Entry Level (Q-2) Police Officer

San Francisco Police Department

About the organization

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.


Police Officer Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:
- Patrolling their districts, responding to calls for service, conducting investigations, writing reports, pursuing and detaining suspects, and making arrests.
- Participating in community policing programs.
- Enforcing traffic and parking laws.
- Preparing for and participating in planned events.
- Preparing for and attending court.
- Participating in self-development activities and attending training.


Minimum Qualifications:
- Be 21 years of age.
- There is no maximum age limit.
- Have not been convicted of a felony crime.
- Have not been convicted of an offense involving domestic violence.
- Have not been convicted of any misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of prohibiting ownership, possession or control of a firearm.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Have a U.S. High School Diploma, 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.
- Have a valid driver's license to operate an automobile.

Desirable Qualifications:
- Experience in the United States Military
- Proficiency in a second language relevant to San Francisco communities


$89,846/year (Top Step Officer Salary: $133,792)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

The Police Officer Testing Components:
 A written examination will test 3 components: Written language ability, reading ability and video-based human relations-test.
 A physical ability examination that measures strength, endurance, equilibrium and flexibility.
 An oral interview that tests oral communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
 Candidates who pass the three part Police Officer examination process move on to the Background Investigation process. The Background Investigation process consists of:
- Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) Evaluation
- Employment, Character and Background Investigation
- Review of Judicial and Driving Records
- Polygraph Examination
- Testing for Use of Controlled Substances
- Psychological Examination
- Medical Examination that includes a vision test, a hearing test and height/weight measurements.

For more information, visit SFPDCAREERS.COM

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