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. 

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.

Minimum requirements for new recruits

Visual Acuity Test 

Hearing Test 

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 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. 

Please note: If you are having difficulty creating an account or uploading the required documents, please clear the cache and cookies on your browser. Using Google Chrome is also recommended. If you have exhausted these options, please contact our administrative assistant at

Application process

A step-by-step walkthrough of the application process

A detailed breakdown of the steps can be found on our Application Process page. 

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


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.