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Police Officer

Menlo Park, California



Menlo Park Police Department

701 Laurel Street

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650-330-6670



Salary: See Below



Application Deadline: NA






Menlo Park Police Department 


Is Recruiting For:


Lateral Police Officer


Reserve Police Officer 



  • Police Officers (Lateral)


$5,249-$6,380 per month


  • Reserve Police Officers


$30.28 per hour



The position:

Perform law enforcement, crime prevention and community policing tasks under direct and indirect supervision; investigate a wide variety of crimes and vehicle collisions, enforce state laws and city ordinances, make arrests and issue citations and write detailed police reports. We ask officers to seek innovative solutions to local problems, respond to citizen complaints of violations and provide excellent customer service.


We are seeking experienced California peace officers and POST academy graduates. Preference will be given to those who are enthusiastic, community-oriented team players with the skills and ability to interact and deal effectively with a population that is culturally and socio-economically diverse.  We pride ourselves in our staff, individuals who exhibit excellent interpersonal skills and sincere desire to make a difference in the World. Come discover why so many officers develop their careers here and retire from our department. Review this information and join us!


Lateral Applicants:

Applicants who are currently sworn peace officers with a California public law enforcement agency who have passed the agency's probation period, - OR - applicants who hold a California POST Basic or other certificate and work experience within three years, or requalification, will be considered lateral candidates.   A copy of your most recent POST certificate must be submitted with your application to be considered for Lateral openings.


Reserve Applicants:

Consider our excellent paid Reserve Police Officer program. Work as a solo patrol officer and get paid at first step patrol pay. You get paid for all hours worked and for all training, including FTO program! Work on YOUR schedule - with time for family, another job or other activities. This is a great way to join MPPD and start OR continue your police career! We often hire our full time officers directly from our Reserve Unit.



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