You love being a police officer, but maybe your department is not the right fit. Perhaps life circumstances have you considering a move. Whatever the reason, if you are looking to change police departments, the VPD can offer many opportunities that other agencies cannot. Our salary and benefits are considered among the most generous of all Canadian police forces. Vancouver offers the challenge of big-city policing, and many varied career opportunities. As well, the size of our department means the potential to advance more quickly.

At the Vancouver Police Department, your years of prior service will be recognized when calculating your salary and annual leave entitlements.

For advice regarding pension transfers, please contact the administrator of your existing pension.


Pay and Benefits

Our salary and benefits are among the most generous of all Canadian police forces.

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If you are an experienced member looking for more information, or who is ready to apply, please contact:

Constable Ryan Jeffrey

In-Person Information Sessions

To view the dates of upcoming Information Sessions, click HERE.

Online Information Session

Prior to submitting your application, you must either watch the online Information Session or attend an in-person Information Session. Attending an in-person Information Session gives you the opportunity to hear directly from VPD recruiters and have your questions answered.


Are you a police officer currently working with a Canadian police force?

Have you worked as a police officer with a Canadian police force in the past three years?

Does your Canadian police force have training and minimum standards equivalent to a BC municipal force?

Have you successfully completed your police recruit training, including your one year of service or probationary period?

If so, you may qualify as an exempt officer.

Members of the CN Police and officers serving in other countries, included the United Kingdom, do not qualify for exemptions. You must apply in the same process as our regular member applicants.

Applicants must be 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.