Mill Valley

Police Officer (19888314)

Law Enforcement
Northern Bay Area
Until filled or until 250 applicants
$6,710.00-$8,989.00 Monthly

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


1 Hamilton Drive Mill Valley, 94941



The City of Mill Valley is seeking qualified individuals who are presently peace officers or who have completed or are currently enrolled in the P.O.S.T. police academy.

Police Officers perform general law enforcement, criminal investigations, crime prevention, patrol traffic, DUI enforcement and other public safety duties. Officers are rotated through long and short-term specialty assignments including motorcycle patrol, investigations, juvenile officer, and inter-agency SRT, allowing for variety of career development. Officers are assigned to rotational shifts of 3/12 and 4/12 work weeks, working nights, weekends and holidays. The Police Department is staffed with 21 sworn personnel, 2 Parking Enforcement Officers, a Community Service Officer, 3 civilian employees and a volunteer. Mill Valley Police Department enjoys broad community support.

The Community

Mill Valley, the third largest city in Marin County, is located 6 miles north of San Francisco at the foot of Mount Tamalpais. The population is 14,500 with another 16,000 within its sphere of influence. The city is primarily residential with an active commercial element supporting local needs. The cost of housing is high and is a factor applicants should consider.

The mountain and panoramic views of San Francisco create an awe-inspiring backdrop for thousands of hikers and mountain bikers who visit Mill Valley each year. They enjoy miles of fire roads and hiking trails both within the City limits and on adjacent Water District lands. Tourists visit the historic downtown on weekends and holidays, enjoying the numerous small specialty shops and fine restaurants, which comprise the majority of the downtown business.



  1. Please thoroughly complete your application through CalOpps AND upload a thoughtful Cover Letter and Resume.
  2. If you are currently attending academy, please upload verification of your attendance with your application.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to public service and law enforcement. The ideal candidate should maintain high standards of personal conduct in the following areas:

  • Attention to safety
  • Self-control
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Performance in high-stress environments
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Flexibility and ability to learn

Furthermore, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of excellent decision-making and use of judgement

High School diploma or G.E.D., valid California driver’s license, U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Must have completed a California P.O.S.T. Academy within the past 3 years (does not apply to currently employed California peace officers holding a Basic California P.O.S.T. certificate).


The City of Mill Valley is pleased to offer a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurances, retirement through CalPERS, and generous leave.

This position is represented by the Police Officers Association.

Special Instructions

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City's official application form via CalOpps, but should accompany the application. All applications and resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include on or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.

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