Police Officer – Recruits and Academy Attendees

Alameda, CA
Alameda Police Department

Salary: $28.83/hour.

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, a Police Officer – Recruit attends a P.O.S.T.-certified basic police academy and receives closely supervised training in areas such as: law and Penal Codes; criminal justice system procedures; law enforcement and crime prevention techniques; physical fitness and first aid; proper handling and firing of firearms; radio codes and dispatching procedures; public contact skills; interviewing and taking complaints; writing and editing police reports; geography; investigation techniques; arrest and suspect handling procedures; emergency police vehicle operation; and departmental rules and regulations; performs other duties as required.


  1. Must be 21 years old by date of appointment as a Police Officer.
  2. Must have a High School Diploma/G.E.D
  3. Possess a PELLETB T-Score of 45 or higher OR NTN minimum scores of 65% Video; 70% Writing; 70% Reading.
  4. Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record (need CA driver’s license before appointment)
  5. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law
  6. Desirable Qualification: At least 2 years of related work experience requiring public contact.
  7. Peace Officers must be able to maintain a valid California POST certification during employment.