Careers

Join SRPD

Join the team that makes a difference in the our community. The Santa Rosa Police Department is hiring individuals who want to work hard, train hard and learn something new every day. No prior law enforcement experience required, but a growth mindset is. Review the links on this page to learn more about what it takes to becomes a Santa Rosa Police Officer.

Hiring Incentives

The Santa Rosa Police Department is offering a $25,000 incentive for lateral police officers and a $15,000 for lateral police dispatchers.

Police Officer – Lateral:

Female police officer in front of do not cross lineThe Santa Rosa Police Department is looking for dedicated peace officers who are currently employed in California to join our team. With competitive salaries/benefits, more than 15+ specialty/collateral assignments, and a $25,000 hiring incentive, now is the time to join SRPD. Your experience matters! Coming to SRPD isn’t starting over, but continuing with the experience you have, which will lead you to a rewarding career full of opportunities and continued advancement. Apply Now!

Hiring Incentives

  • $25,000 Incentive: $5,000 awarded at completion of the Field Training program, $10,000 at the completion of probation (18 months), and $10,000 at the completion of 3 years with SRPD
  • Vacation accrual rate that matches the total years of service as a police officer
  • A bank of 40 hours of sick leave at the time of hire
  • A bank of 80 hours of vacation leave upon successful completion of the Field Training Program.

Requirements to Receive Hiring Incentive for Lateral Officer: Currently employed as a peace officer in a California-authorized jurisdiction with at least one year of full-time experience or have been so employed within the past two years AND possess or eligible to possess a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate. Reserve Officer time is not considered qualifying as a lateral.

Police Dispatcher – Lateral:

Female police dispatcher in computer taking a callAnswer the call! The Santa Rosa Police Department is looking for dedicated public safety law enforcement dispatchers who are currently employed in California to join our team. With competitive salaries/benefits, limited assigned overtime, and a $15,000 hiring incentive, now is the time to join SRPD. Your experience matters! Coming to SRPD isn’t starting over, but continuing with the experience you have and being the key resource for our community. Apply Now!

Hiring Incentives

  • $15,000 Incentive: $5,000 awarded at completion of the Field Training program, $5,000 at the completion of probation (18 months), and $5,000 at the completion of 3 years with SRPD
  • Vacation accrual rate that matches the total years of service as a police dispatcher
  • A bank of 40 hours of sick leave at the time of hire
  • A bank of 80 hours of vacation leave upon successful completion of the Field Training Program

Requirements to Receive Hiring Incentive for Lateral Dispatcher: One year of full-time work as a 9-1-1 public safety law enforcement dispatcher with a law enforcement agency independently performing the full range of call-taking and radio dispatching duties within the last five years (excludes time in a Trainee status), and possess a California P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate, or possess documentation of the California P.O.S.T. Dispatcher written exam T-Score of 54 or higher.

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Our 30x30 Pledge

In June of 2021, Chief Rainer Navarro signed the 30x30 Pledge to advance the representation and experiences of women in policing agencies across the United States. He has agreed to report on the Santa Rosa Police Department’s efforts to identify and address the obstacles that women officers face in recruitment and throughout their careers. Chief Navarro’s goal is to continue building and developing a diverse police department that best represents our community. Learn More about 30x30

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If you are interested in being notified for future Police Department job opportunities, we encourage you to click on the link of the position you're interested in, and subscribe to the City's interest list. The Police Department will notify you when the position(s) opens.