Police Officer- Trainee

Walnut Creek, CA
Walnut Creek Police Department

Salary
$25.00 – $32.00 Hourly

The City of Walnut Creek is currently seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer Trainee.

Representative Duties
Walnut Creek Police Officers serve in patrol, traffic, and investigation assignments. Fixed sectors are assigned and patrol officers are responsible for providing patrol, investigation, crime prevention, juvenile, traffic and public assistance on their sector. Investigative and traffic personnel are available for assistance when needed. In addition to patrol duties, officers may have collateral assignments such as Police Information Technology Team, Motor Team, Firearms Instructor, Regional SWAT Team, K9, Bomb Squad, Detectives, Drivers Training, Defensive Tactics and Crime Scene Investigation.

Qualifications Guidelines
Police Officer Trainees must be a minimum of 20 years and 6 months of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment as a Police Officer. Graduation from high school or equivalent and the completion of sixty (60) semester units (equivalent to 90 quarter units) at a recognized college or university is required. No direct experience is required.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid Class C California Driver’s License and a good driving record.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. (California State law requires that permanent resident aliens who desire to be employed as peace officers must apply for citizenship before application for employment as a peace officer.)
  • Candidate must meet City’s medical standards pertaining to physical requirements prior to employment.
  • Employees are assigned to shift work and rotated among various assignments.