist. The employees of the Dutch Caribbean Police force are vigilant, helpful, decisive and professional.

Job requirements

To qualify for the police learning and development programme:

  • You must have at least a MAVO/VMBO-TL qualification
  • You must be a Dutch national
  • You must be at least 17 years old
  • You must have a category B driver’s licence, or plan to obtain one within two years
  • You must have a swimming diploma, or plan to obtain one within two years
  • You must have a good command and knowledge of, and be proficient in speaking, reading and writing Dutch, Papiamento and English at B1 level

Competencies

  • Enterprising
  • Not afraid to take decisions
  • High perseverance
  • Conscious of your role
  • Able to withstand stress
  • Skilful communicator
  • Team spirit/collaboration
  • Flexible

We offer

  • The salary for this position has been set at the following level:
    During training: salary scale 4, starting at grade 3, $1,426.54 a month for a 40-hour working week
  • A 13th month at 8.33% (at least $1,750)
  • Holiday pay at 8.33% of salary
  • A good pension scheme administered by PCN
  • 186 hours of holiday (based on a 40-hour working week)
  • A relocation scheme if you apply from abroad

We offer a temporary employment contract for the duration of the basic learning and development program. On successful completion of the basic learning and development program, you will be offered a 1-year contract, followed by a permanent appointment in the event of satisfactory performance.

The salary for this position has been set at the following level:
During training: salary scale 4, starting at grade 3, $1,426.54 a month for a 40-hour working week.
Permanent position: salary scale 6, from $1,874 a month (grade 3) to a maximum of $2490.20 a month (grade 15) for a 40-hour working week.

An assessment, fitness test, medical examination and screening test (mental stability and suitability test) are required and are a mandatory part of the selection procedure. On completion of the tests, you must be able to submit a certificate of good conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag/VOG) within the set period of time before you can start your training.

Information about the position

Information sessions will be held on Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba in June. Further details will be published in the local media. You can also refer to www.rijksdienstcn.com or www.politiecn.com for more information, or contact Mr L. Vrutaal, training coordinator, on telephone number +599 715 8086.

Digital applications

Digital application in two easy steps:

Step 1 - Complete this questionnaire (takes a maximum of 5 minutes)

Step 2 - Send your Curriculum Vitae to: vacature@rijksdienstcn.com State in the email subject to which vacancy you are applying (Vacancy Trainee Police Officers)