SDPD is still hiring amid the COVID-19 crisis. All testing processes are continuing as scheduled.


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Police Recruit Test Schedule

The first step in the hiring process is taking the written exam. To take the written exam, you must sign up for the test at the following link: Job Opportunities.

Once you sign up for the written test you will receive a return email within a couple of weeks with test dates you can attend.

Test Location Addresses

Recital Hall (Balboa Park)
2130 West Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101

Balboa Park Club (Ballroom)
2150 West Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101

Regional Public Safety Training Institute at NTC
4347 North Harbor Drive (Exit McCain Road just west of SD Int'l Airport)
Bldg. 608 - Classroom 1
San Diego, CA 92101

Law Enforcement Regional Training Center - Miramar College
(Meet Behind Tennis Courts)
10440 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92126

Additional Information

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the application and examination process.
  • Bring a driver's license or other official identification with your picture and signature. Know your Social Security Number.
  • Parking is available at your expense. Note: Once the test begins, no one may leave to pay additional parking fees.
  • If you have previously passed the current Written Test #T2719 AND have expired from the Police Recruit Eligible List, call 619-236-6358 regarding a waiver for this test.

If you have additional questions about San Diego Police Department Recruiting, see the Frequently Asked Questions, call 619-531-COPS (2677) or email

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

To access 9-1-1 from a cell phone or outside San Diego, dial 619-531-2065.

For 24-hour non-emergencies, dial 619-531-2000 or 858-484-3154.