SJPD Star


Career Paths - A Wide Range of Opportunity

Promotional Ranks

Sergeant
Sergeant Stripes
  Deputy Chief Two Stars
Lieutenant
Lieutenant's Bar
  Assistant Chief Three stars
Captain
Captain
  Police Chief Four stars

 

Over 50 Specialized Units & Assignments

  • 290 (Sex Offenders) Registration Team
  • Air Support (Helicopter/Fixed Wing)
  • Airport Police
  • Assaults Unit
  • Auto Theft Detail (vehicle crimes)
  • Backgrounds Unit
  • Bomb Squad
  • Bureau Of Field Ops - Administration Unit
  • Burglary Unit
  • Canine Unit
  • Child Exploits (ICAC) Internet Crimes Against Children
  • City Attorney Investigator Detail
  • Court Liaison Unit
  • Covert Response Unit (CRU)
  • Crime Analysis
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Crisis Management Unit
  • DEA (Drug Task Force)
  • Downtown Services Unit (DSU)
  • Family Violence Unit /Elder Abuse/ Threat Management
  • Field Training Program
  • Financial Crimes Unit (Fraud)
  • Gaming Unit
  • Gang Investigations Unit
  • Human Trafficking Unit
  • Homicide Unit
  • Information Desk
  • Intelligence Unit
  • Internal Affairs
  • Juvenile Unit
  • MERGE Unit (SWAT team)
  • Mayor's Security Detail
  • Metro Unit
  • Missing Persons Unit
  • Mounted Unit
  • Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC)
  • Patrol (14 divisions)
  • Permits Unit
  • Police Academy
  • Police Activities League (PAL)
  • Police Personnel
  • Press Information Officer (PIO)
  • Range
  • RATTF (Bay Area Auto Theft Task Force)
  • Recruiting Unit
  • Research & Development
  • Reserve Police Unit
  • Robbery Unit
  • School Liaison Unit
  • Secondary Employment Unit
  • Sexual Assaults Unit
  • Systems Development
  • Tactical Negotiator
  • Traffic Enforcement Unit (Motors)
  • Traffic Investigations (vehicle crimes)
  • Training Unit
  • Vice Squad
  • Video Unit

 


The City of San José is committed to open and honest government and strives to consistently meet the community's expectations by
providing excellent service, in a positive and timely manner, and in the full view of the public. Read more about the City Code of Ethics.