The Victoria Police Department Recruitment and selection practices ensure we use and maintain a consistent recruitment and selection process. These practices comply with general employment legislation such as: Collective Agreements; Workers Compensation Act; Provincial Human Rights Code; and the Employment Standards Act.

There are many ways to join us and get involved in making Victoria and Esquimalt safer. We offer sworn and civilian roles in both volunteer and paid positions.


Police work involves significant responsibility, diversity and complexity in both the prevention of crime and criminal acts as well as the enforcement of a wide variety of criminal law, the laws of the Province, and Municipal bylaws. This is done through the anticipation, discovery and investigation of crime, the laying of charges and the effective delivery to the courts of the evidence gathered.

Jail Guards

The Jailer is responsible for all male and female prisoners in the Victoria Police Department jail. This includes the security of prisoners, and all prisoner needs during their detention in the jail.

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