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Police Officers

Recruiting Vancouver's Finest

We're hiring for 2016!

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?


  1. Send your detailed resume and cover letter to recruiting@vpd.ca

  2. You will receive a date to attend an Information Session at the Justice Institute of BC in New Westminster

  3. Receive your application form at the Information Session


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Police Information Check

*Please note, you must obtain and include a Police Information Check (also known as a criminal records check) that includes a Vulnerable Sector Check, in the jurisdiction in which you live as part of your online application - fees vary. Information for Vancouver residents

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.