As the first deployment of 50 Surrey Police Service (SPS) officers nears, SPS will welcome its 100th police officer as recruiting efforts ramp up to prepare for future operational deployments.
September 7, 2021 is a significant day for SPS, as 25 new officers are welcomed to the organization, including a Constable who will be the 100th person to sign into the SPS ledger. This represents the largest single-day addition of staff for SPS. These officers will join their colleagues in advancing the transition of policing in the City of Surrey.
Over the next couple of years, SPS will be hiring over 800 police officers. To align recruitment efforts with SPS’s phased deployment into police operations, police personnel will be hired in phases. This fall SPS will be hiring both experienced police officers and new recruits.
A pre-requisite for any potential new recruit applicant is to attend a virtual information session, which will be held regularly this fall. The first session will be on Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 pm via Microsoft Teams. Pre-registration is not required; the link will be posted at www.surreypolice.ca/careers/information-sessions on the day of the information session. In 2022, SPS is looking to have approximately 26 new recruits attend the Justice Institute of British Columbia for recruit training. It is important for us to maintain a blend of experienced and new officers for our growing police service.
SPS is also seeking additional experienced police officers this fall – a job posting for Investigative Services is now online. You can also find information on our application process and watch past information sessions held for experienced officers at www.surreypolice.ca/careers (Note: info session attendance is not mandatory for experienced officers).
As SPS continues its hiring, the organization’s commitment to diversity in its hiring practices remains at the forefront.
“Surrey Police Service prioritizes diversity, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it builds a healthier and stronger organization,” says Deputy Chief Constable Jennifer Hyland. “A healthy, diverse and inclusive workplace sends a positive message to potential applicants, current employees and to the citizens of Surrey who are our partners in public safety.”
SPS believes it is important for the public and potential applicants to know about the organization and people you will be joining. Here are our most current statistics related to the gender, visible minority and Indigenous inclusion percentages in our organization.