Positions

We are continuously hiring for all sworn police officer positions. See a brief description below of each position and view our online job postings to apply.

Police Officer Recruit

The Police Officer Recruit is the entry level position to begin your career as a Police Officer. Police Officer Recruits attend the basic Police Officers Standard and Training (POST) certified police academy. In the academy recruits will receive training in police procedures, law, physical fitness, and law enforcement techniques. 

Police Officer Trainee

The Police Officer Trainee position is for applicants who are currently attending or have successfully completed a Police Officers Standard and Training (POST) certified Regular Basic Course academy. Applicants who are currently enrolled in an academy may apply, and if successful the Modesto Police Department will begin your salary and pay all remaining academy fees while you are still enrolled. For those applicants who have graduated the Police Officers Standard and Training (POST) certified Regular Basic Course academy, applicants in this classification will be seeking to become a Police Officer for the Modesto Police Department. 

Police Officer (Lateral)

The Police Officer position is for those who are current law enforcement with one year of experience and hold a Basic Police Officers Standard and Training (POST) certificate, or commonly known as the Lateral Police Officer. This position is currently offering a $15,000 incentive.