Gay Desert Hot Springs

Join The Desert Hot Springs Police Department Now!

Posted on June 24, 2023

Desert Hot Springs is very fortunate to have an excellent Police Department that watches over and protects all of us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The LGBTQ community of Desert Hot Springs has a great relationship with our Police, and our Police Chief, Jim Henson has always had an open-door policy, always willing to discuss and respond to our concerns and requests.

The Desert Hot Springs Police Department is seeking police officers. Make sure that you take a look at their stunning recruitment video HERE.

Why join the Desert Hot Springs Police Department? Well, let their website tell you why…

You are the journey, we are the destination.

Train Better. Learn Faster. Promote Sooner.

A law enforcement career is a journey and at Desert Hot Springs Police Department your career is on the fast track. Nestled in the sweet spot for department size. Big enough to have the tools and training you need to do the job right but small enough for performers to stand out and get noticed, DHSPD is truly a career accelerator. Leadership that is invested, a city that embraces its force, and an opportunity to stay busy while working calls to completion. 

Every ending is another beginning.

A career in LE is accentuated by those moments that define what it means to bring together drive and opportunity. Officer Bailey is just starting his journey, building a foundation, choosing a route. For Sgt Saucier, years of experience have carved and shaped his career, revealing the strength of his character and the opportunity he was given to thrive at a PD that recognizes talent and rewards hard work. Both officers represent what it means to succeed at DHSPD, fresh potential and realized success.

Train Better. Learn Faster. Promote Sooner.

Desert Hot Springs offers specialties a generous pay incentive. Get up to an additional 20% pay working specialty assignments like FTO, MAIT, Detective and more. Click the Apply Now button to get started or contact a recruiter using the form at the bottom of the page.

  • Detective
  • K-9
  • SWAT
  • Narcotics
  • Gang Intervention
  • FTO
  • MAIT
  • Motorcycle Officer

Leading from the front in Desert Hot Springs.

Leadership can take many shapes, and mean different things to different people. But when you meet a true leader, you recognize it immediately. It’s the intangible almost translucent qualities of just knowing they understand what needs to get done and how we will get there. Confident that when we arrive, we will be better for having taken the journey together. Chief Henson embodies what successful management should be, creating an environment to guarantee your officers success. 

Support You Can Feel.

A new multi-million dollar police headquarters, a city council that believes in the mission of the department, and a nationally recognized decrease in crime are all symptoms of a City and Police Department that are in sync and on mission. For your career, that means the support you need to succeed and do the job right spills outside the briefing room. It comes from the citizens, city council, and even the District Attorney.


  • Police Officer
    • Desert Hot Springs, CAFull Time  – $6,325.94 – $7,689.22 Monthly Category: Public Safety / Law EnforcementDepartment: Police Department
  • Additional Pay Incentives: * Longevity pay up to 7.5% * POST Certificate/Education pay up to 10% * Assignment Pay 5% * Traffic Accident Investigator pay up to 5% * Bilingual pay up to 5% Performs a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws, the protection of persons and property, and the prevention of crimes; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department. Posted more than 30 days ago | Closes in 6 days   
  • Police Dispatcher
    • Desert Hot Springs, CAFull Time  – $61,417.41 – $74,653.07 Annually Category: Public Safety / Law EnforcementDepartment: Police Department
    Receives and processes routine and emergency calls and alarms; dispatches Police as required; enters, retrieves, and uses data from various automated law enforcement information systems; coordinates with other emergency service providers as appropriate; adheres to applicable policies, procedures, and work methods associated with assigned duties. Supervision received: Immediate and/or general direction from the Police Communications Manager.