Police Officer – Trainee

Hemet, CA
The Hemet Police Department

Hemet is embarking on a journey of revitalization and growth and is seeking extraordinary men and women who are pursuing an exciting, challenging, and demanding career in law enforcement.

Start your career in law enforcement with the City of Hemet. The Hemet Police Department is looking for dedicated and determined men and women who are committed to protect and serve our community. The Hemet Police Department offers great opportunities for career development and professional growth and provides exceptional benefits.

The City of Hemet is a great place to be a Police Officer – big enough to offer a range of different assignments and opportunities, but small enough for you to really feel part of a strong, cohesive team. You’ll be part of it all – come build a rewarding and exciting career.

NOTE: The purpose of this recruitment is to fill multiple vacancies and to establish an eligibility list for a one-year period.


Police Officer Trainee – $4,475/month
*Police Officer Trainees receive 75% of the current Step A rate for Police Officers. This rate shall be applicable until a Police Officer Trainee is moved to the classification of Police Officer, at which time, the Police Officer shall then receive 100% of Step A rate for Police Officers until advanced to the next step.

Sworn Police Officer – $5,967 – $7,997/month


1/17/2022 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana



High school graduation or GED certificate.

Certification/License and/or Special Requirements:

Must have attained age 21 years upon the time of appointment as a sworn officer.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license and satisfactory driving record.
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship.


Must be of good moral character with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude, able to pass a comprehensive background investigation, including a polygraph examination.

Physical Requirements:

Uncorrected vision of 20/100 or better in both eyes and must be corrected to 20/20 in one eye, 20/30 in the other eye. Normal color vision.
Normal Hearing
Excellent physical condition must be physically capable of performing all tasks required of a Hemet Police Officer as determined by a physical agility test and medical evaluation.
Ability to perform the essential job functions associated with law enforcement, i.e. run after fleeing suspects, accurately use and qualify with issued equipment including firearms and batons, drive a police vehicle for extended periods of time, have the strength and ability to defend against attacking suspects, take physical control of violent suspects, move, drag or carry persons from danger.