Entry Level Police Officer

Redding, CA
Redding Police Department

Salary: $36.77 – $54.33 Hourly.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

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.


  • Must be a graduate of a California POST police academy at time of appointment.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have completed 30 semester college units, 60 semester units desirable.
  • 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.
  • 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.