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Recruit Police Officer

$7,671 - $9,780 monthly
$92,052 - $117,360 annually, plus excellent benefits

This position is an entry level, non-sworn position in the Police Department. Incumbents in the position are assigned to the Basic Peace Officer Academy and must satisfactorily pass all of the requirements that lead to the possession of the Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate before becoming candidates for the sworn position of Police Officer.

Police Officer

$10,942 - $13,964 monthly
$131,304 - $167,568 annually, plus excellent benefits 

Responsibilities of a police officer are varied and relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of people and property and the investigation of crimes. Officers are expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty. Rules and guidelines dictate how an officer should respond to calls for service and behave within the community.

Start Your Career Today

The Santa Clara Police Department is actively recruiting! Whether you are new to law enforcement or a seasoned professional, we encourage you to apply now.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and multiple Testing Phases are offered each year. The schedule for the 2020 Testing Phases are being planned. Stay tuned for additional details.


More Information

To speak with a member of SCPD's Recruiting Team, call (800)994-SCPD or email

You can also find more detailed information about job openings, qualifications and benefits at Job Opportunities.


Applications may be obtained online or in person at:

Human Resources Department
(West Wing, Lower Level)
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 615-2080

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