Police Department

Our Community

The City of Seaside, the largest city on the Monterey Peninsula is situated immediately north of the City of Monterey, approximately 100 miles south of San Francisco. Seaside's population is approximately 36,061 and included within its boundaries is a large part of the huge Fort Ord reservation.

Seaside enjoys a marine climate with mild temperatures all year long; rarely going beyond the 70's in the summer or below 35 degrees in the winter. Annual rainfall averages 16 inches. Some of the world's most beautiful and exciting scenery is in the Seaside area. Such as the spectacular seashore of Pebble Beach, Carmel by the Sea, Pacific Grove, and Point Lobos State Park. Recreation activities include:
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Skin diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
The Monterey Peninsula is truly a fine place to live and to work. The purpose of the City of Seaside is to provide responsive, effective, efficient, municipal services, which promote a safe prosperous, healthful environment for the entire community.

Application Process

Applications must be filled out completely and clearly show that the minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification, or discharge from employment. Resumes may be attached, but will not be accepted in lieu of the City Application Form.

Loyalty Oath / Affirmation

All City Employees are required to sign a loyalty oath and affirmation prior to actual employment.

Equal Opportunity

The City of Seaside does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veterans status or disability in its employment actions, decisions, policies or practices. Reasonable accommodation in the application, testing and selection process will be made upon request of disabled applicants.

Immigration Reform & Control Act 1986

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must verify identity and entitlement to work here in the United States by providing required documentation.

Physical Requirements

Applicants must be in satisfactory health and free from disabling defect which would preclude satisfactory performance in the job for which applied.


Direction on how to apply with the City of Seaside can be found at our Online Employment Application Guide (PDF). Please direct any additional questions to the Seaside Personnel Office at:
Seaside City Hall
440 Harcourt Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 831-899-6711

Police Officer Hiring Process Outline

The process for a position as a Police Officer has several steps. The examination process is designated to test and select the most qualified applicant for the position. This is an overview of the examination and selection process. Applicants must pass each component to move to the next phase in the process. If you are successful in the department selection interview, a conditional job offer will be given contingent on passing the background investigation, psychological and medical evaluation.
Police Officer Hiring Process Outline