Police Officer Recruit
This is a non-sworn, training level classification in the Police Department. Recruits do not have police officer powers or authority. Incumbents will assume non-sworn duties within the department and attend a P.O.S.T. Certified Academy, which is approximately 6 months in length. The academy is intense and requires a high degree of discipline.
Upon graduation and award of the Academy Basic Certificate, the incumbent may be appointed to and sworn in as a Police Officer. Upon appointment, the monthly salary will be step 1 of the Police Officer salary range, which is currently $5,511 – $6,999 per month. At this time, incumbents will begin a new 18-month probationary period.
Salary $51,312.00 – $65,172.00 Annually
Must have the ability to:
• Understand, interpret, and apply State and local laws and regulations, department policies and procedures, and other technical literature pertaining to law enforcement.
• React quickly and calmly in emergency or hazardous situations and adopt an effective course of action.
• Observe and remember facts and details of incidents.
• Follow oral and written instructions.
• Learn to operate firearms safely and skillfully.
• Obtain information through interview, interrogation, and observation.
• Write clear and accurate reports.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Communicate verbally in a clear, effective manner and provide excellent customer service.
• Deal tactfully and effectively with a wide range of different individuals and groups from the community.
• Work rotating shifts for days and evenings.
• Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.
• At least 21 years of age upon acceptance to a P.O.S.T. Certified Academy.
• A citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
• Must be free of any felony convictions.
• Must be found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.
• Ability to possess a firearm in the State of California legally.
• Must possess and maintain a P.O.S.T. approved Penal Code 832 certification and CPR/First Aid certification within twelve months of appointment.