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The City of San Pablo Police Department is continuously testing for exceptional men and women interested in becoming part of a challenging, fast paced, rapidly changing work environment.

Current employment opportunities with the City of San Pablo Police Department are listed below or on the CalOpps website.

General Police Department employment questions can be referred to (510) 215-3270.

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San Pablo Police Department 
13880 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94806

Position(s) Currently Available

Police Officer Lateral (Job Information)
Police Cadet (Non-benefited/Part Time)
Police Officer (Trainee/Entry Level)
Building Inspector (Full-time 37.5 hrs. per week)
Background Investigator (Part-time)
Recruitment Brochure 2015

Applications must be received via CalOpps by 5 PM on the date listed on the job announcement. Applications not received by the posted date and time will not be considered. Should you be chosen, you can expect a competitive salary and very attractive benefits, including:
  • As much as $107,472 in annual salary for police officers and up to an additional 25% of salary with incentive and shift differential pay
  • Fourteen (14) paid holidays
  • Shift differential: 4%-7%
  • Modified 4-10 shifts
  • Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) 3% @ 50 for "classic" PERS members; 2.7% @ 57 for new calPERS members
  • Longevity pay bonus of 3% - 7%
  • POST Certificate incentives 1% - 4%
  • Master Officer and Master Sergeant program with 5% pay increase
  • Specialty pay for FTO, K9, Investigations, Services, Traffic Enforcement, Defensive Tactics Instructors, Range masters, and second language capability
  • Educational incentives: 5% AA/AS; 7% for BA/BS, 9% for MA/MS; up to $5,250 per year in degree reimbursements
  • All safety and uniform equipment provided; including contract dry cleaning for uniforms and $175 per year for footwear
  • Outstanding police facility and in-house gym
  • Cutting edge firearms, less-lethal, and weaponless defense instruction, including Simunitions and live-fire first response and tactical deployment training
Patrol thrives on self-initiated activity and serving search and Ramey warrants which are frequently generated at the patrol level. We also provide excellent opportunities for officers to develop expertise in narcotics, gangs, investigations, and firearms. Our department excels because of mutual respect and cooperation from all employees at all times.

If you are up to the challenge call Officer Doug Botta at (510) 215-3186 or DougB@sanpabloca.gov for a prompt response to questions.

go to www.calopps.org to "Create a Personal Profile." Once completed "Apply" for the position.

San Pablo Police Department
ATTN: Officer Doug Botta
13880 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94806


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