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Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs & DA Investigators


$59,858 - $72,777/year
plus excellent benefits

sonoma-county-2Sonoma County Sheriff’s Dept. is seeking qualified individuals to fill several vacancies at Main Adult Detention Facility. Req. high school diploma or GED Cert. & 1 yr. experience with an adult correctional institution. For more information and to apply online, visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call HR at (707) 565-2331. Continuous Filing. EOE


Job No. 101292
$5236-$7210/mo plus incentives.

Shift work required. Sacramento State seeks full-time Police Sergeants with 3 or more years of active law enforcement experience. Assigned primary responsibility as a working first-line supervisor.Must be able to apply independent judgment & no felony convictions. NOTE: All candidates (except Sacramento State promotional applicants) are required to take a physical agility test. Sacramento State online application required: http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.Open until filled. Priority deadline: Friday, March 20, 2015.


Job No. 101281

Shift work required. Sacramento State seeks full-time Police Dispatcher with 1 or more years of switch-board and two-way radio communication system experience. Responsible for receiving, recording and dispatching general and emergency information quickly, clearly and accurately. Sacramento State online application required: http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Open until filled. Priority deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015.

City of Pleasant Hill

(current salary range is under negotiation)

The City of Pleasant Hill Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency.  The Chief’s command staff consists of one Captain and two Lieutenants. The Department has a staff of 60, of which 44 are sworn personnel. The Department enjoys a reputation for being progressive and innovative and welcomes employee input.  The Pleasant Hill Police Department is dedicated to performing its duties in a business-like, but sensitive manner, in order to be a positive contribution to law enforcement.  The Pleasant Hill Police Department prides itself on being a professional organization that maintains high standards in order to best serve the public.

Under administrative direction, the Police Captain will manage the Operations or Administration Division of the Police Department; participate as a member of the Police Department’s management team in overall departmental planning, research, and work coordination; may act for the Chief of Police in the Chief’s absence; perform related work as required.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferable with a major in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Police Science, or a related field is required.  A POST Management Certificate and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Administration of Justice, or related field are highly desirable.  Considerable, progressively responsible experience in police work, and at least ten years of responsible experience in law enforcement work, including at least one year in a management capacity is required.

A detailed job announcement, complete requirements, and application packet are available for download at www.pleasanthillca.org or you may visit Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.  Complete application packet must be received by the Human Resources Division no later than 4:00 pm on March 19, 2015.  No postmarks, faxes, or emails.  EOE/ADA

Humboldt State University
Police Officer

(Job #15-06) $4,325-$5,961/month.

The Humboldt State University Police Department (UPD) invites full-time entry level and lateral police officers.   Applicant must be currently enrolled in a California POST-certified law enforcement academy, or, be an academy graduate, currently employed as, or eligible for immediate employment as, a California police officer in a POST-certified agency.  This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will begin March 2, 2015. For full job announcement, please visit http://apptrkr.com/576056

Lateral Police Officer

Salary: $5,198.85 - $5,936.57 per month,
plus excellent benefits

For application materials and how to apply, please visit www.cityofbg.org
Application period open until filled
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Police Officer
West Valley-Mission
Community College District

$66,972.00 - $75,812.00 annual
Closing Date: 3/15/2015

west valley - starThis position provides general law enforcement on assigned shifts, performs patrol duties in uniform without limitations by vehicle or foot to protect life and property against bodily harm, theft, vandalism, illegal entry, accidents and fire.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age at date of hire;
  • A citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship;
  • A high school graduate, pass the General Education Development test or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited or approved institution;
  • Must not have been convicted by any State or by the Federal Government of a crime, the punishment of which could have been imprisonment in a Federal penitentiary or state prison;
  • Must be of excellent moral character;
  • Must pass a POST approved background investigation;
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain and maintain, a valid Class C California driver’s license; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work with persons of diverse socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/575934


County of Santa Clara
District Attorney’s Office
Invites applications for
Criminal Investigator II

$90,956.32 - $110,668.48 Annually
Closing Date/Time:
03/27/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

santa-claraThe Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is the largest prosecutor’s office in Northern California.  The Office represents the law enforcement needs of Santa Clara County, also known as “Silicon Valley,” comprised of fifteen cities, including San Jose, and has more than 1.8 million residents who come from all over the world to live in our beautiful, prosperous and diverse valley. The Office prosecutes more than 40,000 criminal cases each year including, drunk driving, identity theft, fraud, elder abuse, burglary, robbery, sexual assault, domestic violence, gang violence and murder.

The Criminal Investigator II conducts investigations in support of the District Attorney’s Office, of alleged or suspected violations of criminal and civil laws. The employees in these positions are responsible for performing complex fraud cases, crimes against persons, alleged public corruption and regulatory background investigations; preparing detailed investigative reports and affidavits for search and arrest warrants and other legal documents; and, collecting and documenting evidence.

The County provides a generous benefit package. For more information and to apply, please visit our website at www.sccgov.org. All applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire and attach POST certificate(s). Applications received without the requested information will be rejected.

City of Walnut Creek
Crime & Intelligence Analyst

walnut-creekThe City of Walnut Creek seeking a Crime & Intelligence Analyst to join our professional staff. The complete job description/Salary and requirements are posted at www.walnut-creek.orgApplications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. All Applicants must apply online at www.walnut-creek.org to be eligible for consideration.

The City of Grover Beach invites applications for Chief of Police

$112,380 - $141,588

Grover Beach is a community-oriented beach town offering diverse and affordable housing, a convenient Central Coast location, and plenty of opportunity.  Grover Beach is a full-service General Law city with a Council-Manager form of government with an ethnically diverse population of 13,200+ covering 2.25 square miles.   Located off Highway 101 and Highway 1, Grover Beach shares borders with Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande, and is just 20 minutes south of San Luis Obispo, home of Cal Poly State University.

The City is experiencing renewed interest in its strategic economic and redevelopment opportunities, with plans for a hotel/conference center at the beach, and a recent passage of a 48 million dollar bond for street rehabilitation. Grover Beach draws tourists with its moderate coastal climate, and diverse recreational activities year-round, including weekly summer concert series, hiking, riding, and jogging along white sandy beaches, dunes and sea cliffs, or surfing, kayaking, and fishing in the ocean. The City of Grover Beach provides the entrance to California’s only drivable stretch of beach.

A completed application will consist of a cover letter, a resume, an official City application, and a supplemental questionnaire. Completed application packets must be received by Human Resources staff no later than Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. with a tentative interview date on April 22, 2015. Application packets can be obtained through the Human Resources Department at the City of Grover Beach: www.grover.org or by contacting (805) 473-4564.


bishopLevel I Reserve Police Officers perform respective law enforcement duties in a support role, under the general supervision of a Sergeant or designee. Duties include performing a variety of peace officer duties in the enforcement of laws, the protection of persons and property, crime prevention and suppression. Reserve Police Officers also have the opportunity to perform specialized assignments.

Requirements: Candidates must be a POST academy graduate, possess a Basic POST, or possess a POST Level I Training Certification, be 21 years of age, be in good physical condition, pass a thorough medical exam as well as an extensive background investigation. Candidates must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.

CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSE & DRIVING RECORD: Applicants must possess a valid California Class “C” driver’s license and an acceptable driving record prior to and throughout employment.

Compensation: Reserve Level I Officers are paid $35.00 per hour, up to a maximum of 1000 hours per year. The Department supplies all uniforms equipment as well as provides on-going training to all sworn personnel.

For further information, contact Pam Galvin at 760-873-5866, email- pgalvin@bishoppd.org or see our website at http://www.ca-bishop.us/departments/police/. EOE


Hacienda La Puente Unified School
Applications are now being accepted for Chief of Police and Safety with Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/Chief-Of-Police-Safety for more information and to apply.

City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Salary: $6,722 - $8,172
(Salary can increase based on incentives)
Application Deadline Date:
Friday, March 27, at 4:00 PM PST

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DEFINITION: Under direction from the Commander and Chief of Police: oversee and participate in all work activities, related to the enforcement of laws, the prevention of crimes, general investigations of crimes, accidents, and cases; to coordinate investigations with other agencies; to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college or university is highly desirable. Experience in lead, supervisory or field training officer capacity is desirable. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship before application; possession of a valid California Driver’s License; vision of 20/100 corrected to 20/30 in each eye and normal color acuity; possession of a current California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Advanced Certificate. A photocopy of your certificate must is required and must be attached to your application for consideration. Please also attach any other relevant certificates, degrees and/or diplomas.

For an application packet, please go to: http://ci.carmel.ca.us


Entry/Lateral: $4,330-$5,526/mo.
Lateral w/ IPC: $$4,547-$5,803/mo.
Lateral w/ APC: $4,774-$6,092/mo.

The City of Ukiah Police Department is looking for highly motivated and committed individuals who understand that law enforcement is interacting with a diverse and growing population and protecting the high quality of life and sense of community.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.  For more details, including full job announcement and City application, please visit our website at www.ukiahpolice.com/about-us/careers/.


$4,086.33 - $5,230.33 Monthly

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking a motivated individual to join the Department as a Rangemaster. The Rangemaster is a non-sworn classification responsible for assuring proper operation of the department’s firing range, maintaining weapons, administering firearms instruction and training, and performing related work as required.

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS RECRUITMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY. Applications will only be accepted from Friday, January 30, 2015 to Friday, February 13, 2015. An online application may be found at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/fresnoca/default.cfm

Police Officer Lateral/Academy Graduate/Recruit
City of Irvine

city-of-irvineThe City of Irvine has remained America’s Safest City for 10 consecutive years. We take great pride in being a progressive, forward-thinking organization where police officers have the opportunity to grow and advance their skills in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. The Department’s geographic policing model ensures a high level of community collaboration, strategic partnerships, and progressive problem solving.

If you have what it takes for a career in law enforcement with a world class agency, apply with the City of Irvine!

Requires high school diploma or equivalent, completion of 60 college level units or an AA degree and or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires U.S. citizenship or the ability to obtain citizenship within three years of appointment. Requires possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license. Police Officer Laterals must be POST certified or have previous experience as a California Peace Officer to be considered.

Visit www.cityofirvine.org/jobs by 1/26/15 for more information and to apply. EEO/ADA

City of Modesto

Police Officer (Lateral)
$63,563.40 - $77,261.76 Annually
($82,885.68 with Advanced POST and Uniform Allowance)
Police Officer Trainee
$57,585.36 - $69,995.28 Annually
Police Officer Recruit
$45,685.44 - $55,540.80 Annually

city-of-modestoHiring Incentives Now Available!

The Modesto Police Department is hiring! We are looking for candidates who are ready to take the challenge and work for one of Northern California’s premier law enforcement agencies. Apply on line at www.modestogov.com. City application required. The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

City of Napa, California

$79,584-$96,816 annually

Click here to learn about Police Officer (Lateral) benefits. To apply, visit www.cityofnapajobs.org. The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Police Officers

  • Lateral ($6,844.00 – $8,318.00 Monthly)
  • Academy Graduates/Students ($6,844.00 – $8,318.00 monthly for graduates, $21/hour as a student in the academy)
  • Entry Level ($21.00/hour while completing the Basic Academy plus medical, dental and vision benefits)


  • Lateral ($4,704.00 – $6,003 Monthly)
  • Entry Level ($4,704.00 – $6,003 Monthly)



Cafeteria plan provided for the purchase of health, dental, vision, life insurance and EAP (cash payment option in lieu of benefits is available); Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS): 2.7% @ 57 formula for new PERS members; 3% @ 50 formula for Legacy/Classic PERS members; Deferred Compensation Plan available; Holidays – 16 days/year (including 3 floating holidays); Vacation – 11 to 25 days/year depending on length of service; Sick Leave – 12 days/year; Medical After Retirement Account (MARA); Educational Incentive Plan; Uniform Allowance – $980/year; Bilingual Pay – $100/month; Senior Officer Pay – 2 ½- 7% depending on months of service as a sworn Peace Officer in the State of California; Shift Differential – 2 ½% for swing shift and 5% for graveyard