Police Officer – Lateral (Hiring Incentive)

Alameda, CA
Alameda Police Department


$110,344.00 – $134,160.00 Annually

The City of Alameda is offering a $75,000 HIRING INCENTIVE for qualified lateral candidates while funds are available.

A Police Officer performs a variety of law enforcement activities during an assigned shift. Major duties may include crime response, patrol, investigation, traffic enforcement, crime prevention and public safety, case presentation and testimony in court. Officers may work weekends, overtime, holidays, and variable shifts. All officers are afforded excellent training and career development opportunities.

Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Selection Process or placement on the Eligible List. This is a competitive exam where a candidate’s performance in the examination will be judged in comparison with the performance of other candidates. To be considered, applicants must:

  1. Possess a valid graduation certificate from a California POST accredited Police Academy issued within three (3) years prior to appointment. California POST Certification must be maintained and valid during term of employment.
  2. Be 21 years old by date of appointment as a Police Officer.
  3. Possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
  4. Be in excellent physical condition and demonstrate a state of physical and mental health consistent with the ability to perform assigned duties and the requirements of California Peace Officer Standards and Training.
  5. Complete the POST Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) with a score of 384 or higher, which includes a timed 1.5 mile run time results under a 14-minute time frame prior to appointment.
  6. Complete a 50-yard swim test prior to completion of Field Training.
  7. Possession of a valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
  8. Be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law.