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The Culver City Police Department has a complement of 109 sworn and 42 civilian personnel serving a residential population of 40,000 and a daily commercial population of 420,000. The Department consists of three bureaus: Operations, Community Services and Administration.

Police Recruit candidates would be hired as at-will civilian Recruits and are required to attend a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified police academy to receive education and training in all aspects of law enforcement, e.g. laws of arrest, search & seizure, crime prevention, community relations, first-aid, physical conditioning, self-defense, handling of weapons and other related duties. Upon graduation from the academy, the Police Recruit is sworn as a Police Officer and assumes the duties of the position in the bureau to which they are assigned. The Police Officer position has a one year probationary period.



  • Police Recruit (Entry Level)
  • Police Officer Recruit (Pre-Service/Academy Graduate) 
  • Police Officer (Lateral)- current of recent Police Officer



 The Department offers a variety of special assignment opportunities:

  • Crime Impact Team
  • Special Enforcement Team
  • Detectives
  • Motor Officers
  • K-9
  • Narcotic Task Forces
  • Special Victims Unit
  • Bike Patrol
  • Academy Drill Instructor
  • Range Master


    • Compensation: Base Pay $74,661.86-$97,613.88 (Top Step) Annually
      *A top step police officer in possession of an Advanced Post Certificate can earn $116,258.25. This includes the Special Assignment Pay, Uniform Allowance and Wellness benefit.High School graduation or equivalent.      
    • POST CERTIFICATION: 9.5% for Intermediate Post and 12.5% for Advanced Post
    • LONGEVITY PAY: (Annually) $5,000 at 10 years, $8,000 at 15 years and $11,000 at 20 years
    • BILINGUAL PAY: 5% above base hourly rate PLUS POST certificate pay
    • SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT PAY: (All members receive) 4% above base hourly rate PLUS POST certificate pay
    • FIELD TRAINING OFFICER PAY: 8% above base hourly rate PLUS POST certificate
    • RANGEMASTER PAY: 7% above base  hourly rate PLUS POST certificate pay
    • Uniform Allowance: $1,600 annually
    • Wellness Benefit: $450 annually
    • RETIREMENT: Membership in CalPERS (Public Employees Retirement System)
      retirement plan - 3% at 55 for "Classic" members or 2.7% at 57 for "new" PERS
      members. (May be eligible to purchase up to 4 years military credit
    • DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employees may voluntarily contribute to a city
      sponsored deferred compensation plan
    • HEALTH BENEFITS:  A choice of health (CalPERS medical plans), dental, vision, and
      life insurance plans for employees and eligible dependents
    • LEAVE BENEFITS: Includes holiday, in-lieu time, sick and vacation pay
    • 112 hours In-Lieu Holiday Pay (annually)
    • Comp Time Bank: Up to 240 hours
    • LIFE INSURANCE:  $50,000 term life policy with an AD&D feature
    • "3/12" Work Schedule for Patrol
    • College Tuition Reimbursement 
     Minimum Qualifications

    • High School graduation or equivalent.      
    • Applicants must be at least 20 1/2 years of age when the eligible list is established.
    • Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
    • Valid California Class “C” driver license required at time of hire.
    • **A felony conviction is disqualifying.
    • **Pre-Service/Academy Graduate Only: Must be currently enrolled in a California POST Basic Academy or have graduated within 12 months from date of application.
    • **Lateral Transfers Only:  Must be employed as a full-time sworn peace officer within 12 months prior to application closing date. Copy of Basic POST certificate required.

    Apply with CCPD today!