The Vancouver Police Department is a professional, progressive and innovative law enforcement agency. We take pride in our roles as an integral part of our community. We strive to be a full service organization that incorporates diverse values and beliefs to be fair, equitable, and responsible for providing quality law enforcement services to our public. Our employees are leaders in problem and crime prevention in our community, our agency and throughout the law enforcement profession.
We work in partnership with the community to protect life and property. We enhance the quality of life in our city through proactive problem solving, fair and equitable law enforcement and effective use of resources. We serve the city of Vancouver with courage, strength, integrity, compassion and pride.
The Vancouver Police Department strives to be a full service organization with challenging opportunities in police work for individuals who are interested in providing quality law enforcement services to the public. Its officers are charged with protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances including the prevention, detection and investigation of crimes and civil infractions and exercising of arresting authority.
Although most assignments will be patrol, experienced officers have the opportunity for special assignments in areas such as SWAT, Traffic, Detectives, Canine, Narcotics, Gangs, Mounted Patrol, and Child Abuse.
The patrol schedule allows generous days off. Officers work 10 ? hour shifts on a 5/4, 5/4, 5/5 schedule (on/off). Most specialty assignments enjoy a 4/10 schedule with weekends off. Overtime is available but rarely required.
Police Officer is a full time, regular, non-exempt union position. This position is covered under the provisions of an agreement between the City and the Vancouver Police Officers Guild.