Welcome! Thank you for your interest with the Stockton Police Department.
Please visit all of our pages to learn more about planning your career as a Stockton Police Officer.
Don’t forget to take a look at our “Upcoming Events” page to find the next location where our Recruiters will be. Come out, say hello, and get all of your questions answered on how to begin your career in Law Enforcement with Stockton PD!
CURRENT HIRING STATUS
Click on the desired Police position below to complete an online application:
- Police Officer – Lateral *Now offering a $6000 bonus, as part of our Lateral Incentive Program!
- Police Officer – Graduate
- Police Officer – Recruit (You must currently be attending a POST academy)
- Police Officer – Trainee *Applications are not currently being accepted. Please subscribe to the online INTEREST CARD. You will receive updates for the next Police Trainee test opening.
Are you interested in being a Police Officer Trainee? Pass our test, and we will hire you and send you to the academy at our expense! Are you in good physical shape? Have you been studying for the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery “PelletB” exam? Prepare yourself now…Sign up for an Orientation Practice Session!
ORIENTATION PRACTICE SESSION: Take this opportunity to WorkOutWith a RECRUITER and prepare yourself for the upcoming test. If you are interested in attending a session, choose from the dates below. Send your RSVP with your full name to: StocktonPoliceInterest@stocktonca.gov
SATURDAY - DECEMBER 9th/9am WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 13th/5:30pm SATURDAY - DECEMBER 16th/9amSATURDAY - JANUARY 13th/9am A map to the location, and more information for the session will be sent in the reply email. The sessions last about 1 hour.
EMAIL A RECRUITER:
CONTACT A RECRUITER:
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO BE HIRED? Each background investigation is different. It is dependent on how quickly your Background Investigator can gather all of the necessary information, along with scheduling you for various appointments. An applicant could be processed in as few as 3 months!
CAN I APPLY IF I HAVE BEEN ARRESTED? Yes, you can apply and you will have the opportunity to discuss your arrest history with your Background Investigator.
IS THERE A FEE TO APPLY? No. There is no cost for the application process and there is no cost for any of the required testing.
WHICH ACADEMY WOULD I GO TO? We use a variety of academies throughout Northern California. It is dependent on when you are hired, and when the next available academy is starting.
*The City of Stockton is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. A copy of the Stockton Police Department's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available upon request.