The Richmond Police Department is an exciting and challenging place to work as a police officer. This is a diverse city with a wide range of opportunities for assignment.
We will continue to accept applications for the following positions:
- Lateral Police Officers
- Police Academy Graduates
- Entry level applicants with a T-score of 48 or higher (Police Officer candidates)
If you are interested in reviewing our salary and benefits package please review our job advertisement
For those considering future employment, please take a look at the incentives we offer lateral officers
. You may also review our Police Trainee
Many people ask about disqualifiers for police candidates. Disqualifiers
for sworn and non-sworn positions are found at this link.
The first step toward becoming a Richmond Police Officer is to complete and submit a job application
If you are interested in becoming a Police Dispatcher please visit the City of Richmond Human Resources
webpage to sign up for job posting notifications.
Additionally, for those interested in part-time work, or for those interested in learning more about the job of a Richmond Police Officer through experience, the Police Cadet position is an excellent opportunity. We are currently accepting applications for Police Cadet.
Candidates for the position of Police Reserve Officer are also welcome to inquire about opportunities at RPD. We are currently recruiting Richmond Police Reserve Officer Level 1 candidates.
We appreciate the work of volunteers at the police department. If you wish to volunteer, please complete the attached volunteer application
and mail it to Michelle Milam c/o Richmond PD, 1701 Regatta Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804. If you wish to become a Police Chaplain
, please complete the application at this link.