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The Position

The City of Sausalito is currently seeking qualified men and women who are interested in becoming a police officer for the City of Sausalito.

Continuous filing.


• Salary Range: $5,211 - $6,984/mo (Academy Graduate/Lateral)
• CalPers 2.7% @ 57
• $826.80 annual uniform allowance
• Specialty and educational incentives
• Cafeteria Plan (includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Dependent Care Reimbursement)
• Voluntary Deferred Compensation plans available
• 120 hours annual vacation, additional after 5 years of service
• 96 hours annual sick leave with unlimited accrual; quarterly cash out incentive
• 84 hours of Holiday In-lieu payments paid in equal amounts each pay period


The Sausalito Police Department strives to provide law enforcement services that focus on “quality of life” issues within our community. We are looking for an officer who will fit that mold and has a desire to become part of our police department family and to embrace the partnerships we have built with the citizens we serve. It is our department’s priority to be involved in the community, whether it is through community events, involvement in school programs, or neighborhood meetings.

As a police officer, you will perform regular law enforcement duties, criminal investigations, crime prevention, patrol, traffic, DUI enforcement and other public safety responsibilities. Officers are rotated through long and short-term specialty assignments including investigations, boat patrol, bicycle patrol, training officer and perishable skills instructors. Officers are assigned to rotational shifts of 3/12 - 4/12.

Minimum Requirements

• High school graduate
• At least 21 years of age
• Possess a valid California Driver’s License
• United States citizen
• Normal hearing and vision (vision uncorrected 20/70)
• Good moral character and emotional stability
• P.O.S.T. Basic Academy student or graduate (mandatory)

Application Process

All applications must be accompanied by a resume and cover letter. The application can be found on the City webpage at The cover letter should explain in detail why you would like to be employed by the Sausalito Police Department. Other supporting data will not be accepted in lieu of application but may be attached to the completed application. Applications, resumes, cover letters and any other supporting data cannot be returned once submitted. Applications not completed as required will be subject to rejection and the applicant will be disqualified from the testing process. All applications are to be mailed or personally delivered to the department. No faxed or e-mailed applications accepted.

Selection Process

All applications, resumes, cover letters and submitted reference material will be reviewed and evaluated. Successful candidates will then be invited to an oral interview related to the classification of Police Officer.
Successful candidates will be required to submit to a standard police background investigation including fingerprints, psychiatric evaluation, polygraph examination, and a full and complete physical examination (including drug screening) prior to appointment. Due to the nature of this position, conviction of any crime considered a felony under California statute is grounds for disqualification. 

To Apply: Send or hand deliver application, resume, cover letter, and copy of current Basic POST Academy certificate to:

Sausalito Police Department
ATTN: PO Application
29 Caledonia Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the appropriate paperwork is received by the filing date. Postmarks are accepted. Fax and e-mails are not.

The Community

The Sausalito Police Department is one of Marin County’s most progressive departments. There are a total of twenty-four full time department personnel (eighteen of whom are sworn) to serve this unique community just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The department also has a large volunteer program made up of 27 community members.
The Police Department actively participates in coordinating and policing many unique and widely attended special events each year, from parades to festivals.

Sausalito is a small community of approximately two square miles and a population of 7,500 residents. Due to Sausalito’s superb location, scenic views and unusual shops, it is a major attraction for Bay Area visitors. It is not unusual on a weekend to have the population bloom to 25,000 people. The residents of Sausalito consider it one of the Bay Area’s most desirable cities to live in. The residents are well educated, friendly and take pride in their city.

Note: If you require accommodation in the examination/interview process, please contact the Administration at (415) 289-4169 at least (5) five days before your scheduled examination/interview.

The information contained in this announcement does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and these provisions are subject to change. 

                                                  PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 
                                                              Full-Time Position

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Enforce Sausalito parking rules and regulations through interpreting and applying city codes and ordinances, maintain routine records and logs, respond to parking complaints and questions from citizens and tourists, vehicle abatement, meter money collection, meter maintenance and repair, help with city sponsored events, process contested citations, direct traffic, provide visitor information, communicate with Public Works to ensure zones and signage are current and in good repair, and other duties as assigned. Must be able to work in all weather conditions.

• Salary $3615 - $4845 per month
• Cafeteria Plan of Benefits includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long term disability
• 9 paid holidays per year + 1 floating holiday
• 120 vacation hours earned per year
• 96 sick leave hours earned per year
• PERS 2% @ 62 – Employee contributes 7% towards retirement
• Uniform allowance

4 –10 hour work days per week including weekends, nights and holidays.

Must be a high school graduate or equivalent, possess a valid California Driver’s License, be able to push a coin collection cart (up to 170 pounds), possess good customer service skills, have basic computer knowledge, be able to operate a 2-way communication radio, and be adaptable and able to occasionally work under stressful or difficult conditions.

Call (415) 289 – 4170 for an application or go to our website at to download an application. Submit application with resume no later than 5pm on Friday, May 24th, 2013 (no faxes please). For more information contact Parking Enforcement Officer Lillian Cerini-Ayers



DOWNLOAD: Police Department Application

 Minimum Training Requirement:

Academy graduates level I or II certificates only. This is a volunteer status position with the same duties and requirements as stated above for full-time Police Officers.

Continuous filing.

Contact Reserve Coordinators Corporal Matt Shoup or Officer Brandon Rodgers at 415-289-4170.


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