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Police Recruitment : Job Details

Police Officer

Police Force:City of Hayward
Location:East Bay
Salary:$7,271.33 - $8,774.13 Monthly
Close Date: Continuous
Salary: $7,271.33 - $8,774.13 Monthly

This recruitment is open to those individuals with prior law enforcement experience. If you have no sworn law enforcement experience within the last thirty-six (36) months, please see the City's recruitment for Police Officer Trainee.


$7,271.33 – $8,774.13 approximate monthly salary

FINAL FILING DATE: Open until filled. This recruitment may close at any time upon receipt of sufficient qualified applicants.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Hayward Police Department is comprised of a staff of 191 sworn personnel and 112 professional staff. The Department supports a Community Policing philosophy and offers excellent promotional and special assignment opportunities. The Patrol Division currently works 3 – 12.5 hour days and has weekends off at least six months out of the year. Patrol Officers enjoy a minimum of 9 training days per year. Detectives who work investigations receive incentive pay and we have a wide variety of specialty assignments like SWAT, School Resource Officer, K9, Narcotics, Detectives (officers who work investigations), Internal Affairs, Special Duty Unit (street and investigative enforcement related to gangs), Traffic (motors), and several task forces in Alameda County.

In addition to the base monthly salary, the City offers POST/Educational Incentives up to 7.5% and an additional 2.5% for Field Training Officer and K9 handler. The City offers bi-lingual pay, a generous uniform allowance, excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, up to 5 weeks of vacation per year, 14 paid holidays, and a CalPERS retirement formula of either 3% @ 50 or 2.7% @ 55 depending on individual eligibility.

THE POSITION: Duties include a wide variety of law enforcement assignments including but not limited to: patrol, traffic control, criminal and juvenile investigation, and radio communication. These require operating a patrol car or motorcycle, arresting and citing violators of laws, writing reports, serving warrants, testifying in court and providing information to the public. Please see the City of Hayward’s website for a complete job description.


Experience and Certification: Sworn law enforcement agency experience within the last thirty-six (36) months and possession of a valid California Basic P.O.S.T. certificate.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. (Possession of an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is desirable)

Licenses: Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California Driver’s License.


• Free of any felony convictions.

• A citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (Government Code Para. 1031).

• Not less than 21 years of age at time of appointment.

• Vision in each eye, correctable to at least 20/30.

• Must pass a background investigation.

• Must meet all Department medical, physical and psychological standards.

• Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.


1. Copy of a valid California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate.

2. Copy of a valid WSTB (Work Sample Test Battery) Physical Agility score (minimum score of 384 required).

3. An official copy (redacted) of a self-initiated arrest report you have completed within the last 6 months.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application, a valid Basic P.O.S.T Certificate, a valid Physical Agility WSTB score, and a writing sample to be considered. Documents can be faxed to 510-583-3655 or emailed to Applications without appropriate certifications and writing sample will not be considered. The South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium offers WSTB testing ( All documents must be submitted within 45 days from date of application.

Application packets will be screened by a qualified appraisal panel and candidates considered best qualified based on the information provided, will move forward in the examination process. The examination process will include a pre-qualifying background questionnaire, written examination and/or oral interview. Candidates passing all phases of the examination process will be placed on an eligible list for hiring consideration. Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process including selection interview, background investigation, polygraph, psychological evaluation and medical exam.

APPLICATIONS: Candidates are encouraged to apply online at: or Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall located at 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:33736


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