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COVID-19/Coronavirus - The City of Chula Vista is suspending operations except for critical public safety operations. For other exceptions and additional information visit our Coronavirus page here.





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Career Opportunities

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Your Career Starts Here.

Welcome to the CVPD.  We’re a progressive organization that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation, and rewards employee performance.  The CVPD promotes employee involvement in decision-making and problem solving. Through this commitment to inclusiveness, the CVPD receives strong support and an exemplary approval rating from the community.

There are significant opportunities for career advancement through the CVPD.  We’re seeking motivated individuals who are beginning their careers, as well as those interested in a career change.  Prior law enforcement experience is welcome but not required.

Ongoing Recruitments:

Lateral Officer

Peace Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate)

Applications accepted continuously. Qualified Lateral Officers may be eligible for New Hire Incentive Pay up to $10,000, up to 80 hours vacation, and may qualify for “Top Officer’s Pay”. Eligibility is based on experience and Chief's discretion.

Apply Now!

Police Recruit

Police Recruit (Entry Level)

Police Recruit is the entry-level position to a career in municipal law enforcement. After successfully completing the Police Academy, the Police Recruit will then automatically promote to the classification of Peace Officer.

Recruitment closes March 31, 2020.

Apply Now!



Police Dispatcher Trainee / Dispatcher

Join the elite group of individuals trained to manage emergency situations and dispatch officers to the scene for the Chula Vista Police Department.

Recruitment pending.





Police Officer/ Recruit Pay Chart

Police Officer Benefits Information

Police Officer Job Description

Recruiting Frequently Asked Questions

Peace Officer Written Practice Test

Peace Officer Disqualifications

Physical Agility Test - Obstacle Course


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Careers in the Police Department

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