Uniform positions

The Vancouver Police Department is a diverse, innovative, and award-winning police department. We serve Vancouver’s citizens and visitors, guided by our principles of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. We provide unique and rewarding opportunities that come with policing in a multi-cultural and international port city, and the support to excel, both personally and professionally.

Your career path can be as unique as you.

Your workplace may be the streets of Vancouver or the water surrounding it, a local school or community policing centre, at the end of a police dog leash or undercover in the drug world, at the helm of a boat or an armoured response vehicle, in a crime lab or in the online world, on horseback or motorcycle – the choices are many and no two days will ever look the same.

Attend our next information session and have all your questions answered.

Non-uniform positions

Civilian Professionals

We have over 450 dedicated civilian professionals at the VPD, working alongside more than 1,400 police officers to improve the safety of our city and the people in it. We provide a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace. Join us.


We have many dedicated volunteers giving their time to make our community a safer place to work and live. It can be a great introduction to the Department and to policing in general, especially if you are considering a career in law enforcement.

Cadet Program

This youth leadership program teaches kids in Grades 9-11 life skills to help them become leaders in the community. Participants make lifelong friendships with their fellow cadets, who become like a second family, and get an inside look at policing. Kids take part in events, like parades and Tough Mudder, as well as annual weekend camping trips and snowshoeing.

Indigenous Cadet Program

For over 17 years, the VPD Indigenous Cadet Program has been promoting jobs and career opportunities within the VPD by mentoring and coaching Indigenous youth. Participants aged 19 to 31 of Indigenous ancestry spend their summer working with VPD Fleet Services, riding along with members from various sections, and taking part in the annual Pulling Together Canoe Journey.