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Career Opportunities

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Join The
San Francisco's Finest                               


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"The San Francisco Police Department welcomes dedicated men and women to join us in serving our City. I encourage you to apply to become one of San Francisco's finest."

Chief Greg Suhr          




Police Officer Employment Information       

General Information and Qualifications

Duties, Salary and Benefits

Entry Level Police Officer Examination

Lateral Entry Program

List of Current Job Openings

Background Unit / Current Candidate Info

Frequently Asked Questions


DHR Public Safety Examinations Unit

One South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

SFPD Recruitment Unit 

850 Bryant St., Room 577-15A

San Francisco, CA 94103

415-734-3331 or 415 -734-3332

Fax: 415-734-3344




Other SFPD Employment Opportunities

Civilian SFPD Employment

Police Service Aid (PSA) (Background Process)

Check with San Francisco DHR for other openings

Reserve Police Officer

SFPD Cadet Program

Intern Programs

Police Activities League (PAL)


The San Francisco Police Department values diversity in its workforce, and is committed to fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment. Discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or other protected categories is prohibited and unlawful.

Last updated: 12/12/2013 5:44:23 PM