Career Opportunities

Police Lieutenant
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The ideal candidate will be an inspiring, team-oriented leader with an incredible work ethic known for adhering to high standards and service excellence. They will be an innovative and resourceful manager who displays a relentless commitment to professionalism. Extensive community engagement experience and an advanced understanding of contemporary policing practices will be expected. Experience with critical incidents and in implementing successful crime reduction strategies are desirable. They will be expected to cultivate and maintain effective partnerships with the community, city staff, and other law enforcement agencies to respond to emerging needs.


The Chief is seeking a skilled professional with excellent oral and written communication skills and a collaborative, problem-solving approach to be an active member of the Department’s management team. They must be able to earn the trust and respect of the Police Department staff and demonstrate the willingness to recognize and reward good performance. The ability to lead by example and hold staff accountable while treating employees with dignity and respect will be essential to success.


The ideal candidate will be an honest, consistent, and firm but fair decision maker and should be a champion of integrity and ethics for the Department, promoting transparency and team building at all levels of the organization.

To be considered for this position, a completed employment application, a cover letter and a current résumé must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by 5:00 pm, April 20, 2022.


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Police Officer Trainee

The Police Officer Trainee position is an entry level position, requiring no prior law enforcement experience. Applicants are required to possess a valid California Driver’s License, be a U.S. Citizen and be at least 21 years old at time of swear-in. All applicants must possess strong moral character, as well as good work ethic and maturity. 

The Police Officer Trainee is sponsored by Newark to attend a CA P.O.S.T. certified police academy. Upon successful completion of the academy, the trainee will be eligible for appointment to the position of Police Officer.  New Police Officers will receive benefits available to regular employees and will serve an 18-month probationary period.

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Police Officer Lateral & Academy Graduates

For well-qualified officers, the Newark Police Department offers accelerated hiring and training programs, as well as numerous lateral entry incentives.  Our program is designed to recognize and reward your skills and experience, to include: $2500 academy reimbursement and $2500 for moving expenses. Well qualified laterals may receive an elevated salary range and may transfer 120 hours of vacation and 100 hours of sick leave to Newark upon hire. 

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Police Dispatch

Under general supervision, the Public Safety Dispatcher receives emergency and non-emergency calls for service and dispatches police and fire units or other public safety personnel; performs data entry and other clerical duties; and performs related work as assigned.


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