Police Recruit (Academy Enrolled)

Tustin, CA
Tustin Police Department

Salary: $5,321.33 Monthly.

Position Summary:

Candidates successfully completing all components of the selection process will be placed on an employment eligibility list from which hires may be made. The eligible list is valid for one year. The duration of the selection process typically lasts 6-9 months.

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.
  • Age: Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Education: High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Physical: 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.
  • Authorization to Work: Must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law.
  • Background: 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.
  • License: At time of appointment, candidate must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Language: Must have fluent command of the English language in both oral and written form.