Ripon Police Department

“Protect, Serve and Maintain our Quaility of Life”

Lateral, Academy Graduate & Reserve Police Officer

Starting Salary:  $78,844 – $90,974


  • 2.5% for Intermediate POST Certificate
  • 2.5% for Advanced POST Certificate
  • 1.5% for Associate of Arts Degree
    • Total of 3% for a Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Monthly Stipend for Bilingual Pay

Filing: Continuous

The City of Ripon is a family-oriented community located along the Stanislaus River in San Joaquin County, with a population of approximately 15,000.  We welcome all eligible applicants to apply for the position of police officer and join our team of dedicated law enforcement professionals. Our agency provides our officers with the opportunity to participate in numerous specialized assignments, including:

  • Investigations  Unit
  • School Resource Officer
  • K-9 Handler
  • SWAT
  • Bike & LSV Off-Road Patrol
  • Drug & Gang Unit
  • Honor Guard
  • Explorer Program Instructor
  • Junior Police Academy Instructor
  • Traffic Unit

THE POSITION: Under the general supervision of the Chief of Police, officers are responsible for enforcement of State and Local laws, preventative patrol, traffic enforcement, investigative assignments, and to perform such other duties as may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: The position requires completion of high school or equivalent and proof of completion of P.O.S.T. Basic Academy. Supplemental college course work desirable. Applicants considered for employment must pass a medical, psychological and background screening. Standard vision of 20/100 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other. Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License. Must be eligible to work in the United States, and live within a 35 mile radius of the Ripon City Hall (after hiring).

BENEFITS: The City of Ripon provides medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits to all full-time employees and their dependents.  The city participates both in Social Security and the Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) for full-time police officers.  Classic Members 3% @ 55, New Members 2.7% @ 57.  10 vacation days @ 1 year of service, 15 days @ 4 years, 20 days @ 14 years, 25 days after 25 years.  13 holidays per year, 4 paid and 9 given as vacation time.  8 hours of sick leave are earned per month with unlimited accumulation.  A complete uniform is provided upon employment and a $1,000 per year uniform allowance after completion of probationary period. We offer a take-home patrol vehicle to officers that live in the City of Ripon.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Applications are screened for completeness and minimum qualifications. Once screened, candidates will participate in an oral board. An eligibility list will be established by ranking candidates according to their overall scores. The list will remain in effect for one (1) year unless it is exhausted sooner, terminated, or extended by the City.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A City of Ripon employment application, proof of completed POST Basic Academy and resume are required.  Note:  If you are currently enrolled in the Police Academy and in good standing, your application will still be accepted.  Applications are available on-line or in person at the Ripon Police Department. Submit your application, resume, and proof of completed POST Basic Academy to the Ripon Police Department, 259 N. Wilma Ave, Ripon CA 95366

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For more information, contact Sergeant Meece at (209)599-0247 or via e-mail: gro.nopirfoyticnull@eceems.

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