Police Officer - Lateral & Academy Graduate Only
City of Newark, East Bay

Law Enforcement

Close Date: Continuous
Salary: $7,647.00 - $9,295.00 Monthly

The City of Newark is currently accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers and Academy Graduates.  



The City of Newark, California is located in southern Alameda County at the east end of the Dumbarton Bridge, 30 miles south of Oakland and 15 miles north of San Jose.  Newark’s population is approximately 43,700, with an encompassed area of approximately 13 square miles.  Newark enjoys Bay Area benefits while maintaining a small town atmosphere.






The Newark Police Department is a modern, progressive law enforcement agency with 56 sworn and 20 non-sworn employees.  The Newark Police Department values and rewards prior police experience.  Well qualified lateral officers have enjoyed specialty assignments and promotions based upon total law enforcement experience. State of the art safety equipment, including, individually issued AR-15 patrol rifles with EOTech sights, Ballistic Helmets, Smart Phones and an Armored Rescue Vehicle.

For well qualified officers, the Newark Police Department offers accelerated hiring and training programs, as well as numerous lateral entry incentives.  Our program is designed to recognize and reward your skills and experience, to include: $2500 academy reimbursement and $2500 for moving expenses. Well qualified laterals may be appointed to top salary range, and may transfer 120 hours of vacation and 100 hours of sick leave to Newark upon hire. 

Numerous specialty assignments, most with premium pay incentives, to include: Detectives, Special Enforcement Team (SET), Field Training Officer (FTO), Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), Traffic Division, School Resource Officers (SRO), Major Crimes Task Force, K-9, S.W.A.T. Team, Honor Guard, Firearms Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, and Taser Instructor. 

Officers enjoy either a 3/12 or 4/10 work week, depending on assignment.

Ideal Candidate:


o    A high school diploma or equivalent;

o    US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien (California State law requires that permanent resident aliens who desire to be employed as peace officers must apply for citizenship before application for employment as a peace officer);

o    Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record;

o    Age 21 by date of appointment;

o    Physical capacity to meet standards established by the City of Newark;

o    20/20 corrected vision in both eyes.  20/80 uncorrected vision (both eyes) for those wearing glasses or hard contact lenses.  Uncorrected vision requirements may be waived for persons wearing soft contact lenses upon verification of vision stability.




Current Monthly Salary: $7,647 - $9,295 per month.

Salary Effective January 1, 2016: $7,800 - $9,481 per month.

Salary Effective July 1, 2016: $8,034 - $9,765 per month







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