Police Recruit (Academy Enrolled)

Tustin, CA
Tustin Police Department

Salary: $5,321.33 Monthly.

Essential Functions:

  • Successful candidates are appointed in a non-sworn capacity while attending a POST certified Basic Police Academy.
  • Curriculum includes coursework mandated by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and/or the local Police Academy Advisory Committee.
  • After meeting all department, State mandated and academy requirements, including graduation from the Police Academy, incumbents are considered for promotion to the position of sworn Police Officer.
  • Once appointed to a sworn Police Officer position, successful completion of the Department’s field training requirements (approximately 6 months) within an 18-month probationary period is required.
  • Sworn officers perform the full range of law enforcement duties.


  • Must currently be enrolled in a POST certified Police Academy, or have graduated from one within the last six months.
  • Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Excellent physical condition. Must be physically capable of performing all tasks required of a Tustin Police Officer as determined by a physical agility test, medical examination and psychological evaluation. Normal hearing and color vision; vision 20/100 in each eye correctable to 20/20; weight proportional to height.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law.
  • Must be of good moral character with no convictions for felony or crimes of moral turpitude and be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • At time of appointment, candidate must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Must have fluent command of the English language in both oral and written form.