Police Officer Jobs in Santa Cruz, CA

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Allied Universal - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a drug screen in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws For Driving Positions must be 21...
2 days ago
Foothill-De Anza Community College District - Los Altos, CA (20 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
The position includes continual updated training in many areas including POST law enforcement duties, Federal mandates, State mandates, Community Policing, law enforcement specialization, cultural diversity...
1 day ago
Stanford University - Stanford, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Public Safety Officers (PSO) support the overall public safety mission of the Stanford Department of Public Safety by performing a variety of functions....
6 days ago
City of Sunnyvale, CA - Sunnyvale, CA (23 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
safety lieutenant or captain, attends police academy and learns to perform a wide range of public safety work involving the protection of life and property including law enforcement, crime prevention...
9 days ago
City of Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
investigation, including polygraph examination, to determine suitability for work with restricted law enforcement documents....
9 days ago
City of San Jose, CA - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Background: Ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation, including a polygraph, is a condition of employment....
10 days ago
City of San Jose, CA - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
enforcement ability to remain calm and use judgment and initiative in an emergency situation customer service - demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively...
11 days ago
City of San Jose, CA - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Acting as a liaison to other units of the San Jose Police Department and other local, state and federal regulatory/law enforcement agencies....
23 days ago
Securitas - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Makes periodic patrols to check for irregularities and to inspect protection devices and fire control equipment....
25 days ago
University Of California - Santa Cruz, CA
Facilitate clear and positive communications between department members, other public safety entities, and the community....
29 days ago
City of San Jose, CA - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Applicants deemed most competitive after oral interviews will be required to pass a police background investigation, which includes polygraph and psychological screening....
30+ days ago
City of Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
Trainee level does not require previous law enforcement experience....
30+ days ago
City of Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
Assists and cooperates with other law enforcement and public safety agencies. Performs related duties as assigned within the guidelines or policies of the department....
30+ days ago
College of the Sequoias - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Note: The professional experience required must be directly related to law enforcement....
45+ days ago
California State University - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to become a sworn police officer....
60+ days ago

Demographic Data for Santa Cruz, CA

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Police Officer Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Understanding and Managing the Stresses of Police Work
Policing has always been psychological challenging. On any given shift police officers may encounter a range of psychological challenges including domestic violence, interacting with people...

Constitutional Oriented Policing
In a profession where cases and controversies surround freedom of expression, bearing of arms, illegal search and seizure, the excessive use of force, overcrowding of jails, and the reversal of...

Intermediate Community Policing
This course helps tribal police departments by building awareness. The five-part course introduces the social developmental skill building required for tribal communities to investigate domestic...

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Salary for Police Officer Jobs in Santa Cruz, CA

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Police Officers in Santa Cruz, CA offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.0%)
  • High School or GED (25.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.4%)
  • Vocational or Certification (12.5%)
  • Master's Degree (9.2%)
  • Some College (3.4%)
  • Doctorate Degree (1.3%)
  • Some High School (1.0%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Police Officers in Santa Cruz, CA
  • None (45.2%)
  • Less than 1 year (30.7%)
  • 2-4 years (12.7%)
  • 4-6 years (6.6%)
  • 1-2 years (4.8%)

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