Keeping Saanich Safe

The Saanich Police Department is currently hiring for anticipated vacancies in 2023 for recruit and experienced candidates.
Our staff are committed to excellence and hold true the core values of the Saanich Police Department. We support our staff through enhanced psychological benefits while encouraging work life balance and wellness initiatives.
For a greater understanding of why you should choose us, we encourage you to review this website as well as the 2018-2022 strategic plan.

Join Our Team

The Saanich Police Department has been hiring exceptional candidates since 1906 and are looking to continue this tradition. We anticipate vacancies due to retirements for the coming years and are currently recruiting for the 2023-2024 recruit classes at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) in New Westminster. If you are looking to make a difference in our community you have come to the right place.

Submit Application

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goal of becoming a Saanich Police Officer.

Information Sessions

New free information sessions are now available,
please register online.
Do you want to know what is it like working at the Saanich Police Department? Watch our video here:

Women in Policing

We celebrate the remarkable work of our women police officers who make such a valued contribution to the safety of our community and the diversity of our organization.

Traditional Territory Acknowledgement

“It is appropriate that we begin by acknowledging that our municipality lies within the traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Lay-kwung-gen) peoples known today as Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the W̱SÁNEĆ (weh-saanich) peoples known today as W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱SIḴEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ(Malahat) Nations.”


Police officers perform duties of considerable variety and responsibility involving public service, protection of life and property, prevention and investigation of crime and the enforcement of law. These duties must be performed in accordance with a wide variety of police regulations and legal requirements.
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