Law Enforcement Trainee

Agency: San Bernardino Police Department

Location: San Bernardino CA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Salary:  $28.95 Hourly

Job Type: Part-Time

Job Number: 1702-2

Closing: 3/5/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Summary


If you are interested in starting a career in law enforcement we invite you to become a

Under general supervision, performs assigned duties in support of Police Department activities, functions and programs; and performs related duties as assigned. Must attend and satisfactorily complete a "POST approved Basic Academy Course" and the City of San Bernardino Police Department training within a 1480-hour period from the effective date of hire.

Law Enforcement Trainee is a non-sworn, temporary classification, which may lead to an entry-level, professional law enforcement career position with the City of San Bernardino Police Department following successful completion of California POST approved Basic Academy Course and City of San Bernardino Police Department training.

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1.    Must satisfactorily complete the minimum "Functional Areas" as set forth in the California POST Basic Course. These functional areas include, but are not limited to: Professional Orientation, Police Community Relations, Law, Laws of Evidence, Communications, Vehicle Operations, Force and Weaponry, Patrol Procedures, Traffic, Criminal Investigation, Custody, Physical Fitness and Defensive Techniques.

2.    Provides courteous and expeditious customer service to the general public and City department staffs.

3.    Demonstrates a positive attitude towards City and department goals; and, performs related work as required.

Knowledge of:

1.    Basic mathematics.

2.    Correct English usage, including grammar, punctuation and spelling.

3.    Basic computer operations and functions.

Ability to:

1.    Conform to stressfully induced conditions.

2.    Learn procedures as set forth in the California POST Basic Course and by the department.

3.    Learn the use and care of firearms.

4.    Write legibly.

5.    Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

6.    Read and comprehend at the twelfth grade level.

7.    Speak well and present ideas clearly and effectively.

8.    Remember names, faces, facts and details of incidents.

9.    Write clear, accurate and comprehensive reports.

10. Operate an automobile skillfully.

11. Type on a computer keyboard.

12. Perform demanding physical training exercises utilizing all parts of the body.

13. Establish and maintain effective relationships with all those contacted in the course of work.


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Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent. Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application.

Applicants who have graduated from an accredited institution with an Associate's degree or higher will not be required to take the written examination.  Applicants who have taken the California POST PELLETB exam within the last 6 months of date of application may submit their scores on official letterhead to be considered for exemption from the written exam. POST PELLETB scores from a P.O.S.T. approved institution or verification of completion of Associate's degree or higher from an accredited school must be submitted with application.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City's vehicle insurance policy.

For out-of-state applicants, a valid driver's license is required. A valid Class "C" California driver's license must be obtained within ten days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12405c).

Free of any felony convictions.

citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.

Fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.

Of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation.

Found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.