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    Hiring Process

    Being a Police Officer is a job that comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility and dedication. Therefore, the Santa Monica Police Department takes the selection process very seriously. We have long set a standard of providing excellent public service with the highest level of professionalism. The sections below will help guide you through the hiring process for Police Officers.

    For those interested in civilian employment, hiring processes and requirements will vary. Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Application Review

    Written Exam

    Physical Fitness Qualifier

    Oral Interview

    Background Investigation

    Psychological & Medical Exam


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