Indio Police Department
The IPD Police Officer Trainee is reserved for individuals hired to become Police Officers who are attending or are being sponsored to attend the required basic law enforcement training academy program. Upon successful completion of the required training and taking the Oath of Office, employees will transition to probationary Police Officer status. A Police Officer Trainee who fails to successfully complete an academy in which he/she was enrolled will be terminated.
Salary: $29.68 Hourly
• Participates in and completes a prescribed law enforcement officer training program for entry level officers, including training in report writing, laws of arrest and seizure, defensive driving, California Vehicle and Penal Codes, officer survival and physical fitness.
• Prior to entering the law enforcement academy training program, may perform a wide variety of police support duties as part of an orientation program, which may include dispatching and records maintenance, acting as desk officer, and/or assisting in planning and research activities.
• Performs related duties as assigned.
The required qualification is to possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license.
Transcripts must be submitted with your application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Applications without transcripts will be automatically disqualified.
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for U.S. citizenship and be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application, and at least 21 years of age by the time of sworn appointment.
Applicants must meet the California police officer selection standards (Codes 1029 & 1031) as listed below:
• Free of any felony convictions.
• A U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for U.S. citizenship and be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application, and at least 21 years of age by the time of sworn appointment.
• 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 that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.