Police Officer Recruit
The Fresno Police Department is looking for individuals who have the energy level and commitment to be part of a vigorous law enforcement agency that is continuously striving to take the department to the next level. The selected candidate will be expected to encompass a high level of commitment to public service. The Fresno Police Officer Recruit is the entry level class in the Police series assigned full arrest and citation powers. Under supervision, individuals assist with or may perform law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property. Incumbents receive general and special instructions from supervisors and work under the direct supervision of a training officer during the formal field training program.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination:
Graduation from a P.O.S.T. approved California Law Enforcement Basic Academy within three years of appointment date; or a lapse of not more than three years since last employment as a peace officer where the minimum qualifications required graduation from a Basic Academy.
Individuals currently attending a P.O.S.T. approved Basic Academy may participate in the examination process but may not be appointed until graduation from the academy. Applicants MUST attach to their online application a copy of their P.O.S.T certificate of completion, or MUST attach to their online application verification of proof of current attendance at an approved police academy (see instructions below on how to attach). Applicants will not be admitted into the examination without the above documentation.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License at time of application. License must be maintained during the entire term of employment in this job class. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.
Per California POST requirements, applicants must be a U. S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship:
Be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.