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!
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: $39.32 - $51.94
· 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
· 12 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 Dependants
· Group Term Life $50,000
¨ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit a completed City application and required documents as noted above to:
City of East Palo Alto
Attention: City Hall - Human Resources Department
2415 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303