Every police officer at Berkeley PD is unique in their own way. What do we have in common? We rise to the occasion and we keep a level head while protecting the city we care about. Becoming a police officer is not always an easy feat, but at Berkeley PD we support you every step of the way.

If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding law enforcement career, then you’re in the right place. Take a look at open police officer career options and apply today. You belong in Berkeley.


  • $128k Max base salary after 6 years
  • Classic CalPERS Retirement 2.7% at 57 depending on individual eligibility
  • Retirement medical benefits for qualifying spouse or domestic partner
  • $1400 annual uniform allowance
  • Special assignments w/premium pay
  • Bilingual Add Pay
  • 2-6 Weeks vacation depending on years of service
  • 13 Paid holidays and 3 floating holidays
  • Choose a 3 or 4 day work week
  • Paid workouts
  • Additional education and P.O.S.T. incentive pay
  • Academy recruits have salary and expenses paid



  • *Homicide
  • Robbery
  • Youth & Family Services
  • School Resource Officer
  • Sex Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Property Crimes
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Community Service
  • Internal Affairs
  • Personnel & Training
  • Explosive Ordinance Tech
  • *Special Response Team
  • *Hostage Negotiator
  • *Field Training Officer
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Firearms and Tactics Instructor
  • Defensive Tacticts Instructor
  • Background Investigator
  • Peer Support


  • All of Entry Level (above list) benefits included
  • Classic CalPERS Retirement 3% at 55 depending on individual eligibility

Have questions on becoming a police officer?

Reach out to one of our recruiters today and learn more about your next Berkeley police officer career. 

TEXT "bpdjobs" to (510) 399-1814 TO CONNECT WITH A RECRUITER!