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    Make History

    Join the SFPD.
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    A Golden Opportunity

    Become an SF police officer.
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    San Francisco is Counting On Us

    Take a job you can be proud of.
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    We are Hiring! Civilian Job Openings

Join the SFPD – and be part of San Francisco’s finest!

San Francisco is a world-class city with a world-class police force. From Fisherman’s Wharf to Golden Gate Park and from Nob Hill to the Tenderloin, whether we’re on foot patrol, horseback, or in squad cars, investigating felonies, responding to emergencies or leading classes on public safety, we’re working with you to help keep our community safe. 

 “The San Francisco Police Department offers qualified men and women the opportunity to make a positive difference in our citizens’ daily lives. I encourage you to apply today to see how you can become one of San Francisco’s finest.”

– Chief William Scott

Applying is easy!


Apply with the City and County of San Francisco at (Entry Level (Q-2) Police Officer)

Go to, choose law enforcement and register to take the San Francisco Police Department written exam. Choose an available and convenient exam date. You will receive an email confirming your exam date, time and location.

Have Questions?

Contact the San Francisco Police Department Recruitment Unit

1245 3rd Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Phone: 1-415-837-7270

Fax: 1-415-575-6095

Email: [email protected]

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