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City of Santa Monica - Santa Monica, CA
Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of: Law enforcement codes, crime prevention methods, rules of evidence, laws of arrest, investigation and identification techniques...
2 days ago
City Healdsburg - Healdsburg, CA
As part of a team, to respond to calls for service and create resolution to field incidents with an assigned police officer....
2 days ago
City Hemet - Hemet, CA
screening, and a thorough background investigation....
2 days ago
City of Torrance - Torrance, CA
Successful candidates will possess the following: Supervisory experience in a combined Law Enforcement environment; Possesses a high degree of understanding public safety; Ability to successfully navigate...
2 days ago
Foothill Ranch, CA
Patrol facilities and/or stand post as instructed. Serve as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime....
2 days ago
City of Pomona - Pomona, CA
Knowledge of: Police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques....
1 day ago
City of Folsom - Folsom, CA
This position performs sworn law enforcement and crime prevention duties involved in the protection of life and property; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of law enforcement...
15 hours ago
City of Galt - Galt, CA
Law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques related to patrol; traffic enforcement; accident investigation; crime scene processing; protection of life and property; and pursuit, apprehension...
10 hours ago
City of Visalia, CA - Visalia, CA
Successful candidates will be required to pass a background investigation, polygraph, psychological examination and physical examination....
10 hours ago
Commander, Navy Installations - Port Hueneme, CA
Navy Police Officer Academy; a federal or military police academy; or equivalent law enforcement training....
6 hours ago
City of Manteca - Manteca, CA
Learn policies, procedures and terminology of law enforcement and assigned office. Operate standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software....
6 hours ago
City of Culver City - Culver City, CA
Performs general law enforcement including criminal investigation and crime prevention duties, patrolling the City on foot or by vehicle, serving as station officer and performing other related duties...
2 days ago
City of Upland - Upland, CA
crime prevention....
2 days ago
City of Cypress - Cypress, CA
Assist with directing traffic. Enforce parking regulations, issue citations, and impound vehicles. Prepare crime incident, traffic collision and miscellaneous police reports....
1 day ago
City of Bell - Bell, CA
The Bell Police Department is recruiting for the position of Full Time Police Officer....
1 day ago

Demographic Data for California

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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...

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...

Basic Community Policing
This five-part course is designed to introduce tribal police officers to common issues in Indian Country and to the basic principles of community policing. The course introduces the social...

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Salary for Police Officer Jobs in California

This is the average annual salary for Police Officer jobs in California as reported by the BLS.


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Police Officer positions.

Highest Education Level

Police Officers in California offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (31.6%)
  • High School or GED (25.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.3%)
  • Vocational or Certification (12.5%)
  • Master's Degree (9.1%)
  • 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 California
  • 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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