Surrey Police Service (SPS) is looking for experienced officers interested in using their skills and experience to help build SPS into one of Canada's largest and most innovative, independent, community-based police services. Too see why SPS is an opportunity unlike any other - and the organization where many experienced officers have chosen to build a stable and exciting career - please visit Why Join SPS? 

Upcoming Events

Sep 9- Sep 14

Surrey Police Service recruiters will be in the Greater Toronto Area from September 9-14 to meet with experienced officers interested in joining SPS. Book your confidential, one-on-one meeting today. 

Sep 20- Sep 22

Surrey Police Service recruiters will be in Kelowna and Kamloops from September 20 - 22 to meet with experienced officers interested in joining SPS. Book your confidential, one-on-one meeting today.


You may be eligible to apply with the Surrey Police Service 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 

SPS is proud to provide its employees with a salary, benefits and pension package that is competitive with other Canadian municipal police forces - it includes medical, dental and vision coverage, life and travel insurance, and more. Coverage typically starts on your first day with SPS. SPS participates in the BC Municipal Pension Plan, one of the largest pension plans in Canada. 

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

Please review the PDF documents below to learn more: 

How to apply 

Search SPS job opportunities using the link in the left sidebar menu, which will take you to our secure Human resources site at Open an account, complete the online application and questionnaire, upload your resume, cover letter, and a copy of your government picture ID. 

If you are applying for multiple positions, please create an application for each job posting separately. You will not be considered for jobs to which you have not applied. 

Once your application is complete and all supporting documentation has been submitted, qualified applicants will move on to the interviewing process, background and reference checks (we will advise you before we contact your references). You can find the detailed breakdown of the steps on our Application Process page. 

Application process 

Application Process Steps for Experienced Officers

Given the number of experienced officer applications we receive, our recruiting team will work collaboratively with you throughout the application process to place you in an upcoming on-boarding class. All correspondence concerning you application will be through email - please check your inbox and spam folder regularly. We appreciate your interest in joining SPS and will confirm the status of your application as soon as possible. 

If you require accommodation for a disability during the recruitment process, please contact the recruiting unit at


The answer to your question may be on our FAQ page or in one of our recorded information sessions. If you can't find the information you're looking for, please contact one of our SPS recruiters or call us at 604-591-4084.