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Officers with the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) have the opportunity to climb through the hierarchy and acquire higher ranking positions. To do so they must participate in various promotion competitions and pass the selection process.

Below you will find a list of SPVM officer's ranks as of November 1, 2010. They are listed from top to bottom of the hierarchy.

The number of officers of each rank is indicated in parentheses.

  • Director (1)
  • Deputy director (1)
  • Assistant director (8)
  • Chief inspector (15)
  • Inspector (13)
  • Commander (85)
  • Lieutenant (40)
  • Lieutenant-detective (66)
  • Sergeant (451)
  • Sergeant-detective (566)
  • Officer (3 200)

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