EPD Looking to Hire First Park/Waterfront Ranger, Offering $20,000 Signing Bonus for Lateral Peace Officers

This is a press release from the Eureka Police Department:

The City of Eureka / Eureka Police Department are pleased to announce an exciting new career opportunity for a qualified Entry or Lateral level Police Officer as our first Park/Waterfront Ranger. This is a sworn position with the Eureka Police Department and California P.O.S.T. certification is required.



$4,283 – $5,206 Monthly

$20,000 SIGNING BONUS – Lateral Peace Officers

$5,000 SIGNING BONUS – Entry Level Peace Officers

Half of total bonus amount paid upon hiring, quarter of total paid upon completion of FTO, final quarter paid upon successful completion of probationary period.

Successful Lateral Candidates may be hired at any step in the salary range, depending on experience. Applicants who hold POST Professional Certifications will be eligible for certification pay as follows:

POST Intermediate: 7% of Basic Salary

POST Advanced: 14% of Basic Salary

Come join the City of Eureka’s team with this very unique opportunity in the Eureka Police Department. Help carry out EPD’s mission to enhance community-oriented police service by protecting our beautiful trails, parks, and historic waterfront. Engaging with the local public and visitors will be a primary aspect of this position, by providing information as well as protection to those who utilize the City’s abundant and varied public recreational areas.

This sworn, working-level law enforcement class performs all non-supervisory assignments found in a municipal police department, and is exclusively assigned to the City’s parks, trails, harbor, and waterfront areas for patrol and all functional areas of the law enforcement field, with a highly visible and engaging community presence. Based upon needs of the assignment, duties are carried out on foot, bicycle, from vehicles and/or aboard watercraft. This class is distinguished from Police Officer in that the latter is assigned varied law enforcement responsibilities throughout the entire city while the former’s duties are primarily constrained to proactive, high visibility patrol within the city’s parks and waterfront areas. For a complete job description, and to apply, please visit our website at: www.ci.eureka.ca.gov. This recruitment will remain open until positions are filled. Check out the Eureka Police Department’s new recruiting video at: https://www.facebook.com/eurekapd/ or http://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/depts/police/

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  • We need this bad! Start under the dead end of the pier by Bayfront where drug deals happen non-stop until high tide comes in and they have to rescue the people that “fell asleep” under there.

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