Police Officer – Trainee/Entry-Level
The City of Vacaville is looking for highly motivated and qualified individuals that are interested in becoming a Vacaville Police Officer.
As a Police Officer Trainee, you will attend a six (6) month POST certified Police Academy beginning in December 2022 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).
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: 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.
Experience: Some public contact work experience is required. Community organization or law enforcement experience is desirable.
License or Certificate: Incumbents must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record as conditions of initial and continued employment.
Incumbents must successfully complete the certified POST Basic Academy course of instruction as a condition of continued employment.
Other: Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be a United States Citizen or permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship. 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 10 job dimensions as recommended by POST. Spanish bilingual skills are highly desirable.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record as conditions of initial and continued employment.
As a condition of continued employment, incumbents must successfully complete the certified POST Basic Academy course of instruction.