Police Officer Trainee

Lompoc, CA
Lompoc Police Department

$4,535.58 – $5,513.06 Monthly

Under close supervision, to participate in a basic law enforcement training program approved by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.); and to do other work as required.

The class of Police Officer Trainee represents the training level class in the law enforcement series. Incumbents remain in probationary status for the dura­tion of such employment and must successfully complete the basic Post Academy to qualify for status as a Police Officer. Incumbency in this class shall not be considered toward the probationary period required for the classification of Police Officer. Positions in this class are distinguished from Police Officer in that the Police Officer Trainee is a non-sworn class which has no peace officer powers and shall exercise no peace officer powers. Failure to success­fully complete the basic P.O.S.T. Academy is grounds for automatic rejection from this class.


License Required: Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver’s License.

Education/Experience: High School diploma or GED and any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position.