Uniform positions

As the police department of a major port city, the VPD can provide many opportunities that other departments cannot. 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.

Police officers
Special municipal constables
Experienced officers

Non-uniform positions

We have over 400 dedicated civilian professionals at the VPD, working alongside more than 1,300 police officers to improve the safety of our city and the people in it.

Civilian careers

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.