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Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs & DA Investigators

Police Officer
(Lateral, Pre-Service or Recruit)

$5,713 - $6,9702/month
(Recruit $4,386 per month)

The City of Claremont Police Department is looking for highly energetic and motivated self-starters, whose work ethic and moral standards are of the highest caliber, to preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent and detect crimes, and enforce laws and ordinances, while maintaining a positive public service approach toward the community.

Additional information about job duties and qualifications are available on the City website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us. A completed application is required and must be received by August 5, 2014 or upon the receipt of the first 100 qualified applications whichever comes first.EOE/DRUG FREE EMPLOYER

Public Safety Officer

Under the direction of the Public Safety Sergeant, performs a wide variety of duties to provide security and protection over persons and buildings and/or properties within the college community while ensuring a year-round, safe campus environment.  This position requires a basic POST certificate and  1-3 years of experience in law enforcement or a related field.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

The San Mateo County
Sheriff’s Office is hiring!

Deputy Sheriff Lateral -$38.21-$47.76 Hourly, $79,476.80-$99,340.80 Annually
Entry Level Correctional Officer- $31.47-$39.34 Hourly, $65.457.50-$81,827.20 Annually


Are you looking for a career with opportunity for career advancement and growth?

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office opens the position of Correction Officer on July 25, 2014 and it closes on August 21, 2014. Documentation of completion of WSTB ad Pellet B with a minimum score of 46 of Pellet B is required.

The position of Deputy Sheriff Lateral is continuous at this time.

For more information please go to www.smcsheriff.com

The Port of Los Angeles
Deputy Chief of Police
Field Operations & Emergency Management Group

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The Port of Los Angeles is seeking a Deputy Chief of Police to oversee the Field Operations and Emergency Management Group. Field Operations is the 24/7 command and control function overseeing technical planning, coordination of operations and patrol methods, crime reduction programs, HazMat, and Mutual Aid/training coordination for the Harbor Department’s Operations Center (DOC) and the Port Police Operations Center. Emergency Management is responsible for the direction and coordination of emergency preparedness activities for the Port that includes emergency planning, training, exercises and other programs dealing with natural disasters, technological emergencies or other emergency incidents that may occur within the Port’s jurisdiction. The Deputy Chief of Police may also serve as the acting Chief of Port Police, as may be required.

Candidates will be successful law enforcement managers who have attained the rank of Captain or higher within a respected law enforcement agency and will have integrated emergency management responsibilities and functions into their career path. Annual salary range is: $135,072 – $167,812, DOQ, and includes a highly competitive Executive Benefits package. Please view a comprehensive brochure for additional information. To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please provide a cover letter, resume, salary history and at least four professional references electronically no later than August 18, 2014 to:

Clark Wurzberger, The Mercer Group, Inc.
Email: cwurzberger@mercergroupinc.com
P.O. Box 546, Weimar, CA 95736; Tel. (530) 637-4559; Fax (530) 637-1048

EOE Women and Minority Candidates are encouraged to apply.


Job No. 101108
$17.86 - $26.80 per hour

CSU Sacramento seeks Police Dispatcher(s) (On-Call, Hourly-Intermittent, Pool) 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. CSU Sacramento Application required. Application and job description at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Apply online by Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Sheriff’s Dispatcher
Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Communications

Lateral: $17.44 to $21.29/hour
Recruit: $15.78 to $19.27/hour

tuolomne-logoCloses: 8/6/2014

For a detailed job description and to apply online please visit www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov. Applications may also be obtained at Human Resources, 2 South Green Street, Sonora, CA 95370.

City of Bell, California
Police Chief

The City of Bell is a suburb of Los Angeles with 35,400 residents. The Mayor, City Council and City Manager are looking for a Chief that will focus their efforts internally in leading a staff of over 45 (30 sworn) in the areas of administration, patrol operations, detective operations, communications, records bureau, and traffic with a budget of $4.9 million.  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree/Command College/FBI Academy preferred. Salary up to $165,000 DOQ.

Please send your cover letter/ resume electronically to:
Peckham & McKenney

Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information.

Filing deadline is August 18, 2014.

City of Modesto

Police Officer $5,142.70 - $6,250.98
Police Officer Recruit $3,725.68 - $4,528.59

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 Crescent City

The City of Crescent City invites your interest for the position of Chief of Police. The job announcement, available on the City’s website (www.cresentcity.org) provides full details about the position and application process. Apply Now! Open until filled.

The Bay area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department is accepting applications for: LATERAL and Entry Police Officer

Starting Annual Salary $57,159 - $80,687*



(85% of Step 1 $57,159 for academy graduates and up to step 5 $80,687 for lateral police officers)

*salary does not include numerous incentives received by most officers

The BART Police Department is comprised of 300 personnel (including 215 sworn officers) and provides a full range of law enforcement services. Most officers are assigned to Patrol and are also eligible for special assignments which include, but are not limited to: Community Policing; Detectives; Field Training Officer; K9 Handler; Bicycle Patrol; Tactical Team; Traffic; Personnel/Training; SWAT; CAP team; HNT, and JTTF.

Benefits/Incentives include (but are not limited to):

  • 3%@50 PERS retirement plan
  • 7% pay differential for swing shift, 9.5% pay differential for midnight shift;
  • No Social Security deductions;
  • 13 paid holidays, plus annual floating holiday buy-back plan;
  • Three weeks paid vacation after first year, plus annual vacation buy-back plan;
  • Deferred Compensation Plan;
  • Choice of HMO or PPO through CalPers along with paid dental and vision;
  • Uniforms & safety equipment provided, plus $1,050 annual maintenance allowance;
  • Educational Assistance Program;
  • Free BART transportation for employees and dependents, and
  • BART-subsidized health club membership

Minimum Qualifications: minimum 21 years of age and U.S. citizenship upon appointment; H.S. diploma or GED; no felony convictions; completion of 30 semester OR 45 quarter units, OR two years of U.S. military service with an honorable discharge, OR a CA POST academy within the last 12 months prior to the date of the written test of application, OR three years, verified work experience in any customer service related field; OR current employment with a CA POST agency as a non- probationary police officer or deputy sheriff.

Apply online at www.BART.gov/jobs

Deputy Sheriff I/II (and Reserves-Level I)
County of Nevada, CA

Level I: $4,244-$5,182/month;
Level II: $4,689-$5,724/month

Open until filled. For complete information and to apply, visit www.mynevadacounty.com or call the jobline at 530-265-1225 (option 1)

Academy Graduate and/or Lateral

Salary $5,501.83 - $6,686.85 + Benefits

High school graduate or GED equivalent
Spanish speaking highly desirable
Minimum age 21 by the time of appointment
Meet and maintain adequate physical fitness, endurance and agility requirements
Meet vision standards as required by POST
Must possess a valid California class 3 or C driver’s license
Proof of academy graduation and/or POST certificate

Applications available Monday-Friday
Between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Deadline Thursday, July 31, 2014
Human Resources Office,
6330 Pine Avenue, Bell, CA 90201
(323) 588-6211

Police Officer

The City of San Gabriel is seeking Police Officers. The job announcement, available on the City’s website (www.sangabrielcity.org) details more about the position and our ideal candidate. The City will accept applications on an ongoing basis. However, for immediate consideration of appointment to current vacancies, submit all required materials by the first review deadline on Friday, July 11, 2014.

Police Dispatcher

The City of San Gabriel is seeking Police Dispatchers. The job announcement, available on the City’s website (www.sangabrielcity.org) details more about the position and our ideal candidate. The City will accept applications on an ongoing basis. However, for immediate consideration of appointment to current vacancies, submit all required materials by the first review deadline on Friday, July 18, 2014.

Police Lieutenant/Police Officer – Lateral

livermorePolice Lieutenant
$8,300 – $10,375/month
(Apply by 7/18/14)

Police Officer – Lateral
$6,296 – $7,649/month
(Continuous Filing)

“Service with Honor, Protection with Purpose”

The City of Livermore is seeking qualified individuals to join the Livermore Police Department. For more information and to apply online, go to: www.cityoflivermore.net. The City of Livermore is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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

$88,183.68 - $107,292.64 Annually

Closing Date/Time: 08/01/2014 11:59 PM Pacific Time

The 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 Martinez

$30.09-$36.46/hr + exc bnfts

Patrols beat in enforcement of law & order; special assignments; other duties. Req’d: 18 yrs age, HD grad/eq, CDL w/good record, able to pass physical & drug screen, psychological test, and background investigation. Must have 20/100 vision, or better, correctable to 20/30. See flyer for full details. EOE. Deadline 8/08/14 5pm. No postmarks. City app required.




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


$10,450 - $12,700/month + P.O.S.T
Incentive & Excellent Benefits

The Piedmont Police Department is currently accepting applications for Police Captain. For more information, please visit our website at www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/hr. Deadline: 5 p.m., 7/30/14