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We're Hiring! 2019 Recruit Police Officer and Lateral Police Officer Hiring Schedule

Post Date:11/02/2018 1:00 PM
The Santa Clara Police Department is actively recruiting! Whether you are new to law enforcement or a seasoned professional, we encourage you to consider joining our family.

Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis and multiple Testing Phases are planned in 2019, including:

Phase 1

  • Application deadline: January 7, 2019
  • Mandatory orientation: January 19, 2019
  • Interview dates: January 21 - 24, 2019

Phase 2

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Mandatory orientation: April 13, 2019
  • Interview dates: April 15 - 18, 2019 

Phase 3 

  • Application deadline: July 1, 2019
  • Mandatory orientation: July 13, 2019
  • Interview dates: July 15 - 18, 2019 

Phase 4

  • Application deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Mandatory orientation: October 12 2019
  • Interview dates: October 14 - 17, 2019

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

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

Recruit Police Officer

$7,376 - $9,404 monthly
$88,512 - $112,848 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

$10,421 - $13,299 monthly
$125,052 - $159,588 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.

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