2017 was a busy year for the Downey Police Department’s recruitment team. During the 12 month period, almost 5,000 applications were processed for both sworn and non-sworn personnel. Of that number, approximately 200 made it to the background process. As a result of the team’s hard work, the department managed to hire 10 Police Officer Recruits, 2 “Academy Trained” Police Officers, 8 Lateral Police Officers, 1 Communications Operators, 1 Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, 1 Parking Enforcement Officer, 1 Park Ranger, 1 Police Aide, 1 Forensics Intern, and 1 Network Engineer.
In the coming weeks and months, the team will continue its recruitment efforts for both sworn and non-sworn personnel. Currently the department has immediate openings for Recruit, Academy Trained, and Lateral Police Officers.
Lateral Police Officers are also offered a generous incentive package which includes the ability to bring accrued sick and vacation time from their previous agency, along with a $3,000.00 bonus upon their completion of probation. Please visit our recruitment website at www.joindowneypd.org for a list of current job openings, along with information on the Downey Police Department.