Police Officer (Academy Graduate) Job at East Palo Alto, San Mateo County, California

Police Officer (Academy Graduate)

City of East Palo Alto , California

Job Information 



Entry Level


$38.18 - $46.40 Hourly

Application Deadline 

Continuous or 500 Applicants

No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The East Palo Alto Police Department is recognized as one of the most progressive police agencies in the United States and is compromised of talented and professional sworn Police Officers serving in a variety of assignments including: Patrol Officers, Detectives, Field Training Officers. The Police Department also participates in the San Mateo County multi-agency Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.  Apply now at www.cityofepa.org to join our professional and dedicated team of police officers!

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Job PDF: 

PDF icon Police Academy Graduate Flyer 10-01-2018.pdf

Ideal Candidate 

This classification is eligible to participate in the East Palo Alto Police Officer Association (P.O.A.) bargaining unit.  Under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant, Police Officers perform law enforcement and crime prevention work by utilizing community policing and  problem-oriented strategies including controlling traffic flow; enforcing state and local regulations; performing investigative work; participating in, and providing support and assistance to special departmental crime prevention and enforcement programs.

Police Academy Graduate - Completion of a P.O.S.T. certified academy within the last 36 months (proof must be included with your application; if currently enrolled in the academy, please specify on application and include graduation date).



·         CALPERS Retirement 3% @ 55 or PEPRA New Members Police 2.7% @ 57

·         Tuition Reimbursement

·         $1200/ yr Uniform Allowance

·         80 – 200 Hrs Vacation/ yr (based on yrs of service)

·         $100 / mo. Bi-lingual Pay (Spanish)

·         457 Deferred Compensation Plan

·         Flexible Spending Plan

·         12 Paid Holidays/ yr

·         12 hr Patrol Shifts w/ Alternating  (3/4 Day Work Weeks)

·         100% Employee Medical/ Dental Coverage

·         80% City Paid Medical Benefits for Eligible Dependants

·         Group Term Life $50,000

·         Longevity Pay

Special Instructions 


¨ Must be at least 20 1/2 years old by the Exam Date AND 21 years old by Date of


¨ All applicants must possess a High School Diploma from an accredited United States High School or GED from the United States

¨ All applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for Citizenship  (Per California Government Code Section 1031)

¨ All applicants must possess a valid driver's license

¨ Applicants may not have any felony or domestic violence convictions

¨ Must have at least 20/40 vision uncorrected


The recruitment will close once enough qualified applicants have been received to begin the examination process.   Apply as soon as possible.

Obtain an application by visiting: www.ci.east-palo-alto.ca.us   or

contact the City of East Palo Alto:

(650) 853-3116 or imartinez@cityofepa.org

Submit a completed City application and required documents as noted above to:

City of East Palo Alto

Attention: City Hall - Human Resources Department

2415 University Avenue, 2nd Floor

East Palo Alto, CA 94303 


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2415 University Avenue

East Palo Alto, CA 94303