Join Our Team!
The Stockton Police Department is dedicated to making a difference in our community.
With over 400 sworn Officers and over 150 civilian personnel, the Stockton Police Department offers rewarding opportunities.
Do you have questions? Contact a Recruiter and we can help.
Our Recruiting Team travels to numerous events both local and throughout the state to find the best possible talent. Come to a recruiting event and meet us in person.
We encourage you to review the positions we have available both sworn officer and civilian.
The Stockton Police Department and our community partners host a variety of events throughout the year.
We value the opportunity to build community relationships through casual conversation.
Here are some of our community events:
- Coffee with the Police
- Cocoa with the Cops
- Police in the Park
- Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
- And more!
A Message from Chief of Police Eric Jones
Welcome to the Stockton Police Department.
We are a department nationally recognized in trust-building efforts with our community and developed a refined policing philosophy recognized as Principled Policing.
This innovative approach resulted in expanded work with the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.
Our department has since been recognized as a leader for contributions to the law enforcement profession, attested by the fact that our programs are being replicated at other departments throughout the United States.
Chief of Police
The Stockton Police Department Strategic Plan:
The Stockton Police Department is an outstanding organization that also recognizes the need and opportunity for continual improvement.
To that end, our Strategic Plan is the result of much collaboration among SPD staff.
We are excited to move forward in pursuit of the goals and objectives included in this strategic plan and are confident this plan's successful implementation will keep the SPD positioned at the forefront of contemporary, effective, law enforcement organizations nationwide.
The Stockton Police Department will focus on accomplishing the following goals over the next three years:
- Reduce crime and blight
- Increase trust between the community and police
- Recruit and hire a qualified, diverse workforce
- Employ staff who are highly trained, knowledgeable, and prepared
Our Family Services programs are focused on providing all Stockton residents with the support they need to keep all members of their families safe and informed.