City of Oakdale, California
“Cowboy Capital of the World”

Invites Applicants for:

Deadline for Applications: October 4, 2019 4:30 PM


The Oakdale Police Department is looking to add to its leadership team. We want experienced officers looking to promote and/or current police supervisors interested in leading within one of the premier law enforcement agencies in California’s Central Valley.


The City of Oakdale is a city of approximately 23,000 residents in the heart of California’s Central Valley, about 15 miles from Modesto, at the intersection of highways 108 and 120. Oakdale is a family friendly community, and home to quality schools that rank among the highest in the region. As a gateway to the Sierra Foothills and Yosemite National Park, Oakdale is a hub of recreational activity. We are located between the Bay Area and Sierra Foothills. Our mild climate and gentle seasonal changes make Oakdale an ideal community to enjoy year round. Established in 1871, our historical town has unique charm. The Oakdale Rodeo was the first outdoor rodeo in the Western United States and has held the annual event since 1954. Oakdale earned the title “Cowboy Capital of the World” thanks to the large numbers of Professional Rodeo Association champions that have come from, and call, Oakdale home.

The Oakdale Police Department shares a very strong partnership with the community evidenced by its continued strong participation in National Night Out (NNO) and community policing culture. The Department actively partners with the community on crime concerns and community challenges.



Oakdale is located between the Bay Area and the Sierra Foothills, on the way to Yosemite National Park. An unmatched quality of life and recreational activities are available, including biking, river rafting on the Stanislaus River, water sports at area lakes, nearby skiing, and hiking.

Committed to Partnering with our Community

The Oakdale Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of service to our community while constantly improving the quality of life our community desires and deserves. The Department employs a total of 52 dedicated professionals, including 23 full time sworn and 8 reserve sworn positions. In addition, the Department has a Communications Center, Animal Services, Reserve Police Officer Program and “CAPS” volunteers. The Oakdale Police Department is a well-supported agency with a reputation built upon professionalism.

Under direction of the Police Lieutenant, the Sergeant plans, directs, supervises, controls and coordinates the activities of an assigned patrol shift of the Police Department; and participates as a member of the department’s management team. We are seeking assertive leaders and problem solvers that value professional service, technology, accountability and transparency with a commitment to assist the leadership team
in moving the police department forward from good to great.



Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Police Sergeant is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess four years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience serving at least one year in a lead, supervisory or field training officer capacity and possess an Associate’s degree or equivalent. A Bachelor’s degree is highly desirable.

License or Certificate:
• Possession of P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate.
• Possession of a valid California driver’s license at time of appointment.

Additional Requirements:
• Must meet physical requirements of the job established by the Department.
• Must be free any physical, emotional or mental condition that might adversely affect ability to exercise the powers of a police sergeant.
• Successfully complete a thorough background process


Salary - $5,760.16 - $6,998.40 / per month. This does not include approved increases: 3% effective
1/1/2020, 2% effective 7/1/2020 and 2% effective 7/1/2021.

P.O.S.T. Certificate/Educational/Longevity Incentives – Up to 10% additional pay.
Performance Pay – 2.5% to 5%
Bi-Lingual Pay – 2.5%
Physical Fitness Incentive – 1% to 3%
Retirement - CalPERS enrollment in either the 2% @ 50 or the 2.7% @ 57 formula is dependent on eligibility, as per AB 340. Employee pays member contribution. The City does not participate in social security.
Health Insurance – Excellent health benefits including medical, dental vision coverage. City pays $980 per month plus one half of any premium costs in excess of $1050 each month towards medical, dental and vision coverage.
Life Insurance – $20,000 term life policy.
Holidays – 12 paid holidays per calendar year (to include one “floating” holiday)
Vacation – 80 hours annually initially, increases based upon years of service, with annual cash
payment option for those with maximum accrual.
Sick Leave – Accrues at 8 hours per pay month (96 hours annually) with option to convert up to 24 hours to pay or leave with pay.
Uniform Allowance - $900 annually


Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately by submitting a cover letter, comprehensive resume, and City application to: hr@oakdalegov.com.

  • The recruitment closes on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Assessment scheduled for October 10, 2019. Chief’s interview to follow.

Applications can also be submitted by mail or online at www.oakdalegov.com.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Patrick Mondragon, Management Analyst at (209) 845-3595 or hr@oakdalegov.com

For additional information regarding the application process call (209) 845-3595.

For any questions specific to the police department please call (209) 845-3530.


Special Assignments:

In addition to typical law enforcement duties, we offer special assignments including:


Rapid Response Tactical Team

Crisis Negotiation Team

Detectives/POP Team


School Resource Officer

Unmanned Aerial Systems Unit

Honor Guard

Off-Road Enforcement

Bike Patrol

Investigations Unit

City of Oakdale
Police Department
245 North Second Avenue
Oakdale, CA 95361


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