Police Officer Lateral/Academy Graduate

City of Shafter is currently hiring for Police Officer Lateral/Academy Graduate.

Sign On Bonus:

  • $5,000 sign on bonus paid in two installments; half upon hire and half upon successful completion of probationary period.
  • Matched vacation accruals based on years of full-time sworn law enforcement experience.

Police Officer Lateral:

Minimum of two years’ patrol is highly desirable.

Academy Graduate:

Must have graduated from a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) certified Basic Peace Officer Academy within the last (3) three years or scheduled to graduate the academy within the next two months.


Under general supervision, perform a wide variety of peace officer duties in a community-oriented approach, involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation, testimony, traffic enforcement and performs other related work as assigned.


  • Full-time position
  • $2,106.00 to $2,561.00 biweekly
  • City-paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance for employee and dependents

To Apply:

Visit www.shafter.com/employment