Police Recruit

South Gate, CA
South Gate Police Department

Salary: $4,976.00 Monthly.

Closing Date: 6/30/2024.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, to attend the prescribed Basic Police Academy; to maintain acceptable grade levels and to achieve graduation; to participate in any and all field exercises as directed and to do related work as required.

Works under the direct supervision of Police Sergeant or higher-ranking position and/or Police Academy staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Attends Academy classroom instruction on police policies, procedures, weaponless defense, criminal and civil law, physical fitness techniques, use of firearms, arrest procedures, community relations, operation of emergency vehicles and other mandated courses and related subjects;
  • Participates in field exercises and physical training routines;
  • Keeps and writes notebooks, reports, and other printed material and records; is available and open to the learning process with the goal of Police Academy graduation and eventual meaningful service to the Police Department.


  • Graduation from high school.
  • Must possess a California Class C driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law.
  • Must be 21 years of age at the time of application.
  • English/Spanish bilingual skills highly desirable.