Department, city, state
Position: Patrol | Type: Police Officer (Recruit)
Application Status: Open
December 31, 2023
Sign on bonus:
$66,418 - $125,000 annual
For decades, the Chula Vista Police Department has maintained a culture of community-based policing, innovative problem solving, community engagement, and accountability. The need to provide public safety services to our community with fairness, equity, and justice is not new to our organization. It is deeply engrained into our history and our shared culture. We uphold the highest ideals for our profession, and are proud that our officers serve our residents according to our community's expectations and needs.
Comprised of approximately 250 sworn officers and 100 civilian employees, we are constantly recruiting highly qualified and motivated men and women who have a heart for service. Currently we have approximately 30 open positions for sworn officers.
Police Recruit: is the entry-level position to a career in municipal law enforcement. Police Recruits learn and participate in established curriculum and subsequently pass all tests given by training staff, including academics and manipulative skills such as defensive tactics, firing weapons with accuracy, and driving at high speeds on a set test course while maintaining control. After successfully completing the Police Academy, the Police Recruit will then automatically promote to the classification of Peace Officer.
Compensation: Police Recruit salary range is $66,417 annually. After 6 months and successful graduation from Academy, Police Recruit will automatically jump to Peace officer Salary pay scale.
Military, Military Police, Federal Law Enforcement, Out of State Law Enforcement, Private/Non-Safety Correctional/Detentions Officers May be eligible for bonus starting salary of up to $80K based on experience**
Compensation: Peace Officer salary range is $87,715-$106,617. Peace Officers will receive an additional 3% pay increase and $2,000 stipend on July 2023.
Police Officer Lateral: Applicants currently employed as a paid, full-time sworn Peace Officer (or equivalent) with a California city Police, county Sheriff, or state law enforcement agency with at least one year of continuous full-time law enforcement experience at time of application. A copy of the appropriate POST certificate must be submitted at time of application.
Incentive: up to $25k Lateral incentive + $5K moving bonus**
Additionally, up to $5K moving allowance provided for out of county applicant (over 70 miles). Salary is negotiable dependent on years of experience. TOP STEP met at 3.5 years.
Compensation: Peace Officer salary range is $7,310 - $8,885 monthly. Peace Officers will receive an additional 3% pay increase and $2,000 stipend on July 2023.
Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent