Build an exciting and diverse policing career with SPS!

Surrey Police Service (SPS) is changing the face of policing with innovative new approaches, community-based solutions, and strong community partnerships. We're looking for recruits with a passion for community policing, who want to build a satisfying and exciting long-term career with a progressive municipal police service. 

SPS will grow to become one of Canada's largest independent police services, offering a diverse range of work, and opportunities to join the Lower Mainland Integrated Teams. To see why SPS is an opportunity unlike any other - and the organization where many experienced officers have chosen to build an exciting career - please visit "Why Join SPS

We're intentional about building a culture that is inclusive, respectful, and supportive, with a strong focus on employee health and wellness. SPS welcomes applicants who align with our vision and values, and who have integrity, initiative, and a strong work ethic. If you want to make a difference in a diverse and growing city - with all of the implied opportunities and challenges - we'd like to hear from you. 

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Sergeant Andrea Martens

Sergeant Andrea Martens

We think beyond the typical public safety solutions to issues around representation, communication, and relationship-building.

Sgt. Martens is part of the Employee Services Section, where she supports employees with career development, wellness, and support after critical incidents. Sgt. Martens has 14 years of experience in policing that includes work on the frontline, major crimes, and recruiting.

Salary and 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.

Please review the PDF documents to learn more: 


Progressive frontline shift schedule

At SPS, we value the input of our employees. We worked closely with frontline officers to build a modern shift schedule that will be implemented after SPS becomes the police of jurisdiction. The benefits of SPS's frontline shift schedule are significant:

  • More hours of rest during days off (up to 115 hours)
  • Shorter overnight shifts (10 hours instead of 12)
  • Overnight shifts don’t start until later in the evening, allowing for more family time
  • Same shift for each 4-day block, resulting in less sleep disruption
  • Increased ability for SPS to provide officers with training
  • Increased team cohesion and supervision, with the full team having the same start/end time.
  • Overlapping shifts which increase ability to relieve officers at end of shift

For a list of ways you can make yourself more competitive as an applicant, please see our FAQ page for recruits.

Tips to Apply

Attend an information session: New recruit applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an information session before applying. Check our Information Sessions page to see upcoming sessions. 

Prepare yourself physically and mentally: Prepare ahead of time! A sample of the intake exam can be found in Step 3 of the application process. We also encourage that you practice the Peace Offices Physical Abilities Testing (POPAT) before you take it. 

Fully complete your application: You can find the full application at Make sure you first create an account, and complete all portions of the online application, including uploading your resume, cover letter, and supporting documentation. 

The application process for recruits takes approximately 3-4 months from the time of application until a hiring decision is made. All correspondence concerning your application will be through email - please check your inbox and spam folder regularly. 


The answer to your question may be found on our FAQ page, If you can't find the information you're looking for, please contact one of our SPS recruiters.