Police Officer – Entry Level

Oceanside, CA
Oceanside Police Department

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? Look no further than the Oceanside Police Department, serving the City of Oceanside. The City of Oceanside, CA (population 178,000) is a thriving beachfront community centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline. Located just 35 miles north of San Diego and 83 miles south of Los Angeles, Oceanside offers a unique combination of outstanding location, affordable housing, excellent schools, and multiple community resources. The City enjoys proximity to all major Southern California destinations, while maintaining its coastal beauty and unique character.

Police Officer:
$6,309 – $8,571 per month
$75,708 -$102,852 per year

Police Officer Recruit:
$28.93 per hour

Closing: 4/23/2021 4:00 PM Pacific


Police Officers patrol assigned areas by vehicle, bicycle or on foot to answer service calls for the protection of life and property. Duties include conducting investigations; identifying and collecting evidence; directing traffic; making arrests; issuing citations; serving warrants and subpoenas; preparing reports; and working with the community to identify problems and solutions.


Applicants must possess a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate or equivalent; Must be twenty (20) years and six (6) months on the date you apply and twenty one (21) years by the date of Academy graduation; be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident who has applied for U.S. Citizenship.

Special Requirements: Possess a valid Class C California Driver's license at time of appointment. Pass a thorough background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation and medical examination which will include a pre-employment drug screening. Not have been convicted of a felony or serving probation.