Probationary Constable – $77,983
4th Class Constable (after one year) – $83,793
3rd Class Constable (after two years) – $89,376
2nd Class Constable (after three years) – $100,542
1st Class Constable (after four years) – $111,709
VPD officers have many opportunities to work overtime during staffing shortages, at events, or on movie sets.
Whether your playground is the ski hills, the ocean, or forest trails, or you are looking for world-class restaurants, nightlife, shopping, cultural and sporting events, Vancouver can offer it all. Add to that unbeatable and memorable experiences for families, and you realize that Vancouver is the place to be.
We offer two weeks of vacation per year to start, up to three weeks in your second year, and the opportunity to take overtime hours as additional vacation time.
Our extended medical and dental benefits are generous, and our pension plan ranks among the best government and private sector plans in terms of eligibility and monthly payments.
You’ll find gyms in all of our police buildings, along with a dedicated athletic therapist and physiotherapist on staff.
Our peer support system is second to none. We take care of our people.
After graduation, you will be prepared to hit the streets of Vancouver, however, your training does not end there. The VPD is committed to training throughout your career.
You will have numerous opportunities to develop new skills, through in-house courses, and advanced programs at the JIBC or the Canadian Police College. VPD members also train annually at our state-of-the-art tactical training centre, which includes an indoor firearms range and force options gymnasium.
There is a common bond that unites our officers, even though they come from many different backgrounds and circumstances: We are committed to public safety, and to keeping one another safe. At the end of the day, you can return home, satisfied knowing that you and your team mates have made a positive difference in the world, and in the lives of others. When those days are difficult, you have an extraordinary group of co-workers, pulling you through, lifting you up, and making the world right again.
We take care of our people.