Police Officer Jobs in Santa Maria, CA

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Arroyo Grande Police Department - Arroyo Grande, CA (17 miles from Santa Maria, CA)
Details Posted: March 15, 2021 Location: Arroyo Grande, California Show Map Type: Full Time - Experienced Category: Police Officer Police Officer - Lateral Hiring Incentive Create a Job Alert for Similar...
1 day ago
City of Arroyo Grande - Arroyo Grande, CA (17 miles from Santa Maria, CA)
To attend, participate in and successfully pass all required classes in a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) certified academy, which requires basic law enforcement training in academics...
60+ days ago
City of Lompoc - Lompoc, CA (23 miles from Santa Maria, CA)
The class of Police Officer Trainee/Academy Enrollee represents the training level class in the law enforcement series....
60+ days ago
City of Santa Maria - Santa Maria, CA
This position: Performs law enforcement and crime prevention work. Controls traffic flow and enforces state and local traffic laws....
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Santa Maria, 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 Maria, CA

This is the average annual salary for Police Officer jobs in Santa Maria, CA as reported by the BLS.

$86,768

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Police Officers in Santa Maria, 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 Maria, 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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