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The Surrey Police Service (“SPS”) is bringing an era of modern and progressive policing to Surrey. We are a community-based policing service that is at the forefront of public safety. We are committed to meeting our city’s unique priorities and building a team that reflects the communities we serve. Help us build a new community-responsive police service that will support one of the fastest growing and diverse cities in Canada.


SPS is seeking to hire multiple Inspectors who will fulfill critical leadership roles within the Support Services Bureau, Community Policing Bureau, and Investigative Services Bureau. These Inspectors will be integral to the ongoing development of the SPS.

Reporting to the Superintendent of the assigned Bureau, the Inspectors will be subject matter experts in operational and administrative policing and will provide leadership, strategic support, and advice on a wide range of matters.  Inspectors will model the mission, vision, and values of SPS through unquestioned integrity and through sustaining a visible, credible, inclusive, and respected profile. They have a strong work ethic and are committed to a community-based policing model that looks beyond immediate issues and searches for realistic longer-term answers to complex community and social issues and emerging risks and trends.

Inspectors contribute to the development of culture, climate and working processes in their area of expertise for the SPS, and ensure adherence to standards, and the promotion of accountability and continuous improvement. Inspectors contribute to a wide range of public safety activities in alignment with the SPS’s Strategic Plan and its values.

Applicants can reach out to any of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) for one-on-one conversations or inquiries, including: DCC Jennifer Hyland, DCC Todd Matsumoto, DCC Mike LeSage, Supt Mike Procyk, Supt Allison Good, Supt Lav Mangat, or Supt Steve Drennan. Contact to any of the SLT can be made by emailing


Illustrative work examples where these skills are utilized include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop policies, procedures, and systems related to the assigned Bureau.
  • Support the SPS strategic plan, prepare objectives, identify measures, and ensure progress towards achieving SPS strategic priorities. 
  • Create and promote a diverse and inclusive work environment, ensure the health, safety, and wellness of employees, and cultivate a workplace culture that is respectful, positive, and engaging.
  • Develop and implement operational plans and strategic priorities to address community issues and ensure efficient and effective response to problems, incidents, and public safety.
  • Ensure the efficient use of available budgets, review and report on expenditures, ensure adequate resource planning, and provide input into strategic financial planning.  Liaise with other police organizations and external agencies strengthening positive working relationships
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive policing with at least 5 years in a confirmed leadership role and 1 year confirmed in the rank of Insp. in support services, and/or investigative services, and/or community-policing.
  • A Bachelors’ Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience, supplemented by certifications and training demonstrating a track record of continuous development within operational policing and leadership.
  • Solid leadership experience with proven ability to build high performing teams, motivating and engaging others to achieve positive results. 
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of Provincial Policing Standards, legislation, regulations, and policies applicable to all functional areas of policing operations.
  • Proven record of service excellence and delivering contemporary approaches and best practices in community policing.
  • Strong teamwork, exceptional work ethic, and interpersonal skills with ability to build and sustain positive relationships with key stakeholders. 
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills with an ability to analyze and evaluate situations objectively, thinking broadly and able to develop well-informed ideas and actions.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategies to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Experience with managing budgets and utilizing financial management systems for analysis and reporting.
  • Aligns with SPS values and core competencies.
  • Has a valid and current police security clearance.  

Ability to work a variety of shifts (including extended workdays (12+ hours) and rotating schedules) fully operational and fit for duty. This includes the following abilities and requirements:

  • Licensed and able to operate a Police vehicle and attend calls for service.
  • Qualified and able to use issued force options as and when required (i.e. baton, OC, firearm).
  • Trained and able to engage the public in a variety of circumstances, including physical contact, when required.
  • Able to wear protective equipment, including body armour.

Conditions of Employment 

  • Successful Applicants must obtain and maintain the required level of Security Clearance.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Interested applicants are asked to apply online to our Careers page.  For updates on recruitment opportunities and other Surrey Police Service news, follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

SPS has a vaccination policy in effect with requirements for all current and future employees. Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a security clearance process.

Thank you for your interest in working with SPS. We pride ourselves on hiring members that model the mission, vision, and values of SPS through unquestioned integrity and sustaining a visible, credible, inclusive, and respected profile.