Police Officer Trainee

Anaheim, CA
Anaheim Police Department

The City of Anaheim is seeking highly motivated individuals interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Police Officer Trainee is a non-sworn classification, participating in required law enforcement training in order to develop and meet the requirements of the entry-level Police Officer classification.

Note: Upon successful completion of required training and graduation from the POST basic police academy, Police Officer Trainees are eligible to be promoted to the position of sworn Police Officer on a probationary basis.

Monthly Salary:


• Leadership, professionalism, ethics, cultural diversity and discrimination awareness, criminal justice system, criminal law and statutes, juvenile law and procedure, laws of arrest, search and seizure, preservation and presentation of evidence, criminal investigation, report writing, emergency vehicle operations, patrol techniques, community policing, problem oriented policing, vehicle pullovers, traffic enforcement, traffic collision investigation, arrest and control methods, defensive tactics, use of force, handling disputes, crime scene investigation, collection and processing of forensic evidence, care and proficient use of firearms and chemical agents, gang awareness, narcotics recognition and enforcement, and emergency management.
• Participate in orientation programs in order to develop an awareness of the duties, activities, and responsibilities of a police officer.
• Participate in physical fitness, agility, and conditioning exercises and self-defense exercises, first aid and CPR.
• Learn, understand and interpret various laws, police practices, and procedures.
• Analyze problems and learn to rationally and calmly take appropriate action in stressful situations.
• Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports and solve basic arithmetic problems.
• May be required to work with and around specially trained police dogs.
• Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


• Possession of a valid California driver license by date of employment.
• Must be at least 20 years of age at the time of application and a minimum of 21 years of age upon appointment as a peace officer.
• Graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of a G.E.D. (General Educational Development) exam.
• Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Must be a United States citizen within 3 years of the date of appointment.
• Must be physically fit to perform the essential functions, including physical strength and agility to perform foot pursuits and physical restraint of suspects.
• Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing; exercise tact, self-restraint and good judgment; and establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of employment.