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!
*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.
CURRENT HIRING STATUS
The City of Stockton is now accepting applications for the following positions.
Click on the desired job title below to complete an online application:
- Police Officer – Academy Recruit (you must currently be attending a POST academy)
- Police Officer – Academy Graduate
- Police Officer – Lateral
- Police Officer – Trainee (this position is not currently open for applications, we anticipate the application period should open before the end of the year).
Are you interested in being a Police Officer Trainee? Pass our test, and we will hire you & 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!
COMPLETE AN “INTEREST CARD” ONLINE
The Police Officer Trainee position opens periodically, you may complete the online “Interested in Police Officer” form. You will receive a notification when the next Police Trainee application process opens.
CLICK HERE: INTEREST CARD
CALL A RECRUITER:
EMAIL 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.