Police Officer Entry Level (Academy Graduate)

Redwood City, CA
Redwood City Police Department

Salary: $139,443.20-$169,520.00 Monthly.

Position Summary:

The City of Redwood City is currently accepting applications for entry level Police Officer candidates who are either currently attending, have recently been accepted to, or have successfully graduated from an accredited California P.O.S.T. Academy, and have less than one year of sworn law enforcement experience. The Redwood City Police Department offers many opportunities for learning and long-term career growth in a city comprised of diverse residential and business communities. The objective for every Redwood City Police Officer is to protect life and property, proactively reduce crime and the fear of crime through the use of data-driven policing models, with an overarching operational philosophy of community policing and problem oriented strategies; as part of their mission to maintain a safe and connected community. The Redwood City Police Department is looking for professionals who strive to provide “excellent service with integrity and respect.” Candidates with a demonstrated work history of high motivation and who have consistently strived for self-improvement are encouraged to apply.


  • Completion of 30 semester units from an accredited college or university (60 units or more is preferred).
  • Valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Currently enrolled in or have successfully graduated from an accredited California P.O.S.T. approved basic academy (or California P.O.S.T. approved equivalent).
  • Physically capable of passing the California P.O.S.T. medical examination job requirements.
  • Meet all regulatory requirements for becoming a Peace Officer with a California P.O.S.T. agency.