• Evening in downtown Caldwell

    photo credit: Dan Smede

  • Historic Caldwell Home

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  • Spring in Caldwell

    Angie Point

  • Cardboard Kayak Races - 2018

    Destination Caldwell

  • Winter Wonderland 2019 Festival

    Destination Caldwell

Join the Caldwell Police

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 The City of Caldwell is looking for individuals committed to serving the citizens of their community while maintaining the high standards of Public trust, Integrity and Professionalism along with a commitment to Community Oriented Policing 


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Your Police ~ Our Community

Currently the Caldwell Police Department has 65 officers to serve a population of 53,149 (US Census Bureau V2016) and is looking for qualified candidates that would like a career in law enforcement. Caldwell Officers have the opportunity to grow and advance within the agency and serve our community with pride. 


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Current Listings

See current listing of job opportunities on the or to be considered for employment with the Caldwell Police Department please complete and submit an application through the  City of Caldwell Human Resources page.

Pay and Benefits

Starting pay is $20.30 per hour; self sponsors and graduates of POST, lateral transfers and officers with a Basic Certificate is $21.20 per hour. Basic certificate plus three or more years is $22.79 per hour.

Benefits include longevity pay, certificate pay for intermediate and advanced POST certificates, uniform allowance, paid vacation, 10 paid holidays per year, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

Testing and Requirements

Testing for Patrol Officers consists of a written test, physical fitness test, polygraph, psychological exam, and a thorough background investigation. Applicants for Patrol  will be administered a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and a written test of basic knowledge on the day of testing. The PFT complies with IDAHO POLICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING (POST) fitness requirements.

Testing day 2018

The following is a link to the POST standards for fitness and the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) that  you will be taking along with some tips on preparing for the fitness test.

Are you ready to join our TEAM?

Click on our patch below and get the application