The City of San Luis Obispo is currently looking for applicants currently enrolled in an Academy, or a recent Academy graduate.
This is a non-sworn, training-level classification in the City’s police service. Under direct supervision, attends Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) approved basic police academy to be trained in the technical knowledge, skills, and physical capabilities required to perform police service. During training, incumbents do not have police powers and are subject to the rules and regulations of the City of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Police Department, and the police academy attended. Promotion to a sworn Police Officer position is contingent upon successful completion of the basic academy and the final review of the Police Chief. Upon promotion to Police Officer, incumbents will begin a one-year probation as a regular status employee.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Works under the general supervision of a Field Training Officer.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs non-safety duties.
- Collects information and data.
- Transports people and materials, etc.
- Attends a California POST approved Basic Academy for training.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma from a recognized American accreditor or G.E.D.;
At least 20 years old at time of appointment; 20.5 years old at time of completion of the academy; and 21 years old at the completion of the FTO program.
Must have uncorrected vision of 20/100. Corrected to 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other. For individuals wearing soft contact lenses, the “uncorrected” acuity standard does not apply, but vision must be corrected to 20/30 when both eyes are tested together. The wearer of soft lenses must have at least one year of successful use. Normal color vision is required;
Must be in excellent physical condition with weight proportionate to height as determined by an agility test and an examining physician.
POSSESSION AND MAINTENANCE OF:
- A valid California Class “C” driver’s license at the time of hire.