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Press Contact: Andrew Frankel, Sgt/PIO, (510) 981-5780


Berkeley, California (Wednesday, July 12, 2017) -   Do you have a strong desire to build positive relationships in a diverse community?  Are you, or someone you know, interested in a rewarding and challenging career in law enforcement?  If you answered yes to both these questions and have the uncanny ability to maintain your composure when the pressure is on, then you might have what it takes to become a Berkeley Police Officer.

Beginning July 24, 2017 the Personnel & Training Bureau, along with the Human Resources Department will begin the third and final Police Officer recruitment process for 2017. Human Resources will begin accepting online applications for Police Officer (Entry-Level, Academy Graduate & Lateral). Included is the link to the City's Human Resources page below for more information. The deadline for the Police Officer Recruit position is 5:00pm on August 21, 2017.  We are continuously accepting applications for Police Officer Lateral Positions and unaffiliated Academy Graduates. 

For more information about pursuing job opportunities with the Berkeley Police Department please use the attached links.  The first link takes you to the City's Human Resources Department where you may apply for Police Officer Recruit Positions (when the link goes live on July 24th), and Police Officer Lateral positions (you can apply now).  The second link takes you to the Department's Hiring page where additional information is available on minimum qualifications, the hiring, testing, and backgrounding processes. 

If after visiting our websites you still have questions, you may contact our Personnel and Training Bureau at (510) 981-5977.






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