hbpd-career-photo-lgJoin Our Team - We're Hiring!

If you want to work at a premiere police agency in a world-class destination city, apply for one of the open recruitment positions with the Huntington Beach Police Department.

The Huntington Beach Police Department currently has open continuous recruitment for Police Recruits, Police Officers - experienced/lateral, and Communications 911 Dispatchers - experienced/lateral. 

POLICE RECRUITAre you ready to be a police officer? We are looking for police recruits to sponsor into the police academy as future Huntington Beach police officers. View more information and the application process.
Police Recruits

Testing for police recruits will be held during the following months:


Prospective recruits will be contacted with the exact testing date and invited to attend.

Physical Agilities TestThe physical agility test is the same regardless of whether you are a lateral, entry-level, or academy-trained candidate. 

  • The Physical Agility exam consists of the following (not necessarily in this order):
    • Push-ups
    • Sit-ups
    • Dummy Drag
    • 440 Yard Run
    • 99-Yard Obstacle Course
If you have further questions, the HBPD Personnel Department can be e-mailed at: [email protected].

POLICE OFFICER (Experienced/Lateral)We are seeking qualified, experienced police officers. This recruitment is continuous. Applicants will be notified of upcoming testing dates. Explore the HBPD Police Officer Earning Potential Calculator. Qualified lateral candidates are eligible for the 3% at 50 CalPERS retirement plan. View more information and apply.

Earning Potential Calculator

For information on our physical agility test, visit our Physical Agility Test page.
Police Lateral

Upon submitting their application, police laterals will be contacted by the recruitment team and scheduled for a testing date at the APPLICANT'S CONVENIENCE.

COMMUNICATIONS 911 DISPATCHERS (Experienced/Lateral)We seek qualified, experienced Communications Operators/911 Dispatchers. This recruitment is open and continuous. Applicants with a POST Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate and experience as a public safety dispatcher in a California law enforcement agency are highly encouraged to apply.

POLICE CADETIf you're aged 18 to 25, passionate about law enforcement, and currently a full-time high school or college student, our part-time Cadet Program could be the perfect fit for you. Tailored for aspiring law enforcement professionals, this program is crafted to hone your skills and capabilities. With work hours flexible to accommodate your class schedule, you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable experience while pursuing your education. Learn more about the Cadet Program and how to apply.

If you need information on other available positions, follow this link:  City of Huntington Beach Job Opportunities.

The HBPD Personnel Department can be e-mailed at [email protected]. Officer Atkins can be reached at 714-536-5936.