Police Officer (Lateral, Academy Graduate, Trainee)

Monterey Police Department - Monterey, California

Nov 10, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2026

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$34.90/ hour while attending a police academy then promotion to Academy Graduate. hourly
Academy Graduate:
$93,696.00- $142,290 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$93,696.00- $142,290 annual
Top Pay:
$142,290 includes 7.5% education incentive pay, 5% POST certificate pay, 7.5% special assignment pay, 5% bilingual pay. annual

Job Description

Under general supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; and to do related work as required. For a complete job description please see our web page: https://monterey.org/city_hall/police/join_the_team.php

Additional Information

Monterey is an international tourist destination with world class outdoor activities, museums, dining, and shopping. The Monterey community offers strong support for its police department.

The Monterey Police Department offers the following benefits:

  • Special Assignment Pay +5% for Field Training Officer, Motorcycle Officer, Community Action Team (CAT) Officer; + 7.5% for Investigations
  • Shift Differential Pay +2.5% for Swing Shift; +5% for Graveyard shift 4/10 Work Schedule
  • Bilingual Pay +5%
  • POST Advanced Certification Pay +5%
  • Education Incentive Premium Pay +2.5% Associates Degree; +5% Bachelor's Degree; +7.5% Masters Degree.
  • $2,000 Annual Tuition Reimbursement
  • CALPERS Retirement
  • Retirement Health Savings Plan
  • Uniform Allowance ($115/month)
  • Deferred Compensation with City paid matching
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Fitness pass at the Monterey Sports Center
  • Fitness Activity Plan (workout and earn up to 40 hours of paid time off per year)
  • Vacation (up to four weeks per year)
  • Sick leave (96 hours per year with buyback option at retirement)
  • Holiday Pay (14 per year)
  • Compensation time off
  • Overtime Pay

The Monterey Police Department offers the following opportunities:

  • Field Training Officer
  • Traffic Division (Motors)
  • Investigations Division (Detectives)
  • Community Action Team (Bicycle, ATV, foot patrols, homeless outreach, etc)
  • Defensive Tactics instructor
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Less Lethal Firearms/ TASER Instructor
  • First Aid Instructor
  • Recruiting Team
  • Social Media Team
  • Special Response Unit (SWAT)
  • Special Response Crisis Negotiator

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21+
  • Education: Graduation from High School or GED equivalent.
  • Experience: Entry level police trainee or experienced police officer.

Not have any felony convictions.

Be able to pass a comprehensive background.

Be a United States citizen or have permanent resident alien status and applied for citizenship.

Must possess a valid California Driver's License.

Contact Information

Greg Galin

Monterey Police Department
Monterey, California 93908
phone: 831-646-3872

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