The Milpitas Police Department is a full service department, with 110 employees (86 sworn). The department provides public safety to 71,000 residents in a 14.5 square mile urban area. A wide variety of services include a SWAT Team, K-9 Unit, Crime Prevention Unit, Detective Bureau, and Traffic Safety Unit. Most officers work a 4-10 plan.
Police Officers serve a diverse community by performing law enforcement and crime prevention duties, which include but are not limited to: controlling traffic flow, conducting investigative work, and performing a variety of technical law enforcement tasks. Police Officers also patrol the City in computer-equipped vehicles, make arrests as necessary, interview victims, complainants and witnesses, collect evidence, and prepare written reports.
Entry Level/Academy: Must be able to provide proof of completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, liberal arts, business, political science, psychology, or a related field.
Must possess and maintain throughout employment a valid California Driver’s License.
Applicants whose qualifications best meet our current needs will be invited to participate in the oral board interview (weighted 100%). Candidates successfully passing the interview will be placed on an eligibility list that will remain valid for one year.
The City provides an excellent array of benefits. This position is represented by the Milpitas Police Officer Association bargaining group. Benefits Information is available online at:
The City of Milpitas is an Equal Opportunity/ADA employer. Reasonable accommodation in the application, examination, and selection process will be made upon request to Human Resources at (408) 586-3090.
The information contained in this announcement does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and these provisions are subject to change.
All of the following must be attached: (scan all attachments into one document and attach with your application)
- POST Entry Level Police Officer test with a minimum T-score of 50, taken within one year of the filing deadline.
- Certificate of passing the physical agility test at a South Bay Regional Safety Training Consortium (SBRSTC) academy within one year of the filing deadline.
- To set up an appointment to take the written and physical agility test call the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (SBRSTC) at: (408) 270-6458.
- College Transcripts (copies accepted)
An application and a complete job description are available on the City of Milpitas website at www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov
(Under Employment, Job Specs) or call Human Resources at (408) 586-3090.
The City reserves the right to close or re-open the recruitment at any time. Incomplete and/or inaccurate application materials may result in disqualification from the examination process.
The City of Milpitas is an Equal Opportunity/ADA employer. Reasonable accommodation in the application, examination, and selection process will be made upon request. The information contained in this announcement does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and these provisions are subject to change.