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Stockton Police Careers

The Stockton Police Department is dedicated to making a difference in our community. With over 400 sworn Officers and over 150 civilian personnel, Stockton Police offers rewarding opportunities. As an Officer with the Stockton Police Department, you patrol assigned areas to ensure the security of life and property. You enforce state, local, and federal laws and ordinances; restore order; protect life and maintain peace in our community. Stockton Police Officers are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Contact a Recruiter if you have any questions. 

Police Officer Trainee 

  • This is a non-sworn training position. Incumbents attend a police academy to train for general police work and perform other related work as assigned.
  • Salary $5,863.46 monthly
  • There are a variety of study guides available online and at local bookstores, to help you prepare for the California POST, Police Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery "PELLETB" exam.

             PELLETB Preparation Guide FAQ and additional information.

Police Officer Recruit - Currently Attending Academy

  •  Salary $5,863.46 monthly
  • The Stockton Police Department offers excellent opportunities for individuals who are currently attending a full, or part time Police Academy. 
  • Salary: $6,914.80 - $8,884.00 monthly
  • The Stockton Police Department offers excellent opportunities for individuals who have graduated from a police academy and are searching for an organization offering growth opportunity and challenge.

Police Officer - Lateral

  • Salary $6,914.80 - $8,884.00 monthly 
  • A $6,000 signing bonus is offered to experienced lateral officers.

The Stockton Police Department offers excellent opportunities to Peace Officers looking for an organization offering growth opportunity and challenge.

Qualified Candidate Requirements:

Graduated from a California P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Academy; completed a probationary period with at least one year of service in a California Governmental Law Enforcement Agency. 

Personal History Statement only to be completed when requested to do so by an investigator from our Personnel Section during the background investigation process. 


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Last Update : 01/04/2024, 11:51:57 AM