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Lateral Entry Program

SFPD Careers

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Join The 
San Francisco's Finest









Salary $80,574 to $118,898
$5,000 Signing Bonus*


The San Francisco Police Department is seeking Peace Officers with valid POST certification and 2 years of continuous patrol experience to consider joining the premier law enforcement agency in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.



The San Francisco Police Department offers:

  • Excellent benefits
  • Competitive salary commensurate with your POST Certificate and education. Salary will be consistant with the stipulations provided in the SFPD POA Labor Agreement.
  • Retirement reciprocity is available for some law enforcement agencies
  • 3% at 58
  • Abbreviated 8 week Police Academy
  • Opportunities for promotional opportunities and career development via transfer to specialized units, including:


Plainclothes Work

Canine Unit

Training Academy

Motorcycle Enforcement

Explosives Ordnance Disposal

Mounted Patrol

Airport Bureau

Youth Programs

Marine Unit

Does this sound interesting? To learn more about the SFPD, we have a member of the SFPD Recruitment Staff who is available to answer your questions. If you are interested, he will collect your information and send you information material.

Contact the SFPD today!


Officer Edwin Gaffud
Lateral Recruitment Officer
(415) 215-5315 


If you wish to be placed on the Lateral interest list, please e-mail me the following information:

    • name
    • current or former agency
    • years of patrol experience
    • personal cell/email address


Please call or email for lateral transfer test dates

* upon completion of Field Training Program (FTO)

Last updated: 9/9/2013 3:28:48 PM