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Special Announcement: The recruitment for Police Officer Recruit and Police Officer Trainee will be temporarily closed from Friday December 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM to Friday December 23, 2016 at 8:00 AM. We are going to be actively hiring for these positions after December 23, 2016. If you have any questions please contact the Recruitment Team by emailing
The Modesto Police Department is always looking for motivated, intelligent people. From lateral transfers of seasoned Police Officers, to Academy Recruits, to Community Service Officers and Police Clerks, the Modesto Police Department wants to attract the best of the best for service to our community.

The Modesto Police Department has an authorized strength of over 209 sworn personnel and 78 non-sworn personnel. The Department has 3 divisions - the Operations Division, the Investigative Services Division and the Support Division.
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There are various career opportunities available in the Modesto Police Department. Check on career openings and apply online. Find information on the tests involved in becoming a police officer (PDF).

Additional Information

For further information about the Department, contact the Training Unit of the Modesto Police Department at 209-572-9513.

For information on course requirements, contact California State University Stanislaus at 209-667-3122 or Modesto Junior College at 209-575-6498. For further information on jobs in law enforcement and information on how to prepare for the written exam, visit the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) website.