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The Police Department offers many opportunities for employment. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for some positions, while others open for applications when there is a vacancy.

The City of Carlsbad job opportunities page has a list of open positions within the Police Department. Each position includes a link to the job description, requirements, and salary.


Employees of the City of Carlsbad Police Department have access to confidential law enforcement information and interact with armed personnel, as well as crime victims and suspects. As a result, all candidates for any position in the department are subject to a thorough background investigation.

Hiring process

If a candidate meets the minimum requirements to be a city employee, a candidate may be considered for employment upon completion of the following:

  • Credit check
  • Driving history
  • Criminal history
  • Polygraph
  • Medical examination
  • Psychological evaluation

Salary and benefits

As an employee for the City of Carlsbad Police Department, some of the benefits include:

  • Excellent salary and benefit package
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Modern police facility with physical fitness equipment
  • College reimbursement program
  • Scenic beach area with a mild climate
  • Opportunity to serve in a supportive community