POLICE RECRUIT - (Job Code #1610)

Culver City Police Department

Culver City, California

$5,861.81per month while attending a Police Academy



The monthly salary range for Police Officer is $5,861.81- $7,663.80. The top salary step is based on possession of the POST Advanced Certificate. Applicants for Police Recruit are hired as an at-will civilian, until successful completion of the police academy, at which time the recruit is sworn in as a Police Officer.



Culver City is a Charter City incorporated in 1917, and is a destination filled with outdoor cafes, unique shops and galleries opening onto pedestrian-friendly boulevards. Culver City has a dedicated staff of approximately 700+ employees with an overall operating budget of over $220 million. The City provides a full range of municipal services including Fire, Police, Community Development, Public Works, Parks, Recreation, and Community Services, and Transportation.



Recruitment open until filled. Initial review of filed applications will take place on May 1, 2017.

A complete application, including copies of relevant degrees and/or certificates must be submitted for consideration to the Human Resources Department. Applicants may download a City application at: www.culvercity.org/jobs  or obtain an application in person from the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232.

Individuals that submit incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

Faxed or emailed materials will not be accepted.



The City of Culver City is seeking qualified women and men who are interested in becoming peace officers.

The Police Department has a complement of 105 sworn and 50 civilian personnel serving a residential population of 40,000 and an estimated daily commercial population of over 200,000.

The incumbent in this non-sworn, at-will civilian classification attends a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified police academy to receive education and training in all aspects of law enforcement such as laws of arrest, search and seizure, crime prevention, community relations, first-aid, physical conditioning, self-defense, handling of weapons and other related duties. Upon graduation from the academy, the Police Recruit is sworn in as a Police Officer and assumes the duties of that position.




Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver license is required at time of appointment (hire).



Applicants must receive a passing score on all examination components in order to be placed on the eligible list.




Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: Proof of U.S. citizenship, alien residency, or authorization to work in the U.S. will be required before appointment to this position. Special assistance for persons with disabilities is available to help with the application and examination process upon request. Request should be made to Human Resources Department, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232-0507, (310) 253-5640, V/TDD (310) 253-5647 (Hearing Impaired Only). Women, Minorities & Disabled Encouraged to Apply.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.



The City of Culver City, with a population of 40,000, is 8 miles from the Civic Center of Los Angeles and 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, near the intersection of the Santa Monica and San Diego Freeways. Culver City is a “charter” city, governed by a 5-member City Council and managed by a City Manager, assisted by 10 department heads.



1) Official City employment application form completed (demonstrating possession of minimum qualifications), signed, and filed by 5:00 p.m., on or before filing date (filing time may vary if noted on reverse side of this form).

2) Successful completion of all parts of the examination process which may include one (1) or more of the following: written, physical agility, appraisal interview, or performance. Applicants will be notified as to date, time, and location for each part.

3) Successful completion of all parts of a background check: conviction record, fingerprint check, proof of age, medical examination and loyalty oath.

4) All applicants who have successfully completed all stages of the recruitment process and received a final passing score will be placed on an eligible list, ranked according to final score.

5) Top five (5) ranks from eligible list will be referred for consideration in filling vacancies.



Proof of honorable discharge (DD214) must be submitted by final filing date to claim veteran’s preference. Reserve duty, including active reserve training duty, does not meet eligibility requirements for entitlement to veteran’s preference. (Veteran’s preference does not apply to promotional exams).



Seniority points will be computed in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations.



These are typical benefits, but may vary by negotiated agreements with employee bargaining units. Please refer to the appropriate MOU for this position by visiting:  www.culvercity.org


RETIREMENT: City participates in CalPERS* retirement plan (Public Employees Retirement System).Retirement benefit depends upon date of appointment (hire) and associated employee bargaining unit.


DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employees may voluntarily contribute to a city sponsored deferred compensation plan.


HEALTH BENEFITS: Choice of health, dental, vision and life plans are available for employees and dependents. Some employee contribution may be required.


LEAVE BENEFITS: Include holidays, in-lieu time, sick and vacation.


UNIFORMS Those employees required to wear uniforms will be either: (a) reimbursed for uniform articles; or (b) furnished uniforms depending upon classification.




* In the event an employee leaves City Service prior to retirement, this contribution, including interest, is remitted to the employee upon application to the retirement system