TO QUALIFY AS AN ACADEMY GRADUATE, AN APPLICANT MUST:
To be eligible for consideration as a Police Officer – Academy Graduate, an applicant must:
TO QUALIFY AS A LATERAL, AN APPLICANT MUST:
To be eligible for consideration as a Police Officer – Lateral, an applicant must:
You may be eligible to meet the state’s training requirements through the Basic Course Waiver (BCW) process. This is essential for positions including city police officers, sheriff’s deputies, and other specified peace officer roles.
Completing the BCW process is mandatory to obtain a waiver, and agency sponsorship is not required. The employing agency has the discretion to accept a waiver.
Apply online by scrolling to the top of the job posting and clicking on the “Apply” link. You must scan and attach your POST certificate(s) to your online application.
Important: Applications with “See Resume” as a substitution for the work experience description and/or unclear past employment information will not be considered. The application for employment, supplemental questionnaire, and POST Basic Certificate (if applicable) must be submitted to be considered for this position.
Based on a review of the applications, a limited number of the best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a qualifying written examination, structured oral board interview, written exercise, or other elements determined by the City to be appropriate. All applicants invited to the examination(s) will be notified of date, time, and place of examination(s).
Structured Oral Interviews (weighted 100%) will be conducted on a continual basis. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher to be placed on the Eligible List.
The selected candidate will be subjected to a background investigation which may include, but is not limited to, a personal and employment history assessment, criminal history check, financial background check, medical, polygraph, psychological testing, and verification of a valid California driver’s license.
4. Job Offer
The selected candidate will receive a conditional job offer, subject to passing pre-employment conditions which may include, but is not limited to, background check, criminal history check, medical, and verification of a valid California driver’s license. If a pre-employment condition is not successfully met, the City reserves the right to rescind a job offer.
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