Police Trainee

Montebello, CA
Montebello Police Department

Salary: $89,358.96 – $111,597.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under close supervision to learn to perform responsible law enforcement and crime prevention work; and to perform related work as required.

This is beginning level law enforcement work for the purpose of training to become a sworn police officer.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in assigned in-service training and formal academic programs of instruction designed to qualify the incumbent for certification as a police officer;
  • Assists in the performance of a wide variety of assigned law enforcement duties in a learning capacity;
  • May accompany police officers and assist in investigating incidents and crimes, completing written police reports, directing traffic, and maintaining records;
  • Learns to operate two-way radios, switchboards, and other communications equipment to receive and transmit messages, and dispatch police and emergency personnel; learns to gather and preserve evidence, take fingerprints, and complete related reports; develops skill and proficiency in use and care of firearms;
  • And learns Federal, State, and local law enforcement laws, rules, and regulations.


Graduation from high school or G.E.D. is desirable.