VPD offers an excellent hiring incentive, a highly competitive salary, the best schedule in Washington State (and perhaps all of policing), community support, many career paths and promotion opportunities. We are a growing department and anticipate adding 100 new positions over the next five years. We are located in one of the most beautiful cities in the country, surrounded by mountains, beaches, and rivers. Our waterfront offers many award-winning restaurants and fun activities for you and your family.

These positions offer a wide variety of challenging emergency and routine duties including:

  • Patrolling a designated area of the City.
  • Responding to a variety of calls for service involving criminal and non-criminal situations and taking necessary police action.
  • Conducting investigations, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses/suspects.

  • Testifying in Federal, State and local courts, and in administrative hearings.
  • Preparing reports.

  • Working in partnership with the community to solve problems.

  • Developing relationships with civic groups, schools, businesses, neighborhood organizations and other law enforcement agencies.

  • Representing the police department to other city service areas, elected officials, outside agencies, and to various citizens and citizen groups.

All City of Vancouver employees are expected to perform their duties in accordance with the City’s Operating Principles; work and act as a team player in interactions with other city employees and provide a high level of customer service at all times.