Pleasant Hill

Police Officer (Entry-Level Trainee & Academy Graduate)

Law Enforcement
East Bay
$6,546.00-$10,683.00 Monthly


330 Civic Drive Pleasant Hill, 94523



Trainee - $6,546 per month

Academy Graduate - $7,878 to $10,683 per month (up to $12,285 with incentives)

The City of Pleasant Hill is currently seeking applicants for Police Officer: Entry-Level Trainee and Academy Graduate. We offer excellent pay, benefits, opportunities for promotion, as well as the opportunity to serve a great community that values the services we provide. View the Job Brochure for detailed information.


Police Officers can serve in patrol, traffic, investigations, and K-9 assignments. Other collateral opportunities include instructor positions (Firearms and Force Options Team), Regional SWAT, Mobile Field Force, 10851 Task Force, CSI, Regional Major Accident Investigation Team, Driving Team with firearms and force options team, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), FBI Safe Streets Task Force, SET Team, Drone Team, Social Media Team, Community Resource Officer, School Resource Officer, and Field Training Officers. Specialty assignments may add an additional 5% pay. 

Officers work 12-hour shifts as part of a team concept. Shift schedules include 4-10 and 3-12, which may be changed periodically as job assignments may be rotated among patrol, traffic, and criminal investigation.  Night shifts include 5% additional pay. 



Entry Level Candidates - High school diploma and 60 units of college-level course work.

Academy Graduates (no sworn experience) - High school diploma and a minimum of 45 units of college-level course work, in addition to graduation from a P.O.S.T. basic academy.

Entry level and Academy Graduate candidates with an honorable discharge may be credited with up to 15 semester units for a minimum of 3 years of active duty in the U.S. Armed Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard).



To apply, please complete an application and supplemental questionnaire online at Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application.

All applicants must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment, meet the physical requirements set in the California P.O.S.T. screening manual, and must have passed (within the last 12 months) or be able to pass the P.O.S.T. Basic Entry Level written exam with a minimum T-Score of 48.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Apply early as recruitment may close at any time. Initial screening of applicants will be based on quality of experience, education and training. Those selected will be subject to an interview, a thorough background check, a physical examination, drug screen, psychological evaluation, and polygraph. Failure to achieve a qualifying score on any portion of the selection process will eliminate a candidate from further consideration.

For more information contact Sgt. Kevin Tillman at (925) 288-4644,


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Salary: Academy Graduate: $7,878 to $10,683 per month; Police Officer Trainee: $6,546 per month.

Health/Medical Benefit: Choice of coverage with Kaiser or Blue Shield. Employees pay 20% of the medical premium on a pre-tax basis or may have $400/month redirected to deferred compensation in-lieu of coverage.

Dental & Vision Coverage: City paid coverage for employee and eligible dependents.

Retirement: CalPERS enrollment 3% @ 55 (Classic); 2.7% at 57 (PEPRA New Member).

MissionSquare Deferred Compensation & Roth IRA Plans: Voluntary plans available to all employees.

MissionSquare Retiree Health Savings Plan: City contributes $100.45 per month.

Holidays: City recognizes 14 paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance/Long Term Disability: Life and Long Term Disability are fully paid by the City.

Section 125 Plan: Dependent care and out-of-pocket medical costs may be paid on a pre-tax basis.

Uniform Allowance: $1,438 per year, adjusted annually per CPI.

Sick Leave: Earned at the rate of one day per month.

Vacation: Earned at the rate of 12 days per year, increasing with service years.

Educational Degree Incentive: Bachelor's Degree 5%, MA/MS Degree 7.5%.

POST Certification Incentive: Intermediate POST Certificate 1.25%, Advanced POST Certificate 2.5%.

Educational Expense Reimbursement: Up to $500 reimbursement per semester or quarter for books, technology upgrades and tuition, and $2,000 per calendar year overall.

Special Duty Assignment Pay: Crisis Intervention Team (2.5%), Professional Standards Sergeant (2.5%), Community Resource Officer and School Resource Officer (5%); Evidence/Forensics (2.5%), Detective (5%); Canine Officer and Motorcycle Officer (special extra hourly rate).

Special Compensation: 5% Shift Differential Pay; Acting Pay rate included in Overtime Rate; Master Officer/ Corporal/Sergeant Program: 5% Pay Differential after achieving the Master Officer Program criteria.

Bilingual Pay: Paid in the amount of $75/month to qualified Association members.

On Duty Exercise Program: 1 hour per shift.

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