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Careers with the RPD

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Are you considering a career, or a career move to the Roseville Police Department? Read on for more information about the city and the department!

For tips on how to prepare yourself for a career in law enforcement, click here.

To view a video about the Roseville Police Department's physical agility test for police officer applicants, click here.

For information about the hiring process for entry level police officers (candidates who have not yet completed police academy) click here.

 The Community

Roseville is a growing valley city with about 122,104 residents and a much higher daytime population of employees and visitors, situated fifteen miles northeast of Sacramento, 100 miles east of San Francisco and 100 miles west of LakeTahoe.

Roseville is one of the most prosperous employment, recreation, health care and retail shopping areas in California. Major employers in Roseville include Hewlett Packard, NEC Electronics, PRIDE Industries, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Hospital. The 177-store Westfield Galleria shopping mall, the Roseville Automall and hundreds of other stores and restaurants draw shoppers from all over the region. Roseville is also a safe community for families. Roseville’s violent crime rate is 32 percent below the state average. The city’s high-ranked public schools and recreation venues--movie theater complexes, a water recreation park, nearby Folsom Lake, four golf courses, 64 parks and 3,236 acres of open space—make Roseville an ideal place to live, play, work, raise a family and retire.

 Salary and Benefits

Roseville’s current base salary for fully trained police officers ranges from $56,232 to $80,972 a year. Current salary schedules for all city positions are posted here.

  • PERS public safety retirement, 3 percent at age 50 for current sworn employees and new hires from a reciprocal agency, and 2.7% at age 57 for other new sworn hires
  • PERS retirement, 2.7% at age 55 for current nonsworn employees and new hires from a reciprocal agency, and 2% at age 62 for other new nonsworn hires
  • Generous City contribution toward a choice of medical, dental and vision plans
  • On-duty physical fitness program for all sworn officers
  • Up to 10 percent educational incentive
  • 3/11, 4/11 or 4/10 work schedule for most positions

    Training day scheduled every 6 weeks

    More information about benefits is posted here. 

     The Department

    The Roseville Police Department’s headquarters, opened in 1998, includes a recently expanded police and fire ten-station communications center, a fitness center, a 25-bed Type 1 jail staffed by civilian correctional officers, and an indoor firing range. The RPD is currently staffed by approximately 200 permanent employees, including 124 sworn officers. The RPD is a busy, full-service, community-oriented department.Officers and civilian community service take reports on a wide variety of calls every day, from minor thefts and “fender benders” to major crimes.

    If you enjoy a wide variety of calls and interaction with citizens, then Roseville PD might be a good fit for you. In return you will receive the respect, support and appreciation of the Roseville community.

Special assignments

Qualified personnel may apply for the following assignments as they become available.

Full time rotational assignments:

    •    Traffic (motors)                •    DUI enforcement            •        Investigation

    •    Vice and Narcotics Enforcement Team                      •        K9s

    •    Crime Suppression Unit        •    Youth service/school resource officers

    •    Regional narcotics task force        •        Regional auto theft task force

Collateral assignments:

SWAT officers and dispatchers

Hostage negotiation team

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (bomb squad)

Field Training Officer

Crime scene investigation (both sworn and professional civilian staff)

Public information field officers

Peer support team (sworn and professional civilian staff)

For more information about the Roseville Police Department, contact Sgt. Missy Morris in the Professional Standards Unit at (916)746-1076, or email her at


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