San Mateo

Police Officer Lateral - with Exclusive Hiring Incentive (17498981)

Law Enforcement
San Francisco/Peninsula
Continuous or until 1000 applicants
$10,756.15-$12,818.19 Monthly

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


200 Franklin Parkway San Mateo, 94403


The City of San Mateo Police Department is looking for highly qualified, experienced police officers to join our team!

As an incentive, those hired meeting the criteria, could be eligible for a $30,000 hiring bonus.  Do you have what it takes to join our team?

This is continuous recruitment

A Lateral Candidate must:

a) Be currently an active police officer.

b) Possess a California Basic POST Course Certificate.  A copy of your certificate with your application is required in order for you to continue with the process.

c) Have at least 3 years equivalent of CA Law Enforcement experience to patrol services with a municipality.

d) Attach a résumé to your application packet.

Those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and have submitted the required documentation, will be added to the eligible list.  If you are unable to attach your certificate to your application, please fax your certificate to 650 522-7261. 

The Position:  Police Officers perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; control traffic flow and enforce state and local regulations; perform investigative work; participate in and provide support and assistance to special department crime prevention and enforcement programs and do related police work as assigned. Duties and hours will vary with assignments.

The Department:  Consists of a diverse and outstanding group of men and women who have dedicated themselves to public service. Our staff is devoted to protecting and serving the citizens of San Mateo professionally, while providing outstanding customer service.  The department is dedicated to providing creative and long-term solutions to ongoing issues that may arise from time to time.


For information on benefits, please refer to the MOU by clicking on this link:

MOUs and Compensation Resolutions | San Mateo, CA - Official Website (

Special Instructions

Lateral Applicants - Submit a copy of your California Basic POST Course Certificate of at least 800 hours issued within 3 years of the date of application and a résumé

Please attach your required certificate and résumé to your application or fax them to:  650 522-7261. 

Failure to attach and/or submit the required certificate and resume, will not allow you to move forward in the process.

ADA Special Requirements

Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 50 Pounds:  exposure to cold, heat, extreme noise, outdoors, confining workspace, electrical hazards, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, mechanical hazards, and explosive materials.

Note: The City of San Mateo reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process. ALL RESPONSES WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION.  Therefore, it is imperative that you provide an email address to which you have access, and it is recommended that you frequently check your email for notices from:

Fine Print

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a driving record review, reference check, and Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment. The policy of the City of San Mateo is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status, or national origin. It is the intent and desire of the City of San Mateo that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants requiring accommodations for any part of the testing or recruitment process must notify or (650) 522-7264 seven (7) days in advance of the deadline for the part of the process requiring accommodations.  Do not upload any documents related to your request for accommodation in CalOpps. The City of San Mateo complies with employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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