Police Academy Trainee

Chico, CA
Chico Police Department

Under supervision, to receive Police Officer basic academy training in a wide variety of law enforcement assignments; to perform non-sworn duties as required in a training, Police Department, or field setting; to perform other academy related work as required.

$48,672.00 Annually
How to Prepare for the Written Test
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• Receive training in providing general law enforcement and public service duties;*
• Participate in academic tasks and testing activities;*
• Participate in review and observation activities conducted at the academy or in the field;*
• Participate in physical training and testing activities;*
• May perform non-sworn office or field based work as needed in the Police Department or in the field;*
• Perform related duties as assigned.



Experience: None.

Education: High school graduation or equivalent.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver License; possess vision, hearing, strength and agility at a level necessary to perform the duties of a Police Officer.

Additional State of California Requirements: Pursuant to section 1031.5 of the California Government Code: Any person employed by a governmental agency as a peace officer or a peace officer trainee must be a citizen of the United States; or be a permanent resident alien and have applied for citizenship.

A person who has not obtained citizenship within three years after application for employment due to non-cooperation with the government agency processing the citizenship application, or a person who has been denied citizenship, is disqualified from being or becoming a police officer.