The Vacaville Police Department employs 173 full-time employees of which there are 115 sworn positions. Officers primarily work patrol which includes crime prevention, responding to calls for service, and enforcing state laws and municipal codes. Officers are expected to provide the best possible service to the community.
Professional growth is a priority at the Vacaville Police Department. Officers attend department training on a regular basis and are encouraged to seek training outside of the department. Officers are given the opportunity to take on projects, develop programs, and participate in teams such as Social Media and Recruitment.
Officers interested in working in specialized units and/or adjunct duties are encouraged to apply when positions become available. A list of the specialized units and adjunct duties are provided below.
Numerous opportunities for specialty assignments and adjunct duties.
Officers earn additional pay for some specialty assignments, and credit towards additional seniority pay from adjunct positions.
2% COLA November 1, 2019
2% COLA November 1, 2020
$20,000 bonus for Lateral and Academy Graduates Or $20,000 incentive available for Lateral and Academy Graduates
Entry level: 18 months
Lateral: 12 months
(New member = no prior PERS/reciprocal employment or a break in service greater than 6 months)
(Classic member = prior PERS/reciprocal employment with less than 6 month break in service)