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Police Recruitment

Garden Grove Police Officers

Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Garden Grove Police Department’s recruitment webpage. The greatest strength of the Garden Grove Police Department is the quality of our staff and the training, talent, and commitment they bring to providing superior public service. Garden Grove is a great place to live and work, and I invite you to see what opportunities are available here and apply for one of the open recruitment positions below. Thank you for considering us and I wish you all the best of luck.

Chief Todd Elgin

2019 Hiring Timeline

JANUARY 2019
OPEN 1/2/2019
CLOSE 1/22/2019
PAT (Physical Agility Test) 2/2/2019 OCSA
PELLETB (Written Exam) 2/19/2019
ORAL PANEL INTERVIEW 3/21/2019
APRIL 2019
OPEN 4/1/2019
CLOSE 4/29/2019
PAT (Physical Agility Test) 5/11/2019 OCSA
PELLETB (Written Exam) 5/15/2019
ORAL PANEL INTERVIEW 6/13/2019
JULY 2019
OPEN 7/1/2019
CLOSE 7/29/2019
PAT (Physical Agility Test) 8/17/2019 OCSA
PELLETB (Written Exam) 8/21/2019
ORAL PANEL INTERVIEW 9/19/2019
OCTOBER 2019
OPEN 10/1/2019
CLOSE 10/29/2019
PAT (Physical Agility Test) 11/16/2019 OCSA
PELLETB (Written Exam) 11/20/2019
ORAL PANEL INTERVIEW 12/18/2019

Positions in the Garden Grove Police Department

Garden Grove Police Officers

Police Recruit
Salary: $28.30 Hourly

Police Recruit – Academy Enrolled
Salary: $28.30 Hourly

Police Officer – Academy Trained
Salary: $6,106 - $8,510 Monthly

Lateral Police Officer
Salary: $6,106 - $8,510 Monthly

Reserve Police Officer – Level I, II, III (Part-Time)
Salary: $18.10 - $23.50 Hourly

Public Safety Dispatcher

Public Safety Dispatcher
Salary: $4,808 - $6,700 Monthly

Police Records Specialist

Police Records Specialist
Salary: $3,750 - $5,227 Monthly

Police Cadet

Police Cadet (Part-Time)
Salary: $12 - $12.30 Hourly