Two Distinct Jobs.... One Great Career

The City of Rohnert Park is one of the few cities in the nation to consolidate delivery of primary police and fire services by utilizing cross-trained personnel. These personnel are truly Public Safety Officers and not just specialists in one area of Public Safety.

 Hourly Pay
 Annual Pay
 Academy Attendee/Trainee  $28.94  $60,196.29
 Public Safety Officer I  $39.04 - $49.82  $81,197.94 - $103,632.57
 Public Safety Officer II
 $40.01 - $51.07  $83,227.91 - $106,222.77
 Public Safety Officer III  $41.41 - $52.86  $86,141.48 - $109,940.96
 Public Safety Officer IV  $43.48 - $55.50  $90,448.01 - $115,438.23

$20,000 Recruitment and Retention Bonus for Lateral Officers
  • $5,000 upon completion of field training program
  • $5,000 upon completion of probationary period
  • $10,000 upon completion of three years of service
$8,000 Recruitment and Retention Bonus for Academy Attendees/Graduates
  • $2,000 upon completion of field training program
  • $2,000 upon completion of probationary period
  • $4,000 upon completion of three years of service
* PSO II: Completion of PSO I and Firefighter I requirements
* PSO III: Completion of PSO II and Fire Engineer requirements
* PSO IV: Completion of PSO III, POST Intermediate Certification, 10 years experience w/5 years in RP, and specialty assignment or an AA degree or actively seeking a BA/BS


Rohnert Park, the gateway to Sonoma County's wine country, is a well planned community with twelve neighborhood parks, nine tennis court complexes, three swimming pools, and two 18-hole golf courses. Tree-lined residential streets are home to approximately 43,000 residents, occupying seven miles of land area. Designed as a master planned community, each residential neighborhood supports a school, park and picnic area, lighted baseball and soccer fields, and recreational facilities like bike paths that connect the neighborhoods together. Living in the city offers education through the Cotati/Rohnert Park Unified School District and Sonoma State University. A diversity of year-round recreational and arts programs are enjoyed by the community. The Green Music Center, RP's Performing Arts Center, and the Community and Sports Centers are some of the finest public facilities in the area.

  • Application review
  • Physical agility test (Trainee only)
  • POST PELLETB written exam and/or oral board
  • Polygraph examination
  • Comprehensive background investigation
  • Chief's interview
  • Conditional job offer
  • Psychological exam
  • Medical exam
  • Final job offer
  • 18-month probationary period

Lateral Public Safety Officer

  • Employed as a California Peace Officer in good standing
  • Completion of the Field Training Program in your current agency
  • Possess a California POST Basic Certificate
  • Lateral candidates may be appointed up to the top step in the salary range
Academy Attendee/Graduate and Public Safety Officer Trainee
  • Must be 21 years old at the time of the Police Academy graduation
  • Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
Additional Requirements
  • US Citizen or US Citizen within one year of appointment
  • Possession of a Class C California Drivers License
  • Pass background check, and medical and psychological evaluations
Highly Desirable
  • Completion of college level units
  • Completion of Firefighter I Academy
  • Firefighter I or II certification through the California Office of the State Fire Marshal