Police Officer Trainee

Angels Camp, CA
Angels Camp Police Department

Salary: $24.40 / Hourly

The Police Officer Trainee is a non-sworn, full-time, benefited position within the police department. The incumbent in this position is preparing for, or currently participating in, a full-time California Basic Police Academy authorized and certified under the guidelines of the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).

• Attain and maintain the ability to successfully enter and complete a POST certified California police academy.
• Attend classroom activities, scenarios, physical training and other assigned duties, tasks and assignments in the Police Academy.
• Complete all graded work with a satisfactory score.
• Maintain honor, demeanor and self-control to the satisfaction of the Recruit Training Officer (RTO) and assigned Angels Camp FTO
• Maintain a moral, ethical, and legal standard commensurate with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
• Successfully pass the prescribed and required firearms training course.
• Follow instructions and directions of assigned supervisors, complete tasks correctly and in a timely manner.
• Directs traffic, including regulation of traffic flow at times of emergency or congestion.

Although no law enforcement or public safety experience is necessary for this entrylevel position, the candidate must demonstrate the life-experience and common sense
necessary to achieve a satisfactory score from assessors on the initial interview panel.


21 years of age at time of appointment as a Police Officer.

Pursuant to California Government Code 1031 (a): Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
Proof of citizenship requirement is copy of an official United States issued birth certificate or official United States naturalization documentation.

Be a high school graduate from a United States public school, an accredited United States Department of Defense high school or an accredited or approved public or nonpublic high school.
Or pass the General Education Development Test indicating high school graduation level.
Or pass the California High School Proficiency Examination.
Proof of education is a copy of one of the following: A high school diploma, a college degree, a high school transcript, a college transcript or, if applicable, GED or Proficiency Exam certificates.

Possession of a valid California Driver’s license – to be maintained as a condition of continued employment. Current copy must be provided.