Nevada City, CA
Employment Opportunities

***Exciting News!***

December 2021

Lateral Police Officer/Academy Grad or enrolled/Level I Reserve Police Officer Recruitment – Nevada City, California

City Council recently voted 5-0 to “support and enhance” the police department. This means in part, a serious effort moving forward to better the current pay and benefits to ensure we are competitive when hiring and that retention is balanced.   

Now would be a great time to join! We are authorized to hire four (4) police officers. The first hires would enjoy immediate seniority. Starting pay within the current range depends on qualifications. states, “This forest-wrapped hamlet of handsome Victorian-era homes and tree-lined streets 60 miles northeast of Sacramento is one of Gold Country’s prettiest towns.” The city has received a number of accolades over the years to include the best place to live.

Should you be interested in joining us, working in a small but efficient department, in a low crime area that supports public outreach and problem solving, reach out to Interim Police Chief Dan Foss for a confidential conversation: [email protected] or (530) 265-4700. 

In terms of fast-track hiring, the most successful candidates would likely be laterals - California or other states with comparable standards - those who are already proficient on patrol, can easily pass the required background process, and can start soon. However, we are also interested in outstanding people who recently graduated from the police academy, currently attending, or have an enrollment date. We have three level I Reserve Police Officers and are looking to expand that cadre, as well.    


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