Police Officer Trainee (Academy Attendee)

St Martinez, CA
Martinez Police Department

The members of the Martinez Police Department are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services. The Department has a staff of 52 FTE’s, with 37 sworn officers and 15 FTE professional staff, with an annual operating budget of $12 million.

The Martinez Police Department offers a full slate of policing services to the community, including officers dedicated to investigations, traffic enforcement, tactical unit, canine (K-9) units, homeless outreach, crisis intervention, and community engagement/social media. Active reserve officer and cadet programs supplement the Department and further strengthen community involvement.

The Department operates its own communications center, providing 24/7 emergency and non-emergency dispatch services for the Martinez Police Department and other agencies. The Department assigns its officers in Neighborhood Policing Areas to further engage the community.


$65,980.08 Annually


1/22/2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana


Attends a basic P.O.S.T. certified Academy designed to provide an entire overview of the criminal justice system including knowledge of laws and training in police procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid, and awareness of the functions and responsibilities of Police Officers and how they relate to field operations. Academy and field training would include: instruction by a Range Master on proper handling of firearms; review of radio codes and applicable Penal Code sections; an overview of the court system; answering telephone calls and dispensing public information; observation of communications operators; assistance with security duties; assistance in booking, searchings, and processing paperwork on prisoners or arrestees; assistance in patrol work to observe law enforcement activities such as maintenance of order, prevention of crime, protection of citizens and property and learning the city's jurisdictional boundaries; review of report procedures and techniques for directing traffic and filing court packages dealing with criminal prosecution; learning computer classification and coding systems; and review of the rules and regulations manual.


Minimum: Must be 18 years of age; must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate; must have a valid and appropriate California driver's license and a good driving record; must pass a medical examination and a psychological and background investigation; must have a 20/100 vision or better, correctable to 20/30 in each eye, ability to pass polygraph examination.

Desirable: Observe and learn various laws, police procedures, law enforcement techniques and first aid; analyze problems and situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action even in emergency or stressful situations; undergo strenuous physical conditioning; maintain positive business and community relationships; ability to read and understand departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws, regulations, and police literature, together with an aptitude for law enforcement work; ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, and reasonable course of action; ability to write clear and accurate reports; ability to understand and follow oral directions; ability to learn the use and care of automobiles, motorcycles, and small firearms; keen observation and ability to remember names, faces, and details of incidents; good health, physical endurance and agility.