Police Officer Recruit

Agency: Fresno Police Department

Location: Fresno CA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Job ID: 3618
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Regular Shift
Job Code 415001


Salary Range From 4569.00 to 4798.00

Position Description

FILING DEADLINE: Continuous/Open until Filled (City of Fresno will accept applications until a sufficient amount of applications have been received, or selection has been made; therefore the recruitment may close at anytime.)


The Fresno Police Department is looking for individuals who have the energy level and commitment to be part of a vigorous law enforcement agency that is continuously striving to take the department to the next level. The selected candidate will be expected to encompass a high level of commitment to public service. The Fresno Police Officer Recruit is the entry level class in the Police series assigned full arrest and citation powers. Under supervision, individuals assist with or may perform law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property. Incumbents receive general and special instructions from supervisors and work under the direct supervision of a training officer during the formal field training program.

The Requirements

These are entrance requirements to the competitive examination and do not assure a place on the eligible list. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to qualify.

TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have the following:

As part of the qualifying process for Police Officer Recruit with the City of Fresno, eligible candidates will be required to complete a detailed pre-employment personal history form, followed by a thorough background investigation which will include a polygraph examination.


If candidate receives a conditional employment offer, you will be required to successfully complete a medical examination which will include testing for the presence of drugs and alcohol. Any falsification of information provided or any failure to meet the requirements will result in disqualification from further consideration in the selection process for Police Officer Recruit.


Some of the potential reasons for disqualification from the selection process:

- Use of illegal drugs either recently or extensively.

- Failure to disclose prior drug use.

- Falsification of any required application or pre-employment materials.

- Involvement in a crime, the nature of which would impair the credibility of the
individual or cause embarrassment to the City of Fresno.

- Poor employment record.







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