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.