Apply to be a National City Police Officer
Application: Apply using the City of National City’s online application.
LATERAL OFFICER/ACADEMY GRADUATE POLICE OFFICER POSITIONS:
The City continuously accepts applications from current police officers and police academy graduates for our Lateral Police Officer position. Lateral Police Officer interviews are held periodically throughout the year.
To learn more about the hiring process please see our hiring process page below:
Police Recruit: $51,802.66 – 66,152.84 per year ($24.91 – $31.80 per hour)
Police Officer: $5,845.17 – $7,464.49 per month ($33.72 – $43.06 per hour)
$70,142.02 – $89.573.90 per year
Medical/Dental: Cafeteria style plan
Retirement: 2.7% @ 57- PERS Tier 3 (CalPERS employee contribution: 9%)
457 Deferred Compensation Plan
Current Peace Officer candidates hired as Lateral Officers are eligible for CalPERS Tier 2 Retirement Plan (3% @ 55)
4/10 schedule for patrol (weekends off half the year)
Shift Differential: Swing Shift: 2%; Graveyard: 4%
Intermediate POST/Advanced POST (2%/7%)
Bilingual Pay 4%
Sworn Officers that are residents of National City receive $200 a month.
Annual uniform allowance of $900 ($450 upon hire)
1-5 years of service: 24 Days
6-15 years of service: 29 Days
15+ years of service: 34 Days
Lateral hires may accrue vacation and holiday leave with the City based on previous public safety employment.
96 hours per year
Retiree Health Benefit:
$20 per each year of service (minimum 20 years of service)
POLICE FACILITY FEATURES:
- On-site gym
- Men’s/Women’s Locker Rooms
- 911 Dispatch Center
- Indoor Firing Range
- Temporary Holding Facility