City of Bishop, California


Police Department Jobs

Available Jobs & Career Opportunities (EOE/AA/ADA)

POLICE OFFICER: Accepting applications. Closing date: March 25, 2020

The Bishop Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Entry-level applicants must possess a Basic Post Certificate. Bishop is a vibrant community in the Owens Valley and recognized as a popular tourist destination with stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the White Mountains. The Police Department has a daily service population of 20,000. Potential applicants are encouraged to explore the location and decide if it meets the needs of their life style. Salary $5,247 – $6,479 per month. Excellent benefit package, including medical and PERS retirement. For further information, contact Rich Watt (760) 873-5866 or Application and full job description are available on the web at or linked below. EOE



The Bishop Police Department is looking for men and women who have that “special something” required to successfully complete a structured and rigorous training program in a ‘911’ center that transitions into a regular position as Public Safety Dispatcher. The most successful applicants will already be highly skilled in the use of computers, multi-tasking, customer service, navigating shift-work, and able to function under the stress of an emergency call for service.

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Full Time Communications Operator. Bishop is a unique and incredible place to live and work. This job offers a monthly salary range of $3532-$4701 (bi-weekly pay periods), medical, dental, and a retirement benefit package with PERS. To apply please visit our website If you have any questions, contact Rich Watt at (760) 873-5823 or


The Bishop Police Department (BPD)  is accepting applications for a part-time regular and substitute crossing guards. No experience necessary. Job consists of not more than 2-3 hrs per school day @ $14.00 per hour. For additional information, contact Rich Watt at 760-873-5823 or

SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER: (Position has been filled.)

The Bishop Police Department (BPD) is currently recruiting for the position of Support Services Manager (SSM) – Dispatch.  In short, this is a mid-management civilian position in charge of the Dispatch Center, Records, budgets, and more, plus the occasional dispatching of calls for service.  See additional bullet points for more information to include the first application screening date and the NENA 911 Career Board.

Police Support Services Manager Job Description

  • We are currently accepting Letters of Interest, Resumes, and/or completed City Applications for this position.  The process will remain open until filled.  The tentative plan is to screen received application materials on or about August 23, 2019 and move the top three applicants to the next phase.
  • 9/09/19 UPDATE: We are pleased with the level of interest. The application screening has begun. The position, however, remains open until filled. A question arose concerning the bullet point under the Special Requirements heading: Possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic and Records Supervisor Certificate. Having such certificates is an indicator of knowledge skills and abilities (KSA’S), but not mandatory to possess in order to apply. The ability to obtain Police Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) certificates within P.O.S.T and departmental guidelines would be a requirement.