Police Recruit

Alhambra, CA
Alhambra Police Department

Salary: $6,910.98 Monthly.

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, to be trained to perform general and specialized law enforcement work, and to perform related work as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Attends a Basic P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer Training Academy designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the Criminal Justice System and specialized training in various laws, police procedures and techniques, first aid, and physical conditioning, participates in initial department field training and perform other duties as required.
  • This is a non-sworn police recruit classification, specifically designated to train police officer candidates for eligibility as a sworn police officer with promotion to the position of the Police Officer contingent upon satisfactory completion of police academy training and meeting all other requirements. Police recruits shall not perform duties within the scope of active law enforcement service prior to appointment as a sworn officer.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Must be at minimum age of 21 at the time of appointment.
  • Must meet all of the following requirements: 1.) Be legally authorized to work in the United States by federal law; 2.) Be fingerprinted for the purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record; 3.) Of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation; and 4.) Be found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition, including bias against race or ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.
  • Must have no felony convictions and/or convictions which would restrict the ability to possess a firearm.
  • Bilingual skills are highly desirable.