Police Officers - StudentsThe City of San Marino's Police Department is looking for dedicated, community-oriented police officers to join the department. You can read the information below to learn more about the department and its benefits. If you are interested in applying, please see the City's job listings page and follow the instructions on the job flyer. The Police Department is accepting applications for police officer recruits (no experience necessary) as well as lateral police officers. If you have any questions about the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Division at (626) 300-0780.

Job Listings

Professional Development Opportunities
  • Detectives
  • Field Training Officer
  • Tactical Flight Officer 
  • Range Master
  • Traffic/Motors
Compensation & Benefits
  • $1,200 monthly allotment toward medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability.
  • Police Officer Monthly Salary: $6,168 - $7,497.
  • Compressed work schedule – 3/12 for patrol and 4/10 for other special assignments.
  • Education incentive from $126.53 to $375.23 monthly.
  • Employees are eligible to enroll their children into the San Marino Unified School District while employed by the city even if their parents do not reside in San Marino.
  • Onsite fitness and workout facility for city employees.
  • Outside detail event pay - security and traffic safety at movie and television filming, social events, and the Huntington Library and Gardens at currently negotiated rates.
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) 2% at 57 retirement formula (employee pays 7%).
  • Uniform allowance is $850 annually.
  • Vacation leave - employees are eligible for 178 hours of vacation accrual in their first year of employment; increasing to 360 hours dependent on years of service.
Reasons to Work for the smpd
  • Ability to make a difference
  • Community outreach opportunities
  • Department promotes a healthy work-life balance
  • Extraordinary community support
  • Family atmosphere / positive culture
  • Ongoing professional training and development
  • Superior equipment


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