San Jose Police Department
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When I turned eighteen I used to be a spoiled military brat • The Past EIGHTEEN YEARS WAS NOTHING BUT DRILLS DRILLS DRILLS • Making me into a RealMAN!
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Get out

If you really must take a job here, just do what everyone does and put in your two years or however long a legitimate agency requires and get out. The entire city is understaffed, overworked, and underpaid.


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good place to work

Good place and excellent benefits. crazy amount of overtime to your hearts desire, can make good money with pay jobs. supervisors and senior officers sometimes get into your business. overall good place to work for.


Good pay and benefits


long hours
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A great place to work with many options.

San Jose was a great place for me to work. I had many different opportunities to expand my interests and desires. There is something for everybody once you finish with your probation period. The sky is the limit with a large department.


A great place to make a difference in some ones life.


Public service is a difficult job now these day.
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I receive training and supply by the school safety program from the SJPD.I been working for 16 years. I work different school and I love my don't get pay for holidays or summer vacation.
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Great place but stressful

Hardest part of the job is making sure the information you give to police officers over the phone is 100% accurate because one wrong piece of information could cost them their life. (Records Department)


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They only take the best

The training staff there will help you pass the course, its up to you to do the rest. The experience I had while working there will be something I will keep with me as I move on, I learned a lot about myself, the community and law enforcement family.
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Good hourly rate and supervisor

I received a good hourly pay rate and I had an excellent supervisor. Job was only ten hours a week though. Job could be stressful due to having to control traffic and pedestrian flow. Parents were appreciative and children were enjoyable to work with.


Lots of time off


Not enough hours
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Personal and Private

There really isn't much that can be said for working for them. It pretty much is what the title says, it's a police department and nothing more. Thank you,
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Rarely gets boring and plenty of assignments to work.

There are several units that are available to officers. From flying a helicopter to investigating homicides. There is also room for promotions as the department expands.
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Productive and exciting place to work.

Great place to work and make a difference in peoples lives. Interpret and enforce laws. Protect the innocent and save lives. Great coworkers likeminded.




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Supportive management

Productive and fun workplace, nice co workers, great experience. My supervisor is very nice and supportive, I had the opportunity to learn from different departments.
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Productive and challenging work place

Learned how to quickly react under stress while making informed decisions with proper education about my environment.
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Struggling department due to pay and benefit structure

The department was once the best in the nation. It needs to get back to that status.


Working with good people.


New benefits and retirement system
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above average place to work

I enjoyed working for this company, the only reason I chose to leave this company was I had my second child, my daughter and I ended up moving with my immediate family (husband, son daugthter) to Michigan from California to pursue a career advancement for my husband's job.
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
4.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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