Police Officer Recruit

Covina, CA
Covina Police Department

Salary: $78,690.25 – $103,002.96 Annually.

Position Summary:
The Police Recruit is the police trainee classification designed specifically and solely for the purpose of employing police officer candidates in a non-sworn status during the initial basic police officer academy training. Incumbents will be afforded the opportunity to be appointed to and sworn in as a probationary entry-level police officer with full police authority upon successful and satisfactory completion of academy training. Candidates hired as Police Recruits will be expected to complete an 18-month probationary period from the time of hire.
Essential Functions:

  • Attend a basic POST certified police officer training academy designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system and specialized training in various laws, police practices and procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid, and physical conditioning.
  • Participates in initial departmental training and orientation programs, including field training under direct supervision for the purpose of developing awareness of functions, activities and responsibilities of a police officer.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/ local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public.


  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in law enforcement and successful completion of some college course work in criminology, police sciences or a related field is desirable.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for U.S. citizenship.