Employment Opportunities

The Greenfield Police Department invites qualified men and women to apply for a rewarding and dedicated career as a police officer. Greenfield is a unique community that balances the beauty and calm of a sparkling village-by-the-sea atmosphere with big city benefits and opportunities. We are a city of 18,000 in population and our officers provide a wide range of police-related services that make the job interesting and challenging. We are a large enough department to engage most contemporary police functions, but small enough to still remember your first name and not treat you like a number. The pay and benefits package, the affordable cost of living, and the friendliness of our citizens make the position of police officer a much sought-after career.
Police officers lined up on a bridge.
The City of Greenfield accepts employment applications on a continuous basis for Police Officers (Academy Enrolled/Graduates), Lateral Police Officers, Reserve Police Officers, and Out-of-State Police Officers who have enrolled/completed the P.O.S.T. Re-qualification requirements.

Current Opportunities


We are now accepting applications for the following positions


Recruit Police Officer


For candidates who do not have police/peace officer experience or training within the State of California. This classification also applies to police officers from other states without the P.O.S.T. and waiver and federal law enforcement officers who do not possess a California P.O.S.T. Academy Certificate. To learn more about the police academy and how to become a Recruit Police Officer.


Police Officer


For candidates with minimal law enforcement experience holding a Basic Certificate from a California P.O.S.T. Police Academy. Starting annual salary is $62,441.

Lateral Police Officer


For candidates who have a valid California P.O.S.T. Certificate and have successfully completed the probationary period at a California law enforcement agency. Lateral Police Officer salary range is $64,313 - $76,793 depending on experience, training and education.

Out-of-State Lateral Police Officer


For candidates who have a valid California P.O.S.T. Waiver and have successfully completed the probationary period at a law enforcement agency. Obtain additional information about this status.

Reserve Police Officer


Candidates must possess a certificate of completion from a P.O.S.T. Certified training institution as Reserve Officer Level I, II, or III and possess a Basic P.O.S.T. certificate will satisfy this requirement. All uniforms and equipment are provided by the City of Greenfield. Duties included: Assist regular officers in the enforcement of laws and in maintaining peace and order within the community. Assignments of Reserve Officers will usually be to augment the Patrol Division. Reserve Officers may be assigned to other areas with the Department as needed. Reserve Officers are required to work 16 hours per month.

To obtain additional information about employment in the Greenfield Police Department contact Daniel Sotello. You can also access job descriptions, job application and the personal history statement (PDF).

The City of Greenfield also accepts employment applications for School Crossing Guards from qualified applicants on a continuous basis. If you are interested in joining our team of professional Crossing Guards, fill out an application (PDF).