September 1, 2023

The City of Garden Grove is now accepting online applications for sworn and non-sworn positions for the Garden Grove Police Department. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 25, 2023. To apply online, visit

Job openings for full-time and part-time positions include:
• Police Cadet
• Police Recruit
• Police Recruit - Academy Enrolled
• Police Officer - Academy Trained
• Lateral Police Officer

Centrally located in Orange County, Garden Grove is a diverse city that values and relies on a community policing philosophy. The City of Garden Grove offers competitive benefits, including contributions toward medical, dental, and vision coverage; Garden Grove Police Association paid percentage of lifetime medical; tuition reimbursement; bilingual pay; military leave with pay; military service buyback through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS); and flexible job opportunities across the department.

For sworn police officers, the Garden Grove Police Department offers in-service training programs and specializations in the areas of canine handling, gang suppression, investigations, juvenile services, motorcycle traffic enforcement, patrol, special weapons and tactics, vice-narcotic enforcement, and more after sufficient experience in the police department.

The Garden Grove Police Cadet Program introduces young men and women to the various aspects of the police department to prepare them for a career in law enforcement.

Visit to apply online or for more information, including job details and qualifications, or contact Corporal Jason Johnson from the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5922 or