SAN JOSE POLICE DEPARTMENT
201 WEST MISSION STREET
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 95110
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Updated: February 13, 2020
Job Classification: Police Recruit - Entry Level
The City of San Jose is accepting applications for Police Recruit; candidates must first submit an application through the San Jose Department found here: http://www.sjpdyou.com.
Salary Information: A Police Recruit receives $40.47 an hour while attending the 26-week San Jose Police Department Academy. Upon graduation, the annual base pay range for Police Officer is $98,051.00 to $152,122.57 *(effective 7/20/2019) (seven annual steps); police officers receive an annual uniform allowance of $675.00. Bilingual pay is offered at 2.5% of top step officer base salary.
Benefit Information: The City of San Jose also offers domestic partnership benefits, and medical/dental plans. Paid vacation and sick time are accrued annually.
Department Information: A career with the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) provides numerous and exciting opportunities. The Department serves a large and diverse community of over a million people in the third largest city in California. The SJPD has one of the best academies to train officers for success as a solo beat officer; able to serve and protect the public, able to listen and communicate effectively, promote public safety and security, prevent crime, and enforce the law. A police officer works a four-day work-week/ten-hour shifts. With over 50 specialized units and assignments (such as Air Support, Assaults, Patrol, Auto Theft, Bomb Squad, Canine Unit, Homicide/Crime Scene, MERGE (SWAT Team), Traffic Enforcement), your career choices with the SJPD are many. Be a part of a great team and family - the San Jose Police Department.
Age: At least 20 1/2 years old at the time of application.
US Citizen: Yes, or a permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship.
U.S. High School Grad/High School Equivalency Exam: Yes; waived if you obtained a college degree from an accredited college within the U.S.
Driver's License: Any U.S. driver's license.
Vision: Must have at least 20/40 corrected vision.
College: Forty (40) semester college credits or sixty (60) quarter college credits from a U.S. accredited college or university. Police academy credits are accepted as part of the education requirement.
Prior Experience: No experience or training required.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: No felony, domestic violence or misdemeanor assault convictions; cannot currently be on probation or parole.