Police Officer Trainee

Pittsburg, CA
Pittsburg Police Department

$31.62 Hourly

The City is seeking candidates for Police Office Trainee who will be sponsored for the 26-week law enforcement academy which starts in September 2022. The Police Officer Trainee position is an outstanding opportunity for individuals with a desire to begin a career in law enforcement. The Police Officer Trainee is an entry-level, non-sworn training position in the Police Department. Incumbents are assigned to the Basic Peace Officer Academy and must satisfactorily pass all of the requirements that lead to the possession of the Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy Certificate before becoming candidates for the sworn position of Police Officer. Police Officer Trainees are provided with medical, dental, and vision benefits while attending the academy. Assignment to Police Officer Trainee is temporary.


Education: Qualified applicants must possess a US high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

Citizenship: United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship a minimum of one year ago.

Age Requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment

Certification: Must possess of a Basic Certificate from P.O.S.T. at the time of appointment to Police Officer.

Weight/Height: Weight must be in proportion to height.

Vision/Hearing: 20/80 vision in each eye without corrective lens, or visual acuity separately correctable to 20/40 or better. Applicants’ distant binocular acuity must be at least 20/80 in both eyes with or without corrective lenses. Must have normal color vision and normal hearing acuity

License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license and proof of auto liability insurance is required.

Background Investigation: Satisfactory completion of a thorough background investigation. Must have not been convicted for a crime which could have resulted in state or federal imprisonment.

Pre-Employment Testing: Successful completion of drug screen, medical, psychological, and polygraph examinations.

POST Examination:
Applicants must possess or acquire a P.O.S.T. T-score of 44 or higher issued within the last twelve (12) months.