Police Officer Trainee
The Oakland Police Department is hiring Police Officer Trainees. The ideal candidate will have the education and experience that demonstrate personal motivation, interest in others, and the ability to deal effectively and fairly with residents and co-workers. The ideal candidate will be able to identify problems and resolve them quickly while under pressure, and want to work in a fast-paced, urban environment.
After successful completion of the academy, Police Officers receive step increases on an annual basis and may reach the top step after five years. In July 2023, the salary for the top step will be $11,657.01 per month. Immediate benefits include city-paid health and dental insurance for employee and dependents. Upon graduation from the academy, the benefits package includes a pension provided by the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS); vacation leave, sick leave and holidays; education tuition reimbursement; life insurance; employee assistance program; and deferred compensation plan.
8/7/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
How to Prepare for the Written Test
Applicants take the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) exam. The PELLETB is a 2-hour test which includes 105 questions. Learn how to prepare for the PELLETB Police Exam.
Education: Diploma from an accredited U.S. high school or G.E.D. certificate.
Age: Candidates must be 21 years of age upon graduation from the academy, which is six months in duration.
Driver's License: Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Driver License to operate an automobile at the time of application.
Criminal Record: Candidates may not have any felony convictions or other misdemeanor convictions which would prevent carrying a firearm.
Citizenship: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible for and have applied for U.S. citizenship.