Police Officer Trainee

Redwood City, CA
Redwood City Police Department

Salary: $139,443.20-$153,712.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

THE POSITION Police Officer Trainees will be registered to attend a Basic Police Academy course to meet the minimum required training mandates governed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for entry level Law Enforcement. Upon successful completion of the Basic Police Academy, Police Officer Trainees are transitioned to a Police Officer safety position, and enter the Field Training Program for Police Officers. The Redwood City Police Department offers many opportunities for learning and long-term career growth in a city comprised of diverse residential and business communities. The objective for every Redwood City Police Officer is to protect life and property, proactively reduce crime and the fear of crime through the use of data-driven policing models, with an overarching operational philosophy by using community policing and problem oriented strategies; as part of their mission to maintain a safe and connected community. The Redwood City Police Department is looking for professionals who strive to provide “excellent service with integrity and respect.” Candidates with a demonstrated work history of high motivation and who have consistently strived for self-improvement are encouraged to apply.


  • Completion of 30 semester units from an accredited college or university (60 units or more is preferred).
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license maintaining a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must be 21 years old by the examination date.
  • Physically capable of passing the California P.O.S.T. medical examination job requirements.
  • Meet all regulatory requirements for becoming a Peace Officer with a California P.O.S.T. agency.
  • Ability to perform the duties of a Police Officer observe and recall accurately; use and care for firearms; think and act quickly in emergencies; learn, understand, and interpret laws and regulations; understand and carry out oral and written directions; prepare concise and comprehensive written reports; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.