COSTA MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT
99 FAIR DRIVE
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA 92646
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Updated: December 18, 2020
Job Classification: Police Recruit / Police Officer (Academy Graduate)
The Costa Mesa Police Department is currently hiring for the position of Police Recruit & entry-level Police Officer (Academy Graduate).
Candidates must submit an on-line employment application located here and complete the FrontLine National exam through the National Testing Network. Written exam scores sent to the City of Costa Mesa without submitting a qualifying application will not be considered.
Benefit Information: Police Recruit: Part-time benefits package while attending the academy. Police Officer (Academy Graduate): For a summary of employee benefits, visit: https://www.costamesaca.gov/city-hall/city-departments/human-resources/benefits-summary
Candidate Contact: Costa Mesa Police Recruitment HotlineLeave a message with your question and a staff member will return your call within one business day. (714) 754-4955
Department Overview: The Costa Mesa Police Department’s is dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of life through effective partnerships and community oriented policing. We accomplish this through professionalism, openness, leadership, integrity, commitment, and empathy.
Area Information: City of Costa Mesa located in Orange County, CA. It encompasses 16.8 square miles and is located approximately one mile from the coastline.
Population: Approximately 115,000
Age: 21 years of age or older at the time of appointment/graduation of the academy.
US Citizen: Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
High School Grad/GED: Must be a high school graduate, pass the General Education Development test or other high school equivalency test approved by CDE, or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited or approved institution.
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: California Class C driver's license. Out-of-State applicants must possess a driver’s license in their state of residence at the time of application, and must be willing and able to obtain a CA driver’s license by the time of appointment.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Vision: 20/20 each eye corrected or uncorrected. Normal color vision.
College: College course work with an emphasis in police science, social sciences, or a related field is desirable.
Hiring Process: Refer to the City’s job announcement (click here) for details on position requirements, an explanation of the hiring process, and to submit the required on-line application.
Automatic Disqualifiers: Applications will be disqualified for any of the following factors. Candidates will be required to undergo an extensive background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, a polygraph examination.