Ready to start a career in law enforcement? Do you want to be a guardian that is committed to providing professional police services and safety to an incredible community? Are you looking for a department that celebrates diversity and is rooted in core values of teamwork, integrity, professionalism, and service? The San Leandro Police Department is looking for YOU. Visit our website to learn more about becoming a member of our extraordinary team as a Police Recruit Trainee.


Get paid to learn! Earn a full-time salary while attending a Police Basic Academy ($6647 – $8079/month)
Academy costs are fully funded by the City – no cost to you!
City pays for and provides you uniforms and equipment
City contribution towards deferred compensation up to 2% of base salary
Up to $2409 monthly City contribution toward medical and dental benefits (you pay only $113.30/month for Kaiser family coverage)

To qualify as a Police Recruit Trainee/Academy Attendee, an applicant must:
Possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
Completed 60 (semester) college units OR have equivalent work experience, other education or training that would most likely provide the required knowledge and abilities
Be 20.5 years of age or older to attend a POST Basic Police Academy
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class “C” California driver’s license
Record must be free from any felony convictions, or any convictions that would bar the applicant from legally possessing a firearm
Applicant must be in good physical condition. Weight must be in proportion to height. Vision and physical condition must satisfy established POST medical standards. Please refer to for additional information.

Visit our website to apply for this exciting opportunity