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

Applications

Police Recruit (Entry Level)

No law enforcement experience required. Minimum requirements include being at least 20 years of age at the time of application, possession of a high school diploma or GED, being a US citizen or permanent resident eligible for citizenship, and possession of a California driver's license

Apply Here - Police Recruit

PO1 (Open Enrollee or Lateral Entry)

Graduates of a California Law Enforcement academy within the last year as an open enrollment student, or individuals with less than two years of full time paid police experience (not including academy time) with a law enforcement agency within the last one year may apply for PO1.

NOTE: Qualified out-of-state applicants who lack the required California P.O.S.T Certificate may apply. If hired, you will may be required to attend a paid Police Academy to satisfy California state certification requirements. This certification is necessary to work as a police officer for the City of San Diego.

Apply Here - Police Officer I

PO2 (Lateral Entry)

Individuals with more than two years of full-time paid sworn police officer experience may apply for PO2 status. Experience must include service with a law enforcement agency within the last one year. Time served in a training capacity as a recruit/trainee as part of a Police Academy does NOT qualify for the experience requirement.

NOTE: Qualified out-of-state applicants who lack the required California P.O.S.T Certificate may apply. If hired, you will may be required to attend a paid Police Academy to satisfy California state certification requirements. This certification is necessary to work as a police officer for the City of San Diego.

Apply Here - Police Officer II

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