Police Officer Trainee

Emeryville, CA
Emeryville Police Department

$58,308.00 – $61,212.00 Annually

If you are interested in a career in law enforcement and want to serve the Emeryville Community, you should apply to be a Police Officer Trainee with the City of Emeryville!

Examples of Duties

Upon graduation from the Police Academy, trainees will be sworn in as Police Officers and will begin a 16-week field training program in the Patrol Division.   As a Police Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • Answering and responding to calls for service
  • Protecting life and property
  • Making arrests
  • Enforcing federal, state, and local traffic laws and ordinances
  • Preventing and investigating crimes
  • Patrolling designated area(s) during an assigned shift on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or by patrol car
  • Performing crime prevention and community relations activities to ensure a high-level of service to residents

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate would have:

  • Prior internship or experience in a government/municipal public safety department
  • Related college course work, an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree is desirable
  • Good moral character

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a POST approved Law Enforcement Academy at the time of application.  OR have completed a PELLET-B written exam with a valid T-score of 45 or above.  PELLET-B scores will be accepted within one (1) year from the test administration date.   Tests older than one (1) year will not meet the minimum qualifications for this position.  OR candidate must pass the National Testing Network’s (NTN) Law Enforcement Test with scores of at least:  Video: 65, Reading: 70, and Writing: 70.  Please see the “To Apply” section for more specific details.
  • Must be at least 20 years of age to apply, and at least 21 years of age at time of appointment to the position of Police Officer
  • Free of felony convictions; no misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons restrictions
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record (this is an ongoing requirement)
  • Have uncorrected vision of at least 20/100 in each eye or corrected to 20/30
  • Possess normal color vision and hearing
  • To be appointed a Police Officer in California, you must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.   Citizenship status must be conferred within three (3) years of applying for citizenship.  AND have a high school diploma or the equivalent.