Entry Level Police Officer

Redding Police Department
Redding Police Department
Salary: $30.14-$44.52 Hourly

The City of Redding is establishing an Entry Level Police Officer eligibility list to fill current and future Police Officer vacancies. We are seeking motivated individuals with a strong commitment toward providing excellent service to the members of the community. The Mission of the Redding Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life in our City.

$30.14 – $44.52 Hourly


Perform all classes of law enforcement work including, but not limited to, patrol assigned beat enforcing laws and maintaining order. Examples include: traffic law enforcement, regulation enforcement, crime prevention and crime investigation from complaint to final solution of cases.


Typical Qualifications
Knowledge of: Practices and procedures of police science and administration; criminal law, City ordinances and regulations; investigation and crime prevention methods; rules of evidence and laws governing the apprehension, arrest, custody and prosecution of law violators; and effective public relations.

Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and employees; read, understand, and carry out departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws and regulations; analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action; write clear and accurate reports; understand and follow oral directions; learn the use and care of automobiles, motorcycles, and small firearms; make detailed observations, recall names, personal descriptions, and details of incidents; and meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance and agility.

Education & Experience: To qualify candidates must be a graduate of a California POST police academy at time of appointment and must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have completed 30 semester college units, 60 semester units desirable, and have less than one year of "street" experience with a municipality, Sheriff's Office or equivalent. Applicants with custodial (jail) experience only will be tested as entry level.

Special Requirements: Applicants must attach a copy of a California POST Academy certificate or proof of current enrollment in a California POST Academy at the time of application AND proof of a "POST Entry-Level Test Battery" ("T-Score") of 45 or higher in order to be considered (certificates over two years old will not be accepted) POST Academy Certificates over three years require proof of completion of a POST Academy update course.

Applicants must possess a California Basic Academy certificate by appointment. Additionally, applicants must possess a California driver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.