The Bay Area is the place to be. With its mild climate, history and culture, people love visiting this region. Why not make it your home?


As a member of the San Jose Police Department, you not only serve an diverse city, but you also live in one of the most diverse and exciting areas in the country.


The area has an abundance and variety of attractions, parks and outdoor recreational sites. Do you like sports? The Bay Area is home to the Giants, A’s, 49ers, Sharks and Earthquakes.


Are you an outdoors person? Hiking is only minutes away in the numerous Open Space Districts throughout the Peninsula. A trip to the beach is only a hop over the Santa Cruz Mountains or a trip to beautiful Monterey. Is skiing your hobby? The slopes are over a few hours away. And, with the countless music, performance and art events, you are immersed in a stimulating and inspiring cultural environment.


This is a big one. There are a significant number of jobs in the Silicon Valley thanks to technology, science and manufacturing. Your partner or spouse has a good chance to find a rewarding job here in the valley. At 3.8%, San Jose enjoys an unemployment rate that is lower than state and national averages.



If you have a family, your children will attend some of the best schools in the state . San Jose has 435 public elementary, middle, and high schools with an additional 189 private schools. U.S. News & World Report places twenty-three high schools in the area in its Best High School rankings.



Thanks to the San Jose Police Department, the city’s crime rate is lower than other similar-sized cities.

San Jose Police Department

201 W. Mission Street

San Jose, CA 95110