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 POSTING 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 will be accepted through March 8th, 2019.
- APPLY NOW – Click on “POLICE OFFICER -TRAINEE” above to apply.
- The test will be held on Saturday, March 23rd. More information will be sent to you after your application is received, and after the postings close on March 8th.
SEND AN EMAIL TO: StocktonPoliceInterest@stocktonca.gov to attend a workshop prior to the test.
- THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 21st at 6pm
- WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 27th at 6pm
- SATURDAY – MARCH 2nd at 8am
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!
Study for the PelletB exam now! There are a variety of study guides available online or at a book store. Make sure the guide is specifically for "California Peace Officer." Start your daily work out regimen now! Be fit for the test, and for your career in Law Enforcement.
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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.