Lateral Police Officer

San Francisco - San Francisco, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$87230 annual
Top Pay:
$129896 annual

Job Description

The City and County of San Francisco invites you to join a highly respected police department and serve the citizens of one of the most beautiful cities in the country. San Francisco Police Officers perform a wide variety of duties to promote public safety and security, prevent crime and enforce the law. Police officers perform a number of essential functions. For example, they patrol districts to prevent and detect crime; respond to calls for assistance; conduct criminal investigations; interact with the community to build cooperation and support; pursue and arrest suspects; enforce traffic and parking laws; write reports and maintain records; work with superiors, peers, and others as a team; prepare for and participate in planned events; prepare for court and give testimony; and fulfill other administrative duties when required. This is much more than a job; it is an opportunity to build a career of which you can be proud.

Additional Information

The San Francisco Police Department offers:

  • Excellent benefits
  • Competitive salary commensurate with your POST Certificate and education. Salary will be consistent with the stipulations provided in the SFPD POA Labor Agreement.
  • Retirement reciprocity is available for some law enforcement agencies
  • 3% at 58
  • Abbreviated 8 week Police Academy
  • Opportunities for promotional opportunities and career development via transfer to specialized units, including:
    • SWAT Team
    • Plainclothes Work
    • Canine Unit
    • Academy
    • Motorcycle Enforcement
    • Explosives Ordnance Disposal
    • Mounted Patrol
    • Airport Bureau
    • Youth Programs
    • Marine Unit

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Applicants must be a U.S. High School Graduate or have passed a G.E.D. or the California High School Proficiency Examination or have an AA or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience: Must possess a current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate and have two years of patrol experience

Contact Informaton

Keith Happle

San Francisco
850 Bryant St
San Francisco, California 94103
phone: 415-575-5884

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