Information for new police recruits interested in a career with the Surrey Police Service (SPS).
We welcome recruits new to policing who have a commitment to public safety and want to serve with pride and integrity. SPS officers make a positive difference through community engagement and a commitment to deliver excellence in policing services to Surrey citizens. Together, we keep Surrey safe.
Minimum Requirements for Recruits
Visual Acuity Standards
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to significant health and safety risks in the workplace. SPS has implemented multiple actions, programs, and safety measures to address these risks. The Public Health Officer and other government officials have repeatedly affirmed vaccination as the most effective protection against COVID-19.
SPS continues to implement precautions for the protection of the health and safety of its employees and those with whom they interact from the hazards to health, safety, and life posed by COVID-19. Vaccination is a key element in the protection against the hazards to health, safety and life posed by COVID-19.
SPS provides a safe and healthy workplace. As part of SPS’s commitment, it requires new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment. An individual is fully vaccinated 7 days after they have received all required doses of an approved vaccine. An approved vaccine means a COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved for use by Health Canada.
SPS is committed to meeting its obligations under the Police Act, BC Human Rights Code, the Workers Compensation Act, and BC Employment Standards
If a job applicant progresses to a step in the hiring process where they will be required to have in person contact with an SPS employee, contractor, or other applicants, they will be required to provide proof of vaccination (i.e., government-issued documentation which indicates that they have been vaccinated with an approved vaccine) to the SPS in advance of that in person contact.