Santa Monica Police Department – The Benchmark for Excellence!

A career with the Santa Monica Police Department offers you a fulfilling profession in law enforcement serving with an agency that strives to be the benchmark for excellence in law enforcement.

The Santa Monica Police Department is dedicated to safeguarding our community by improving quality of life and upholding public trust. Our Department boasts an innovative approach to community oriented policing and works with many partners to meet the public safety needs of the City and the community.

We are unique in not only providing a challenging and varied work environment, but also in our strong commitment to continued learning and development throughout our employees’ careers.

If you are motivated, possess integrity and a strong work ethic, we encourage you to pursue a career with the Santa Monica Police Department. Our Department offers opportunities for career development, promotions, and a wide range of challenging and rewarding special assignments.

The starting salary for a sworn officer is $80,988

Visit our website at to learn more about the exciting police department career opportunities, including a highly competitive benefits and compensation package, available in the Santa Monica PD.

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