Police Officer - San Francisco Police Department (Q002)

  • 350 Amber Dr, San Francisco, CA 94131, USA
  • Full-time
  • Exam Type: Continuous
  • Eligible List Type: Entrance
  • Certification Rule: Rule of the List
  • Fill Type: Permanent Civil Service
  • Work Hours: Regular
  • Job Code and Title: Q002-Police Officer

Company Description

Join a highly respected Police Department and serve the citizens of one of the most beautiful cities in the country. San Francisco is a world-class city with a world-class police team. From Fisherman’s Wharf to Golden Gate Park and from Nob Hill to the Tenderloin, whether we’re on foot patrol, horseback, or in squad cars, responding to emergencies or leading classes on public safety, we’d love to work with you in keeping our community safe. 

Here’s a Golden Opportunity, Become a San Francisco Police Officer!

Job Description

San Francisco Police Officers perform a wide variety of duties to promote safety with respect. Police officers perform a number of essential functions. For example, they patrol districts to keep the community safe; respond to calls for assistance; conduct criminal investigations; interact with the community to build trust and support; pursue and arrest suspects; enforce traffic and parking laws; write reports and maintain records; work with supervisors, peers, and others as a team; prepare for and participate in planned events; prepare for court and give testimony; and fulfill other administrative duties when required. This is much more than a job; it is an opportunity to build a career of which you can be proud.

San Francisco offers desirable benefits and competitive salary!



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (please note that the following eligibility Requirements will be verified during Background Investigation)

  • Citizenship: Applicants must be United States citizens.

  • Age:  Applicants must be at least 20 years old when they take the examination and at least 21 years of age by the time of appointment. (Civil Service Rule 210.10)

  • Driver’s License:  Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver license to operate an automobile at the time of application and throughout the selection process. Possession of a valid California Driver License is required prior to the date of hire.

  • Education:  Applicants must be a U.S. High School Graduate or have passed a G.E.D. or the California High School Proficiency Examination or have an AA or higher degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Judicial Record:  Applicants must NOT have been:

    • Convicted of a felony;

    • Convicted of an offense involving domestic violence;

    • Convicted of any misdemeanor that carries a penalty of prohibiting ownership, possession or control or a firearm; or

    • Restricted from employment with the City and County of San Francisco. 


  • Experience in the United States Military
  • Proficiency in a second language relevant to San Francisco communities

Additional Information


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from @sfgov.org.

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Liezel Cruz by telephone at 415-551-8947 or by email at [email protected]

You may also contact the San Francisco Police Department Recruitment Unit

1245 3rd Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: 415-837-7270
Fax: 415-575-6095

[email protected] 





We do not accept POST PELLETB T-scores for this selection process.

Please note that the Public Safety Job Suitability Assessment on the NTN website is a two-component online test and you must complete both parts.

Additionally, your eligible list score will be valid and 'banked' for two years, starting from the date that we obtain the score. This means that, during the two-year period from your initial placement on the eligible list, you will not be required to re-take the NTN test and if for example, you are released from the Academy, you may choose to reapply and use your banked score to get back on the list. You always have the option to re-take the NTN test provided it has been at least 90 days since your last test. Should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score. 

Eligible List / Certification Rule
Candidates that pass both test components (i.e., the FrontLine National exam and the Oral Interview) will have their names added to the eligible list. Candidate names will remain on the list for a maximum period of 24 months. The Police Department has the option to hire any candidate on the eligible list (“Rule of List”). Therefore, placement on this list neither guarantees nor implies that you will be offered employment. The Police Department will administer the remaining processes outlined below to determine who shall advance further in the hiring process and be considered for appointment.


Appeal Rights In accordance with Civil Service Commission Rule 211.16.1, candidates may appeal the administration of the examination components. All appeals must be filed in writing with the Department of Human Resources within five (5) calendar days of the administration of the examination component giving rise to the appeal. A day that the Department of Human Resources is closed shall not be counted as the fifth (5th) calendar day.  Appeals shall be limited as defined in Rule 211.16.1 

Important Information

Any changes to your contact information (name, address, phone number, etc.) should be updated immediately. To update your contact information, go to https://www.smartr.me/public/sign-in, Failure to maintain current contact information may result in loss of eligibility.

Candidates must pass each of the selection components unless otherwise noted on the announcement. The Department reserves the right to waive selection components for individuals based on prior experience or certification.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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