Police Officer Recruit

Vernon, CA
Vernon Police Department

Salary: $68,723.20 – $83,532.80 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under close supervision, attends a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic training academy to obtain California Peace Officer Certification. This is the entry level non-sworn, non-peace officer, training position.

Essential Functions:

  • Attends classroom training sessions and takes notes required to obtain State Peace Officer Certification.
  • Completes written, oral and skills proficiency examinations for a wide variety of required Peace Officer skills and knowledge and maintains required levels of proficiency.
  • Participates in physical conditioning training and testing and maintains required levels of physical fitness.
  • Adheres to CA POST academy rules and regulations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must be at least 21 years old upon graduation from the academy, and per California Government Code Section 1031 and 1031.5.
  • Must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident who has applied for citizenship at least one (1) year before employment application.
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including a polygraph, and meet the minimum POST standards for medical examinations and physical ability.
  • Upon successful completion of all required training, Police Officer Recruits will be eligible for consideration for appointment to a sworn Police Officer position.
  • Police Officer Recruits who do not successfully complete all required training will be automatically terminated from employment with the City without the right of appeal.
  • A valid California State Driver’s License is required.