Redwood City

Police Officer Entry Level (Academy Graduate) #24A-2 (20452276)

Law Enforcement
San Francisco/Peninsula
$139,443.20-$169,520.00 Monthly

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


1301 Maple Street Redwood City, 94062


The City of Redwood City invites YOU to apply for:

Police Officer Entry Level (Academy Graduate)


The City of Redwood City is currently accepting applications for entry level Police Officer candidates who are either currently attending, have recently been accepted to, or have successfully graduated from an accredited California P.O.S.T. Academy, and have less than one year of sworn law enforcement experience.    The Redwood City Police Department offers many opportunities for learning and long-term career growth in a city comprised of diverse residential and business communities. The objective for every Redwood City Police Officer is to protect life and property, proactively reduce crime and the fear of crime through the use of data-driven policing models, with an overarching operational philosophy of community policing and problem oriented strategies; as part of their mission to maintain a safe and connected community. The Redwood City Police Department is looking for professionals who strive to provide “excellent service with integrity and respect.”  Candidates with a demonstrated work history of high motivation and who have consistently strived for self-improvement are encouraged to apply. 


The Redwood City Police Department strives to be a model law enforcement agency for others to emulate. We seek to develop and utilize the members of our organization to their fullest potential and encourage their professional growth. As a progressive police department, we seek to employ officers with a broad spectrum of experience, education, and experiences that will help us deliver superior police emphasizing community-based policing, community interaction, and collaborative problem solving to the valued members of our community.  We recognize that excellent customer service, community partnerships and responsiveness to our communities’ needs are the foundation of superior police service.

The City of Redwood City invites you to apply for the position of Police Officer Entry Level.

  • Please click on the job announcement file below to review the recruitment flyer.
  • A complete application is required, including answers to the supplemental questionnaire and required documents to be included.
  • Applications will be reviewed continuously as they are received. 


  • Completion of 30 semester units from an accredited college or university (60 units or more is preferred). REQUIRED: Attach a copy of college transcripts to application.

License or Certificate: 

  • Valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record.

Other Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in or have successfully graduated from an accredited California P.O.S.T. approved basic academy (or California P.O.S.T. approved equivalent).
  • Physically capable of passing the California P.O.S.T. medical examination job requirements.
  • Meet all regulatory requirements for becoming a Peace Officer with a California P.O.S.T. agency.

Please click on the PDF link below to review the complete job announcement.


Please click on the pdf job announcement for list of benefits. 

Special Instructions

Applications submitted without the below requirements will not be considered.

  1. CalOpps application and supplemental questionnaire via
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript(s) demonstrating completion of 30 semester units from an accredited college or university. Must attach transcript copy to application.
  4. P.O.S.T. certificate or Proof of POST Academy enrollment.   Must attach a certificate copy  or copy of academy enrollment to application.

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