A Police Trainee is a temporary, non-sworn position. Under close supervision, a Trainee participates in a comprehensive training program at a POST approved police academy for a period of approximately 6 months.
This temporary class provides an opportunity for persons to achieve the academic and physical training required for appointment to the position of Police Officer. Appointment in this position is generally limited to the duration of the Police Academy. Academic progress and physical achievement are closely monitored during this training period. Upon successful completion and graduation from the Police Academy, trainees may be appointed to the position of probationary Police Officer. However, successful completion of the Police Academy and this training program does not provide for automatic appointment. Extension beyond the academy period may only be made upon express authorization of the Chief of Police.
Graduation from high school or equivalent.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:
A valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and a satisfactory driving record are a condition of hire and of continued employment. A satisfactory driving record is one absent of misdemeanor convictions or multiple infraction convictions. Loss of a driver’s license and/or an unsatisfactory driving record may result in employee discipline, up to and including termination.
Trainees shall not have been convicted of any felony. A misdemeanor conviction may result in applicant disqualification and employee disciplinary action, up to and including termination.. A complete background investigation will be conducted.
AGE: 20 years and 6 months at time of appointment.
Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and who has applied for, citizenship at least one year prior to application for employment