Police Recruit

Signal Hill, CA
Signal Hill Police Department

$75,673.51 Annually

Join the City of Signal Hill Police Department for a rewarding career, where Officers care about their community and the community supports its Officers. The Department is devoted to enhancing the quality of life in the City by providing a proactive and professional level of police service, and treating all persons with fairness, respect, and dignity. Upon satisfactory completion of P.O.S.T. academy and meeting other requirements as a recruit, a Police Officer’s salary is $81,225.87 – $103,667.07 annually.

Example of Duties

  • Attend a P.O.S.T. certified basic police academy designated by the City of Signal Hill to obtain formal training in police work associated with public safety and the protection of life and property.
  • May perform non-sworn work in the Police Department’s jail operation, communication center, property and evidence handling, service desk, community relations or any other designated department area as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • U.S. citizen or resident alien who has applied for citizenship at the time of application.
  • Equivalent to completion of high school. Completion of sixty college units of study from an accredited community college, college or university with an emphasis on criminal justice, administration of justice or related field is desirable.
  • Must have reached 21st birthday upon completion of the police academy.
  • Vision uncorrected at least 20/70 and correctable to 20/20 in both eyes. Normal depth perception and color vision in both eyes.
  • Hearing must be normal in both ears as passed by the City’s Medical Examiner.
  • Height and weight must be in proper proportion.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements established by competent authority.
  • Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.