Milpitas Police Department


The Milpitas Police Department is a full service department, with 110 employees (86 sworn). The department provides public safety to 71,000 residents in a 14.5 square mile urban area. A wide variety of services include a SWAT Team, K-9 Unit, Crime Prevention Unit, Detective Bureau, and Traffic Safety Unit. Most officers work a 4-10 plan.


Police Officers serve a diverse community by performing law enforcement and crime prevention duties, which include but are not limited to: controlling traffic flow, conducting investigative work, and performing a variety of technical law enforcement tasks. Police Officers also patrol the City in computer-equipped vehicles, make arrests as necessary, interview victims, complainants and witnesses, collect evidence, and prepare written reports.


Entry Level/Academy: Must be able to provide proof of completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, liberal arts, business, political science, psychology, or a related field. 


Must possess and maintain throughout employment a valid California Driver’s License.


Applicants whose qualifications best meet our current needs will be invited to participate in the oral board interview (weighted 100%). Candidates successfully passing the interview will be placed on an eligibility list that will remain valid for one year.