Police Recruit

East Palo Alto, CA
East Palo Alto Police Department

Salary: $30.00 Hourly.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

The Police Recruit actively participates in the P.O.S.T. (Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) prescribed police academy training program; performs all related learning and testing activities. The successful candidate will perform a variety of routine to complex field and administrative activities in support of police services and programs for the City’s Police Department. In addition to, provide comprehensive non-sworn staff support to Police Department supervisory and management personnel on a wide variety of law enforcement programs, projects, and services; responds to public requests and performs related duties, as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Learns and applies knowledge of the City of East Palo Alto Police Department’s organization, rules, and regulations.
  • Learns principles and techniques of patrol procedures, community service, crime prevention, and public relations.
  • Learns and applies knowledge of enforcement and procedural aspects of criminal law, arrest and control techniques, crowd control, and the enforcement of those laws.
  • Learns principles and techniques of proper use and maintenance of firearms.
  • Learns vehicle operation including the Vehicle Code.
  • Learns basic criminal investigation processes and techniques, including the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence, courtroom testimony, and interviewing witnesses.
  • Learns and practices physical fitness and defense techniques programs.
  • Learns and practices first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Equivalent to graduation from the twelfth (12th) grade.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.