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.
Constable Andrea Martens
We think beyond the typical public safety solutions to issues around representation, communication, and relationship-building.
Minimum requirements for new 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.
For a list of ways you can make yourself more competitive as an applicant, please see our FAQ page for recruits.
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:
How to apply
Attend an information session: New recruit applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an information session before applying. Check our Information Sessions page, and follow our Recruiting team on social media to see when sessions are scheduled. If there are no upcoming sessions, we recommend that you watch one of the recorded sessions for new recruits.
Prepare yourself physically and mentally: Don't wait until the application process begin, prepare ahead for the intake exam, physical testing, and interview process. A sample of the intake exam can be found in Step 3 of our detailed application process. A description of the Peace Offices Physical Abilities Testing (POPAT) can be found in Step 4.
Complete an application: Use the link in the left sidebar menu, which will take you to our secure Human Resources site at careers.surreypolice.ca. Open an account, complete the online application, upload your resume, cover letter, and supporting documentation.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, it may take 8-12 weeks for our recruiting team to review your application. We appreciate your interest in joining SPS and will confirm the status of your application as soon as possible.
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.