It is never too early to recruit a potential officer. Making the decision to embark on a career in law enforcement isn't always an easy one to make. If you have questions, we are here to help.
Police officers create programs that help steer juveniles down pathways that lead to success and good decision making. Police officers have a chance with every interaction to change lives, opinions and influence the world for the better.
K-9 Hardy and his handler Officer Torres provide a demonstration to the community at Menlo Park Police Foundation's annual Paws for Paws event. Events like Paws for Paws let our staff's hard work take center stage while benefiting the community. Our efforts to engage and educate those that we serve continue year-round.
With so many exceptional people working together it comes as no surprise that so many of our staff members forge life-long friendships with one another. The Police Department is full of characters whose personalities shine as brightly as their polished brass.
Sergeant Soares and Duke take trust to a new level. Sergeant Soares was already a veteran officer when he adopted Duke as a puppy. Duke has since become a cherished member of the team all thanks to Sgt. Soares's idea to make Duke an official K-9. Bring your vision into a career as a police officer and learn for yourself the heights you can reach.
Menlo Park appreciates all the capable and dynamic female officers who serve our community. These three are shooting for the top and have all moved up the ranks serving as school resource officer, corporal and detective. We hope to add many more like them in the years to come.
Officers love pink and purple paint as much as anyone else! Become a police officer and keep the community safe while still simultaneously improving your arts and crafts skills. Every day as an officer is an adventure. You'll be amazed at the diversity of your day-to-day work and won't ever have to worry about falling into a monotonous routine.
It is rewarding to put in a hard day of work but it feels even better when that work serves the higher purpose of keeping people safe. The satisfaction of working for more than just a paycheck is priceless. Dedicate yourself to something greater.
Our staff bring their own life experiences, interests and unique talents to the organization. Many officers here find a way to apply their best attributes to the job of policing. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is one such example and has become a popular tradition which benefits Special Olympics.
Officers evaluate and process potential evidence at the scene of a call.
Training requirements are part of the job and ensure that everyone makes it home safely but training days are some of the most fun!
Officers pass each other in their patrol vehicles as one shift ends and another begins. Many staff prefer the non-traditional business hours of police work. Operations that run 24-hours offer employees the ability to choose shifts that best suit the needs of them and their families.
Our motor officers enforce traffic laws, create special event safety plans, educate the public about vehicular safety and ride Harleys all day long. If you love riding a motorcycle why not choose a career that pays you to ride all day long? For those looking to stay green while enforcing the law, we've got you covered with two Zero Bikes in our fleet.