Police Officer – Trainee/Entry-Level

Vacaville, CA
Vacaville Police Department

Salary: $67,794.27 Annually.

Position Summary:

As a Police Officer Trainee, you will attend a six (6) month POST certified Police Academy beginning in June or December 2024 to receive education and training in all aspects of law enforcement. Upon successful completion of the academy, you will have the opportunity to be sworn in and promoted to the position of Police Officer (Academy Graduate).


  • Equivalent to graduation from high school plus completion of fifteen (15) semester units from an accredited college or university.
  • Military service and relevant training may also be considered.
  • An AA /AS degree with major work in police science or related field is desirable.
  • Some public contact work experience is required. Community organization or law enforcement experience is desirable.
  • Incumbents must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record as conditions of initial and continued employment.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law.
  • T-Score of at least 45 on the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) within 12 months prior to application submittal (Possession of AA/AS degree or equivalent waives PELLETB requirement).
  • Must be able to successfully complete a thorough background investigation and meet the 15 job dimensions as recommended by POST.
  • Spanish bilingual skills are highly desirable.