Police Recruit

Eureka, CA
Eureka Police Department

Salary: $40,848.00 – $49,644.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

To attend and successfully complete a POST approved Basic Police Academy or POST 136-hour Recertification Course. May assist department personnel in a variety of field and office law enforcement activities as required.

Receives direct supervision from assigned higher level sworn Staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend all scheduled classes and activities in conjunction with Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved Basic Police Academy or Requalification Course.
  • Prepare reports and complete work assignments required by the Basic Police Academy, Recertification Course, and the Department.
  • May assist department personnel in a variety of law enforcement activities.


  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented with some education in police science.
  • Some voluntary experience working with a law enforcement agency would be highly desirable.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.
  • A Tscore of 48 or higher on the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB). A letter containing this passing Tscore must be attached to your application.