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Employment / Involvement Opportunities

How can I obtain information on becoming a police officer?

There is detailed information about the minimum requirements, testing and selection process for becoming a San Diego police officer on the Join the SDPD web page.

How can I obtain information on becoming a police dispatcher?

There is detailed information about becoming a San Diego Police Department dispatcher on the Join the SDPD web page.

How can I obtain information on becoming a police cadet?

There is detailed information about becoming a San Diego Police Department cadet on the Join the SDPD web page.

What opportunities are available for civilians who want to work for the Police Department?

There are many diverse opportunities for civilians in the San Diego Police Department. To find out more about these opportunities, visit the City of San Diego Employment Opportunities web site.

Can I get an internship with the San Diego Police Department?

There is detailed information about becoming a San Diego Police Department intern on the Join the SDPD web page.

How can I volunteer for the San Diego Police Department?

There is detailed information about becoming a San Diego Police Department Volunteer on the Join the SDPD web page.