Police Academy Trainee

Orange, CA
Orange Police Department

The City of Orange is looking for dedicated men and women who want to make a difference in the community they serve by becoming a member of one of the best Police Departments in Orange County. The successful candidate will demonstrate through their education and experience, a desire for a career as a Police Officer. Those persons who best meet the needs of the City will be contacted for participation in the selection process which will include, but may not be limited to, the following: POST PELLET-B written examination (pass/fail). See http://www.post.ca.gov for a sample exam; Physical Agility Test (pass/fail) see below for details; and an appraisal interview – 100%.

$55,836.00 Annually

How to Prepare for the Written Test

Applicants take the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) exam. The PELLETB is a 2-hour test which includes 105 questions. Learn how to prepare for the PELLETB Police Exam.


Under supervision, performs law enforcement and crime prevention duties; enforces city, county and state laws; patrols assigned areas; responds to calls for protection of life and property; conducts preliminary investigations of matters involving possible violations of law; investigates criminal cases; directs and controls traffic flow; stops violators; warns against unlawful practices, issues citations, testifies in court; prepares and submits reports; inspects business premises; investigates suspicious persons and circumstances; gives information and directions to the public; reviews case records and reports; collects and identifies evidence; apprehends and arrests criminal law violators; enforces parking regulations; attends training assignments and target practice; performs other related duties as required.



Employees must meet standards of physical stature, endurance, and agility established by the City. Tasks involve frequent driving, walking and standing, and occasional running; frequent light lifting and occasional lifting of heavy objects or persons; employee must have the physical ability to apprehend and restrain subjects and to defend oneself from attack. Tasks involve the operation of vehicles, firearms, and other equipment in which manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination are important ingredients of safe and productive operations. Tasks may require exposure to extreme heat or cold, extreme weather conditions, strong odors and/or smoke, dust, or pollen. Tasks require visual, color, depth, and sound perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.


1. Graduation from high school or equivalent.

2. Candidates must be a United States citizen at time of appointment.

3. At least 20 years of age at time of application and at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.

4. Possession of a valid California Class "C" drivers license with good driving record.