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About Us

Career Opportunities

The Modesto Police Department is always looking for motivated, intelligent people. From lateral transfers of already trained Police Officers to Academy Recruits to Community Service Officers and Police Clerks, the Modesto Police Department wants to attract the best of the best for service with our Department.

The Modesto Police Department has an authorized strength of over 209 sworn personnel and 78 non-sworn personnel. The Department has three divisions - the Operations Division, the Investigative Services Division and the Support Division.

There are various career opportunities available in the Modesto Police Department.  Click to check on openings for a career or to apply online.  For information on the tests involved in becoming a police officer, click here.
  • Police Officer (lateral)            
  • Police Officer Trainee
  • Community Service Officer                                                                 
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Police Property and Evidence Technician
  • Police Clerk
  • Reserve Officer
  • Police Assistant

For further information about the Department, Police Officer, Lateral, contact the Training Unit of the Modesto Police Department at (209) 572-9513.

For information on courses to take, contact California State University Stanislaus at (209) 667-3122 or Modesto Junior College at (209) 575-6498. For further information on jobs in law enforcement and information on how to prepare for the written exam, check out the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) website.