Police Officer

The City of Santa Rosa is accepting applications for Police Officer to fill current vacancies. If you are seeking challenge, professional growth, and the opportunity to live within a quality community, we encourage your application.

Our Recruiting Office is dedicated to working with you and your schedule in an attempt to find a test time that will accommodate your needs. We are currently conducting this recruitment in an effort to attract Lateral Officers or Academy Attendees/Graduates. Specific requirements are as follows.
Motorcycle Police and Police Cars

Lateral Police Officer

If you are currently employed as a peace officer in a California-authorized jurisdiction with one year of full-time experience, or have been so employed within the past two years; and possess or are eligible to possess a California POST Basic Certificate issued by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), you qualify as a Lateral candidate.

Reserve Officer

Reserve Officer time is not considered qualifying as a lateral. Lateral Police Officers may be appointed up to the top step in the salary range commensurate with experience, education, training and POST certificates.

Academy Attendee & Graduate

Academy attendees/graduates are applicants who are currently attending or have graduated from a California POST-approved Basic Police Academy within the last two years. Candidates for this position are typically appointed as a Police Officer at the first step in the salary range.

Requalification or Basic Course Waiver

A California POST Requalification Course Certification or a Basic Course Waiver issued within the last two years are also qualifying.


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Police Officer / Trainee Documents