Police Officer Trainee

Glendale, CA
Glendale Community College

Salary: $4,652.31 – $5,129.15 Monthly.

Position Summary:

The Police Trainee is a non-sworn, probationary position. The incumbent will remain a Police Trainee for the duration of training at a police academy. At the approval of the Chief of Police, the Police Trainee will be appointed into the classification of Police Office upon graduation from the training academy and completion of the probationary period.

Essential Functions:

  • Leadership, professionalism, and ethics.
  • Federal and State criminal law and procedures.
  • Response, enforcement, and patrol techniques and procedures.
  • Investigation of crimes and accidents.
  • Presentation of evidence and investigative report writing.
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Emergency management.
  • First aid.
  • Hazardous materials.
  • Investigative report writing.
  • Arrest and control procedures and techniques.
  • Firearms, chemical agents, and other weapons.
  • Cultural diversity.
  • Vehicle operations.
  • Lifetime fitness.
  • Participates in learning activities, a physical conditioning program, and demonstrations as required by the academy.
  • Successfully completes written and practical tests to demonstrate mastery of law enforcement-related knowledge, skills, and abilities as prescribed by the training academy.
  • May complete a brief, pre-academy orientation with the GCC Police Department.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Be a high school graduate of a US public school, an accredited US Department of Defense high school, or an accredited or approved public or nonpublic high school.
  • Pass the General Education Development (GED) test indicating high school graduation level.
  • Pass the California High School Proficiency Examination.
  • Have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license by date of hire and have a safe driving record.
  • Must be free of any felony convictions.
  • Must pass a thorough pre-placement background investigation indicating good moral character.
  • Must pass pre-placement medical and psychological evaluations ensuring freedom from any physical, emotional, or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.
  • May be required to pass a physical agility test for entrance into the selected police academy.