Experienced Officers Defined

You may be eligible to apply with the Surrey Police Service (SPS) as an exempt candidate if you are a currently employed member (or have been so employed in the past three years) of a Canadian police department whose training and minimum standards are equivalent to that of a BC municipal department. There is no minimum service level to apply.

Section 2.0 of the BC Provincial Policing Standards states that in order to be considered as an exemption (or experienced police officer) you must have attended police recruit training, including any and all field training required as part of that training, provided by any of the following:

If you do not meet the criteria of an experienced officer, we encourage you to apply as a new police recruit.


Salary, Benefits & Pension

SPS is proud to provide its employees with a salary and benefits package that is competitive with other Canadian municipal police forces.

With SPS, your years of prior policing service will be recognized when calculating your salary and annual leave entitlements.

Please see the following PDF documents to learn more, including detailed information about pension options for RCMP officers:


Application Process 

Application Process Steps for Experienced Officers

A detailed breakdown of the steps can be found on our application process page