The Santa Clara Police Department is Currently Hiring
If you are interested in working for the Santa Clara Police Department and would like to be contacted by our Recruiting Unit, please complete the interest form.
General Police Testing Dates for Recruit and/or Lateral Officers
The Santa Clara Police Department is hiring for the position of Recruit Police Officer and Police Officer (Lateral Officers).
Application Deadline: June 19, 2013 4:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: July 18, 2013 6:00pm
Orals Exams: Week of July 28, 2013
Application Deadline: August 14, 2013 4:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: August 29, 2013 6:00pm
Orals Exams: Week of September 9, 2013
Application Deadline: October 9, 2013 4:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: October 24, 2013 6:00pm
Orals Exams: Week of November 11, 2013
PLEASE NOTE: Ridealongs for applicants have been temporarily suspended due to the overhelming number of requests.
To begin the application / testing process for the position of Police Officer (or Recruit Police Officer) the following must be met:
- You must meet the requirements as outlined within the job announcement for Recruit Police Officer or Police Officer (depending upon which is applicable to your application).
- You must pass the POST Public Safety Officer written examination with a “t-score” of 50 or above and attach verification of such with your City employment application. Your test must have been taken within the previous 6 months from the time of application (see instructions below for testing information).
- You must complete and submit a City employment application as outlined within the listed guidelines. Your application and POST t-score verification must be sent to Human Resources, at 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050 (or via fax 408-247-JOBS).
Upon completion of these steps, you will be contacted with further details regarding your progression within the process.
Written Examination Instructions:
The South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium currently administers the POST Public Safety Officer Written Examination (as well as qualifying WSTB physical ability test) on a continual basis. The exam is administered at The Academy, at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose. For further information regarding the testing location and availability, please visit: theacademy.ca.gov
Orientation Class for Police Officer Applicants
You must RSVP to attend this class. Please email SCPDRecruiting@santaclaraca.gov . This class will be held at the Police Department. For more information, see Orientation.
For more information, see Police Reserves.
Starting hourly salary: $12.28/hour. Numerous positions are available for relief/substitute crossing guards. For more information, contact Community Service Officer Karen Ashley (408) 615-4875.
We thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Santa Clara and encourage you to search and apply for currently available job opportunities here:
Open/Competitive and As-Needed Job Opportunities
Closed/Promotional Job Opportunities
In lieu of applying online through the links above, candidates may choose to apply manually. Completed applications may be sent to:
City of Santa Clara
Human Resources Department
1500 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050