The Santa Monica Police Department is composed of 216 sworn police officers and more than 460 total staff members. With a variety of civilian and sworn employment opportunities, you are sure to find the area that best suits your interests and career goals. Our department boasts an innovative approach to community oriented policing and strives to meet the needs of the City and community. We continue to implement solutions, provide a challenging work environment, and encourage continued learning and development throughout our employees’ careers.
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Learn more about the City of Santa Monica, its demographics, and why it is a great place to work.
If you are interested in working for the department in a non-sworn capacity such as in technical, analytical, and administrative positions, explore this section for additional information.
Sworn Police Officers
Do you have what it takes to become a Santa Monica Police Officer? Whether becoming an officer with the Santa Monica Police Department is a lifelong goal or a recent interest, you can learn more about your potential career path here.
Not only is working for the Santa Monica Police Department a fulfilling experience, but you will also take advantage of the many benefits available to both sworn and non-sworn personnel.