Community Service Officer

This is a specialized role that performs a wide array of responsibilities within the Police Department. Community Service Officers have an opportunity to connect and make an impact on our community. We make wellness a top priority for our members by partnering with O2X, which offers on-site customized wellness programs, personal training, readiness assessments, and other tools to assist you in staying healthy. Our department recognizes that mental health is essential. We provide peer support services, EAP, coverage for you and your family, and flexible on-duty workout schedules.


If you want to impact other’s lives, help through compassion and caring, and build relationships through creative skills, take the next step.

Salary & Benefits

  • Top Step with incentive pays $104k

  • CalPERS Retirement

  • City pays full medical for you & your family: KAISER PLATINUM PLAN (ZERO cost to you)

    • Cash in lieu if you don’t elect for city coverage

  • City Delta Dental Plan for you & your family:

    • 90% coverage, $3K annual dental, $3K lifetime orthodontics

  • $1400 annual uniform allowance

  • Special Assignments w/premium pay

  • Bilingual Pay 2-5%

  • Longevity Pay 3%-20 years

  • 2–6 weeks’ vacation depending on years of service

  • 14 Paid holidays and 3 floating holidays

  • Shift differential pay: 7.5% swing, 10% nights

  • 4/10 or 5/8 work week

  • Commuter benefit

physical ability Exam

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