Police Officer Recruit

Irvine, CA
Irvine Police Department
Salary: $47,673.60-$75,004.80 Annually

The City of Irvine has remained America’s Safest City of its size for thirteen consecutive years. We take great pride in being a progressive, forward-thinking organization where police officers have the opportunity to grow and advance their skills in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. The Department’s geographic policing model ensures a high level of community collaboration, strategic partnerships, and progressive problem solving. The City of Irvine’s Police Department has opportunities for individuals who are interested in growth potential and in becoming professional Police Officers. Those who are successful in the selection process will complete a P.O.S.T. approved basic academy.

$47,673.60 – $75,004.80 Annually


• Participates in and completes a prescribed law enforcement officer training program for entry level Police 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, performs 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.


Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
High school diploma or equivalent, completion of 60 college level units or an AA degree and or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires U.S. citizenship or the ability to obtain citizenship within three years of appointment. Requires possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver license.