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Recruiting Vancouver's Finest – We're Hiring for 2015!

Are you ready for a career like no other?

As a police officer with the Vancouver Police Department, you'll be on the front line with one of the most innovative police agencies in North America.

This is where things happen, like the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Stanley Cup riots, and some of the largest and most complex criminal investigations in Canada. The Vancouver Police Department provides opportunities that smaller agencies simply can't.

With over 125 years of service to the people of Vancouver, the VPD is an agency with a rich history: the VPD hired its first female police officer in 1912, and we were the first agency in Canada to bring computer terminals into police cars. Today, as outlined in the VPD's 2012-2016 Strategic Plan (PDF), we're working towards the goal of making Vancouver the safest major city in Canada – and we need your help.

We're looking for individuals who reflect the diversity of our city. Individuals who have a passion for policing and a desire to make a difference every day.

Vancouver is a world class city and it deserves world class police officers. People like you who can lead the department into the future.

Ready to learn more about The Job, Qualifications, and The Process?

Police Officer Applicants: Attending one of the VPD's monthly Information Sessions at the Justice Institute of B.C. in New Westminster is your first step in applying to the VPD. Attending the Information Session is the only way to pick up an application to join the VPD.

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VPD Aboriginal Cadet Program

Interested in a career in policing? Learn about the VPD's Aboriginal Cadet Program.

Contact VPD Recruiting

For further information on police officer, jail guard and traffic authority recruiting, please contact us at recruiting@vpd.ca.

Looking for Information on Community Safety Personnel Positions?

Community Safety personnel are unarmed peace officers who contribute to community safety by supporing front line operations.