OUR FAMILY.

YOUR FUTURE.

Welcome to CVPD: We’re a progressive organization that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation, and rewards employee performance. We’re seeking motivated individuals from all walks of life to join our family.

OUR FAMILY.

YOUR FUTURE.

Welcome to CVPD: We’re not just a department – We are a dynamic community of diverse minds coming together to redefine excellence through innovation and performance. We’re seeking motivated individuals from all walks of life to join our family.

JOIN CVPD

Chula Vista Police Department is a rapidly-growing organization that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation, and rewards employee performance.

Chula Vista PD has a reputation and standard other agencies look up to and admire. Everything from the innovations in technology, to the experience we acquire on the streets, we are leading the way in law enforcement. Want to work hard and have a fulfilling career? Chula Vista is the place to be.

police officer recruit

Police Officer Recruit

EARN UP TO $83,153 / year
WHILE ATTENDING 6 MONTH ACADEMY

Police Recruit is the entry-level position to a career in municipal law enforcement. At Chula Vista PD, we believe in the power of performance. We are ready to answer the call, whatever the need. Join us and unlock your full potential in a welcoming and rewarding environment.

Minimum requirements

  • must be at least 20 years of age at time of application and 21 years of age at time of appointment;

  • must have a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment;

  • must meet citizenship requirements as defined under California Government Code Sections 1031(a) and 1031.5

  • minimum education of High school Diploma or GED;

  • able to pass rigorous background process

Lateral Police officer

Lateral Police Officer

Earn up to $122,225 / year
plus New Hire Incentive Pay up to $25,000

Experience the best of both worlds at Chula Vista PD - the intimacy of a mid-size agency and the vast opportunities of a larger department. Here at Chula Vista PD, experience is valued and career development is encouraged. Plant the seeds of your future with us, and together we'll cultivate success.

Minimum requirements

Applicants currently employed as a paid, full-time sworn Peace Officer (or equivalent) with a California city Police, county Sheriff, or state law enforcement agency with at least one year of continuous full-time law enforcement experience at time of application. A copy of the appropriate POST certificate must be submitted at time of application.

Police Dispatcher

Police Dispatcher

Dispatch Call taker (hourly)
Dispatch trainee
Lateral Dispatcher

The Dispatch Call Taker position is part-time and is paid between $24.60 - $29.90/hour.

The Dispatch Trainee position is not currently open. Interested individuals will be notified when the application period opens.

Our Lateral Dispatcher position is for individuals who have experience in Police Dispatching and their salary range is between $70,368 - $85,532.52/year (depending on qualifications).

Minimum requirements

  • must be at least 18 years of age at time of application.

  • must have a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment;

  • must meet citizenship requirements as defined under California Government Code Sections 1031(a) and 1031.5

  • minimum education of High school Diploma or GED OR have two years of responsible clerical, administrative, public information or emergency service, including radio-telephone communications, work;

  • able to pass rigorous background process

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