Policing is a fast-paced and dynamic profession that must keep pace and evolve with our rapidly changing world. Through innovation and community partnerships, the VPD upholds the highest standards and employs leading practices to achieve excellence in public safety and service. Recognized as one of the world’s most livable major cities, Vancouver attracts people from diverse backgrounds who wish to live, work and play in a vibrant environment.

The VPD is seeking highly qualified and diverse candidates to join Vancouver’s finest and make Vancouver the safest major city in Canada. The VPD offers a myriad of exciting career opportunities within a supportive and rewarding work environment where all employees can thrive and reach their full potential while making a difference.

Pay and Benefits

Basic Qualifications

The Vancouver Police Department is looking for exceptional people who share our five ICARE core values.

  • minimum 19 years of age
  • excellent character
  • physically fit and in excellent health
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • no criminal convictions, no adult criminal charges pending
  • a valid BC class 5 driver’s licence with no restrictions and a good driving record
  • meet the visual acuity standards
  • valid current standard first aid / CPR “C” certification
  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent, plus a minimum of 30 academic post-secondary credits or equivalent professional development credits
  • fully vaccinated (defined as completion of the full vaccination cycle with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada) unless there is a valid exemption pursuant to the Human Rights Code

Preferred Qualifications

  • a degree or diploma in any field of study
  • second language
  • volunteer experience