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Post Date:10/11/2017 12:38 PM

If you are looking for a rewarding career in law enforcement, then the City of Chula Vista could be your answer. Currently, the City is hiring Police Dispatchers and Lateral Police Officers. In addition to competitive salaries, Chula Vista has many assets to offer its employees including upgraded equipment, excellent schools, and affordable housing in one of the country’s top ten safest cities with populations over 200,000.  Chula Vista is the second largest city in San Diego County, 13th largest in the state and the 89th largest in the country.

The position of Peace Officer performs a variety of duties involved in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and order; participates in and conducts a variety of criminal investigations; provides assistance to special crime prevention and law enforcement programs; and performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services.

Those who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to apply provided the following criteria are met: be currently enrolled in a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved basic Police academy, or successfully completed California POST certified academy, lateral or out-of-state lateral applicant.

An added recruitment incentive for lateral applicants was approved by the Chula Vista City Council on October 10.  It awards an incentive of up to $10,000 for any experienced lateral hired by the Department.

Police Dispatcher and Police Dispatcher Trainee positions are also available. The Police Dispatcher Trainee is an entry-level position to learn the Dispatcher tasks while the Police Dispatcher position is a more advanced position. A very important requirement of this field is the ability to type at a rate of 40 net words per minute (certificate required) in addition to handling the constant emergency telephone calls to 9-1-1. Recently, the Chula Vista Police Department installed a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system with state-of-the-art features to better serve its residents.

The Chula Vista Police Department is committed to providing excellent service by hiring exceptional Peace Officers and Police Dispatchers. To see if you have the requirements to be part of this outstanding team, go to

In addition, those without Peace Officer experience, can sign up to receive notification when a new position opens on the job interest card at

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