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Santa Clara is one of the fastest-growing cities in Silicon Valley, home to Levi’s® Stadium and world-class events. The Santa Clara Police Department offers numerous advantages over other local communities, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent benefit packages
  • Lateral incentives
  • Flexible schedules
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Advanced equipment and training facilities
  • Fitness Center on-site, including a new CrossFit gym
  • On-duty workout program for sworn employees
  • Modern 51,000 square foot Police Building
  • Northside Police Substation
  • State-of-the-art Dispatch Center
  • Full-service Temporary Holding Facility (THF)
  • Peer support and mentorship programs
  • Supportive City Council and community

Special Assignment opportunities for Police Officers:

  • Motorcycle Traffic Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • Investigations
  • Community Response Team
  • Homeland Security and Special Events Unit
  • Special Response Team (SWAT)
  • Evidence Technician
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • School Services Officer
  • Canine Handler
  • Special Enforcement Team
  • County and Federal Task Force Assignments
  • Bicycle Patrol Unit
  • Police Activity League (PAL) Director
  • Honor Guard

Start Your Career Today

The Santa Clara Police Department is actively recruiting! Whether you are new to law enforcement or a seasoned professional, we encourage you to apply now.

You can find more detailed information about job openings, qualifications and benefits at Job Opportunities.

Applications may be obtained at:

Human Resources Department
(West Wing, Lower Level)
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 615-2080

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