The Napa Police Department is looking for women and men who are dedicated to serving the 75,000+ citizens of Napa. We offer careers as Peace Officers, Public Safety Dispatchers, Community Services Officers and Office Assistants.
The City of Napa is located approximately 52 miles north of San Francisco in the heart of the picturesque Napa Valley. The valley is part of California's premier wine making region and is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Ocean, Redwood forests, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco. The city has a strong sense of community with many recreational opportunities for its citizens and tourists. Napa has a high quality of life as indicated by the community offering, excellent public and private schools, many parks, open space, entertainment as well as youth and adult sports.
The mission of the Napa Police Department is to maintain a safe and secure community environment and to promote a sense of trust and confidence in the police by members of the public. To accomplish this mission the Department operates out of a modern facility and has an authorized strength of 120 total full time employees in addition to part-time employees. For a complete breakdown of our organizational structure please view our Org Chart.
The Napa Police Department strives to hire qualified employees. Before submitting an application please read the following documents:
The Department offers a variety of assignments including Narcotics, Investigations, School Resource Officer, Motorcycles, K-9 and Gang unit.
Patrol Officers may participate in a variety of ancillary assignements including SWAT, Hostage Negotiation, Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Range Master and Crime Scene Specialist. Patrol Officers can choose, by seniority, to work either a 4/10 or 3/12.5 shift plan on day, swing or graveyard. (Additional information regarding working conditions can be viewed at the Napa Police Officer's Association web page located at www.npoa.org under 'Our Current Mou'.) Patrol cars are well maintained and are each equipped with a cell phone and an MDC. The latest in Less Lethal and restraint devices are also available. The Police Department issues all safety equipment for the Sworn Officers. By using progressive alternatives in report writing and service methods our Officers are encouraged to practice proactive and preventative policing.
Our Dispatch Center is a central dispatch cennter serving the Napa Police Department, the Napa Sheriff's Department, and the City of Napa Fire Department. The center is situated on the upper floor of the Police Department building with one wall of windows providing a southern view of the city. Public Safety Dispatchers work a 4/10 shift with staggered starting times. Our Public Safety Dispatchers are EMD trained and interested dispatchers are trained in Tactical and/or Fire Incident dispatching.
Recognizing the need for qualified, quality candidates for law enforcement in the future, the Napa Police Department has an established Cadet Program for 16 to 24 year olds interested in a career in Law Enforcement. Cadets with the Napa Police Department receive monthly training, attend community events and represent the Department at a variety of functions.
The Police Department Records personnel are responsible for maintianing statistics and reports. They are also responsible for making important reports to state and federal authorities. They work 5/8 shifts with staggered start times.
The Napa Police Department is committed to increasing the level of professionalism within law enforcement. This commitment is illustrated by the City of Napa educational reimbursement program (for continuing education), in-service training for all full time employees and the level of professional standards held by our employees. All employees of the Napa Police Department undergo a thorough testing process which includes all or most of the following: a written test, oral interview, polygraph examination, background investigation, Chief's interview, and psychological and medical testing.
The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.