This is a different career, a unique opportunity, a chance to make a difference. As a proud member of the Berkeley Police Department, you have an opportunity to protect and serve a community made up of diverse, hardworking, creative, and passionate people. 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.

salary &

  • Top Step with incentive pays $83K

  • 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

  • Field Training Officers 5%

  • 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

  • 5/8 work week; Mon. to Fri. or Tues. to Sat.

  • Commuter benefit

contact a recruiter

Interested in starting a career with the Berkeley Police Department. Use this form to get in touch and a recruiter will reach out to you.

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