Police Officer Trainee

Suisun City, CA
Suisun City Police Department

Salary: $28.63-$30.06 Hourly.

Position Summary:

This is the non-sworn, trainee-level class in the Police Officer series. Incumbents earn an hourly wage while attending a basic POST certified training academy to obtain the basic skills and fitness level necessary for performance of Police Officer duties. Employment in this classification is contingent upon maintaining enrollment in a POST approved academy for which they are enrolled. Advancement to the sworn Police Officer level is based on successful graduation from the academy, meeting minimum qualification standards, availability of police officer positions within the City, and is at the discretion of the Police Chief.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend and complete a basic POST certified training academy to obtain the basic skills and fitness level necessary for performance of Police Officer duties.
  • Learn principles and techniques of patrol procedures, community service, crime prevention, and public relations.
  • Learn and apply knowledge of enforcement and procedural aspects of criminal law, arrest and control techniques, crowd control, and the enforcement of those laws.
  • Learn principles and techniques of proper use and maintenance of firearms.
  • Learn basic criminal investigation processes and techniques, including the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence, courtroom testimony, and interviewing witnesses.
  • Perform related duties as required.


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. Specialized training or college-level course work in law enforcement, police science, criminal justice, or a related field is desirable.
  • Must be enrolled in a basic POST certified police academy by the time of hire.
  • Proof of a T‐Score of 45 or greater on the POST Entry‐Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) and proof of passing any POST certified academy physical agility test (PAT) or comparable agency equivalent are required for enrollment in a POST certified police academy. Proof of completion of the PELLETB and PAT must be attached to your application and have been completed within the past 12 months.
  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver license.
  • Must be 21 years of age as of the date of graduation from the Police Academy.
  • Must be of good moral character with no felony convictions.
  • Must be lawfully able to possess a firearm.
  • This position requires a thorough background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, and a medical exam prior to appointment.
  • Must be able to satisfy selection standards for peace officers in California as set forth in Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031. The City of Suisun City is not precluded from adoption of additional or higher selection standards.