If you are a member of a recognized police service in Canada, and are interested in a career change but want to remain in policing, Transit Police can offer you a variety of opportunities.  Whether it is within our patrol divisions, Crime Suppression Team, wide range of other specialty units, or working as part of an integrated law enforcement team, Transit Police offers you the chance to grow along with us. We offer an exciting and unique style of policing on and around Metro Vancouver’s rapidly growing transit system.

Learn more about the competitive salary and benefits enjoyed by members of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police.

Lateral – current serving Police Constable in B.C.
Exempt – current serving Police Constable outside of B.C.
Contract – minimum 20 years of service as a Police Officer


How to Apply

Please download and follow the instructions on our Experienced Police Officer Application form.

Mail, email or deliver your Experienced Police Officer Application package to:

Recruiting Section
Metro Vancouver Transit Police (SCBCTAPS)

300-287 Nelson’s Court
New Westminster, BC
V3L 0E7

If you have questions, or if you would like to book an in-person meeting with one of our recruiters to learn more, email us at recruiting@transitpolice.bc.ca


Lateral Candidates

Candidates from within British Columbia who are currently working for a municipal police department, designated policing unit, designated law enforcement unit or the provincial police force or who have been previously employed in the last 3 years, may satisfy the definition of qualified or certified constable and would therefore not be required to go through the exemption process.

Application Process

  • Completion of Experienced Police Constable Application form – available online and applicant can drop off or mail to the Recruiting Unit
    • Includes Integrity Lifestyle Questionnaire
    • It is important to answer each question accurately and truthfully
    • Providing false, incomplete, or incorrect information may result in disqualification
  • Intake Interview by Recruiting Unit
    • Review of all steps completed in your application process so far
  • Medical Exam
  • Psychologist interview
  • Polygraph
  • Background investigation
  • File review and approval by Chief Officer

Exemption Candidates

Candidates serving as police officers from outside of B.C.  will be required to write a series of exams that exempt you from the basic recruit training. Candidates from within Canada may be exempted from blocks 1, 2 and 3 of the Police Recruit Training Program while international candidates may be exempted from block 3 only.

If the Ministry of Public Safety’s director of police services is satisfied that the candidate is eligible for consideration, the director will refer the candidate to the Police Academy for examinations and testing of skills.

Application Process

  • Completion of Experienced Police Constable Application form- available online and applicant can drop off or mail to the Recruiting Unit
    • Includes Integrity Lifestyle Questionnaire
    • It is important to answer each question accurately and truthfully
    • Providing false, incomplete, or incorrect information may result in disqualification
  • Exempt Written Exam– held at Metro Vancouver Transit Police Headquarters
  • Intake Interview by Recruiting Unit
    • Review of all steps completed in your application process so far
  • Medical Exam
  • Psychologist interview
  • Polygraph
  • Background investigation
  • File review and approval by Chief Officer

Contract Candidates

Contract Police Officers must be qualified Constables in British Columbia, with a minimum of 20 years of experience, hired by MVTP within one year of leaving their previous police agency.  

Employment details:

  • The contract term will be up to 5 years; this can be canceled or extended with Union agreement.
  • Contract Police Officers will not be eligible for promotion, increment or specialty sections.
  • Contract Police Officers will be entitled to benefits as “temporary employees” described in Collective Agreement.
  • Vacation will be based on the Member’s years of service in policing.
  • Pay will be in accordance with the Member’s years of service in policing.
  • Pension – if the Member is already collecting their MPP pension, they will receive 15% in lieu of a pension; they can direct any portion of this to their own RRSP or alternatively; this will be paid out annually.