Police Officer

Vallejo, CA
Vallejo Police Department

$87,938.81 – $112,234.71 Annually

Thank you for your interest in a career with the Vallejo Police Department!
The Vallejo Police Department is committed to hiring Police Officers who embody professionalism, are dedicated to providing superior service to the community, and who will uphold the values and core principles of the department.

Essential Functions

-The following duties are considered essential to the Police Officer (Entry) class:

  • Enforces local, State and Federal laws and ordinances
  • Patrols assigned area of the City in a car, on a motorcycle, or on foot
  • Protects persons and property from harm during emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other required emergencies
  • Pursues, subdues, apprehends and controls fleeing, uncooperative or combative persons
  • Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed
  • Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths
  • Prepares search and arrest warrants; makes arrests; serves warrants and subpoenas
  • Interrogates suspects and interviews victims, complainants and witnesses
  • Coordinates and investigates violent crimes, child abuse, property crimes, vice, gaming, and narcotics violations
  • Testifies and presents evidence in court; provides backup assistance for other officers and law enforcement personnel
  • Collects, preserves, and maintains evidence, found property, and property for safekeeping
  • Assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws by issuing citations and warnings


  • A High School diploma, GED.
  • Graduation from a California P.O.S.T. certified basic Academy within the last three (3) years AND completion of 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university


  • possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Recertification certificate AND Completion of 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university

Substitution: An honorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. Military with four (4) years of active service duty may be substituted for 30 college units.


  • Possess a valid California driver’s license
  • Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate
  • Be 20 years old by the date of the written examination and be 21 years, or older, at the time of appointment
  • Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with normal color vision
  • Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions