East Palo Alto

Police Officer Academy Graduate (19135472)

Law Enforcement
San Francisco/Peninsula
Continuous or until 500 applicants
$40.50-$53.50 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


2415 University Avenue East Palo Alto, 94303


The East Palo Alto Police Department is recognized as one of the most progressive police agencies in the United States and is compromised of talented and professional sworn Police Officers serving in a variety of assignments including: Patrol Officers, Detectives, Field Training Officers. The Police Department also participates in the San Mateo County multi-agency Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.  Apply now at www.cityofepa.org to join our professional and dedicated team of police officers!


Ideal Candidate


This classification is eligible to participate in the East Palo Alto Police Officer Association (P.O.A.) bargaining unit.  Under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant, Police Officers perform law enforcement and crime prevention work by utilizing community policing and  problem-oriented strategies including controlling traffic flow; enforcing state and local regulations; performing investigative work; participating in, and providing support and assistance to special departmental crime prevention and enforcement programs.

Police Academy Graduate - Completion of a P.O.S.T. certified academy within the last 36 months (proof must be included with your application; if currently enrolled in the academy, please specify on application and include graduation date).



 Police Officer Academy Graduate/Basic POA

Hourly Rate:  $40.50 - $53.50


·         CALPERS Retirement 3% @ 55 or PEPRA New Members Police 2.7% @ 57

·         Tuition Reimbursement

·         $1,200/ year Uniform Allowance

·         80 – 200 Hours Vacation/year (based on City of East Palo Alto years of service)

·         $125 / month Bi-lingual Pay (Spanish)

·         457 Deferred Compensation Plan

·         Flexible Spending Plan

·         13 Paid Holidays/year

·         12 hour Patrol Shifts with Alternating  (3/4 Day Work Weeks)

·         100% Employee Medical/Dental Coverage

·         80% City Paid Medical Benefits for Eligible Dependents

·         Group Term Life $50,000

Special Instructions


¨ Must be at least 20 1/2 years old by the Exam Date AND 21 years old by Date of


¨ All applicants must possess a High School Diploma from an accredited United States High School or GED from the United States

¨ All applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for Citizenship  (Per California Government Code Section 1031)

¨ All applicants must possess a valid driver's license

¨ Applicants may not have any felony or domestic violence convictions

¨ Must have at least 20/40 vision uncorrected


HOW TO APPLY:  The recruitment will close once enough qualified applicants have been received to begin the examination process.   Apply as soon as possible.


Obtain an application by visiting: https://www.cityofepa.org/hr/page/employment-opportunities


contact the City of East Palo Alto: (650) 853-3116 or imartinez@cityofepa.org for more information.

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