Police Recruit (Academy Attendee)
The Salinas Police Department invites motivated individuals who are currently enrolled or have been accepted into a California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy to apply. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the desire to serve the Salinas community and be a part of a hard working team that is at the leading edge of law enforcement.
Summary of Duties: Under direction, utilizes specialized training and equipment to protect life and property by enforcing laws and preventing crimes.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the entry journey level classification in the City’s sworn police officer series. Police recruits are entry-level positions with little or no related training or experience required. Recruits must complete a State certified Police Academy prior to appointment to probationary status as a police officer.
Supervision Received and Exercised: Receives direction from a sworn police supervisor.
Essential Job Functions
- Successfully complete all required courses to receive a P.O.S.T. certificate
Education: An example of the education and experience which most likely demonstrates the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the duties would be any combination equivalent to completion of the 12th grade or GED.
Licenses and Certifications: A valid State of California Driver’s License.