Police Officer Trainee

Campbell, CA
Campbell Police Department

Salary: $112,881.60 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer Trainee is a non-sworn member of the Department who will attend a POST-Certified Basic Police Academy. Upon graduation from the Academy, the Trainee will be sworn in as a Police Officer and begin serving the 18 month probationary period. Upon appointment to the position of Police Officer, the monthly salary will be increased to the first step of the Police Officer salary range.

Essential Functions:

  • Upon appointment, will be required to attend and successfully complete and graduate from a POST Basic Police Academy;
  • Must participate in and pass all required classes at the academy;
  • May be required to ride on patrol as an observer;
  • May be required to perform other non sworn duties as required;
  • Enforces Federal, State and Municipal laws and ordinances;
  • Performs patrol duties in cars, on motorcycles or bicycles, and on foot as required;
  • Enforces State and local traffic laws to regulate traffic, and investigates accidents;
  • Answers calls for service and the protection of life and property;
  • Makes arrests as required and testifies in court; performs crime prevention duties and community relations activities;
  • Interfaces with all City departments to insure the utmost service to the citizens of Campbell;
  • Prepares reports;
  • Services and maintains departmental equipment; and
  • May relieve or assist Records or Communications personnel.


  • Completion of 40 semester units or 60 quarter units from an accredited college or university (college units must be completed at time of application).
  • Successful completion and graduation from POST Basic Police Academy will be required within six months from date of hire which will provide 21 additional college level units.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States under Federal Law.
  • At least 20.5 years of age at the date of application and age 21 by date of appointment.
  • Physical capacity to meet standards established by the City of Campbell.
  • 20/20 corrected vision in both eyes. 20/80 uncorrected vision (both eyes) for those wearing glasses or hard contact lenses. Uncorrected vision requirements may be waived for persons wearing soft contact lenses upon verification of vision stability.