SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT
1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE - 4TH FLOOR
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94103
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Updated: May 11, 2022
Classification: Entry Level (Q-2) Police Officer
The City of San Francisco is accepting applications for Police Officer.
Step 1: You must first submit a City and County of San Francisco application. https://careers.sf.gov/interest/public-safety/
Step 2: Next, schedule yourself to take the “FrontLine National” law enforcement examination administered by the National Testing Network (NTN). Do so by visiting the NTN website below: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=1&state=All+States
If you have problems scheduling the examination, the email for NTN Customer Support is: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of this process, you will need to establish an account with NTN. A fee is required to take the FrontLine National examination. Candidates with demonstrated financial hardship may submit a request to have the fee waived prior to test registration. See “Candidate FAQ #26” on the NTN website (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/faqs.cfm) to learn more on how to apply for a fee waiver.
There are three components to the FrontLine National examination: a video-based human relations test, a reading ability test, and a written language ability test. Testing takes approximately 2 1/2 hours. Upon receipt of test scores from NTN, the City and County of San Francisco will notify candidates of their pass/fail status on this test component. Please note that the NTN website provides a description of the test components and directions for scheduling a test for the San Francisco Police Department. The website offers a practice test for purchase with sample items.
Step 3: Take the Public Safety Job Suitability Assessment on the NTN website. This is a two-component online test and you must complete both parts.
Salary Information: https://www.sanfranciscopolice.org/your-sfpd/careers/sworn-job-openings/salary-and-benefits
Job Description: The City and County of San Francisco invite you to join a highly respected police department and serve the citizens of one of the most beautiful cities in the country. San Francisco Police Officers perform a wide variety of duties to promote public safety and security, prevent crime and enforce the law. Police officers perform a number of essential functions. For example, they patrol districts to prevent and detect crime; respond to calls for assistance; conduct criminal investigations; interact with the community to build cooperation and support; pursue and arrest suspects; enforce traffic and parking laws; write reports and maintain records; work with superiors, peers, and others as a team; prepare for and participate in planned events; prepare for court and give testimony; and fulfill other administrative duties when required. A Police Officer works 40 hours per week on different shifts and overtime may be required. This is much more than a job; it is an opportunity to build a career of which you can be proud.
Age: Applicants must be at least 20 years old when they take the examination and at least 21 years of age by the time of appointment. (Civil Service Rule 210.10)
Citizenship Required: Applicants must be United States citizens.
High School Grad/GED: Applicants must be a U.S. High School Graduate or have passed a G.E.D. or the California High School Proficiency Examination or have an AA or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
Valid CALIFORNIA Driver's License: Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver license (FROM ANY STATE) to operate an automobile at the time of application and throughout the selection process. Possession of a valid California Driver License is required prior to the date of hire.
Judicial Record: Applicants must NOT have been:
Q002 San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Oral Interview and Physical Ability Test:
The following are the passing scores for the NTN written exam for SFPD
Video: 65 or higher
Writing: 75 or higher
Reading: 75 or higher
You must pass each section independently. The scores are not averaged.
If you fail the NTN written exam, you can re-take 90 days from your last attempt.
If you pass the NTN written exam, the Department of Human Resources will invite you for the SFPD Physical Ability Test (PAT) and Oral Interview based on the date you pass the NTN written exam.
The Department of Human Resources downloads NTN scores on a monthly basis.