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Police Recruitment : Job Details

Police Officer - Lateral & Academy Graduate Only

Police Force:City of Newark
Location:East Bay
Salary:$7,497.00 - $9,113.00 Monthly
Close Date: Until Filled
Salary: $7,497.00 - $9,113.00 Monthly

The City of Newark is currently accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers and Academy Graduates.

APPLY NOW: We will be conducting the Selection Process exams in the near future. This recruitment may close at any time.


The City of Newark, California is located in southern Alameda County at the east end of the Dumbarton Bridge, 30 miles south of Oakland and 15 miles north of San Jose. Newark’s population is approximately 43,700, with an encompassed area of approximately 13 square miles. Newark enjoys Bay Area benefits while maintaining a small town atmosphere.


Newark Police Officers patrol within fixed sectors of the City. Officers investigate all criminal complaints and handle other calls for service from the community. The Newark Police Officer enjoys a variety of specialized assignments including Detectives, traffic unit, Canine (K9) unit, School Resource Officer (SRO), Special Enforcement Team (SET), and Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force (SACMCTF). New officers receive field training from an experienced NPD officer prior to assuming the responsibilities of a solo beat officer.

The City of Newark Police Department has implemented a 3/12½ work schedule (160 hours per 28-day cycle) for the Patrol Division.

Ideal Candidate:


· Lateral Transfer applicants must possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate and have been employed as a peace officer in the State of California within the last 12 months. A copy of the certificate is required with the application.

· Academy Graduate applicants must have successfully completed a California P.O.S.T. certified academy within the past three years. A copy of the academy certificate is required with the application.

· All Applicants:

o A high school diploma or equivalent;

o US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien (California State law requires that permanent resident aliens who desire to be employed as peace officers must apply for citizenship before application for employment as a peace officer);

o Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record;

o Age 21 by date of appointment;

o Physical capacity to meet standards established by the City of Newark;

o 20/20 corrected vision in both eyes. 20/80 uncorrected vision (both eyes) for those wearing glasses or hard contact lenses. Uncorrected vision requirements may be waived for persons wearing soft contact lenses upon verification of vision stability.


BENEFITS for Police Officer:

Bilingual pay, educational reimbursement, educational incentives, 7.5-16.67 hours per month of vacation accrual (depending on length of service), 8 hours per month of sick leave, sick leave incentives, Longevity Pay (2.5% or 5% depending upon years of service), 5% holiday-in-lieu pay, and $85 per month uniform allowance.

The City of Newark is a “Total Compensation” city in that employees may elect to purchase additional benefits at group rates. The City will contribute $119 a month towards the cost of the 2014 medical plan premiums. The total compensation package provides flexibility for purchasing medical insurance at CalPERS group rates for employees without medical insurance. Employees with medical insurance have the option to forgo the additional cost of double coverage. In addition to medical insurance, employees may choose to purchase:

  • Dental insurance (Delta Dental or Delta Care)
  • Long-term and/or short-term disability insurance.
  • Vision coverage (EyeMed)


CalPERS 3% @ 50 for “Classic” members or 2.7% @ 57 for “PEPRA New” members Local Safety Plan membership, depending upon eligibility. Employee shares in the cost of CalPERS retirement benefits according to a negotiated formula. The current employee contribution is 13.0% of total compensation for Classic and for PEPRA members. There is no deduction for Social Security. Medicare is deducted at 1.45% of salary.

The Local Safety plan membership includes the indexed level 1959 Survivor Benefit Option, special retirement credit for unused sick leave, military service credit for prior service and one year highest compensation calculation. Employees automatically become members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) on the first day of their employment.

ClosingDate:Until Filled
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34421


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