Police Officer Academy Graduate And Lateral

Salary: $9,502 – $12,733 Monthly

Qualifications

TO QUALIFY AS AN ACADEMY GRADUATE, AN APPLICANT MUST:

To be eligible for consideration as a Police Officer – Academy Graduate, an applicant must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
  • Have completed 60 (semester) college units OR have equivalent work experience, other education or training that would most likely provide the required knowledge and abilities
  • Have successfully completed a State of California POST Basic Police Academy within the last 24 months
  • Possess a valid State of California POST Basic Police Academy Certificate
  • Possess and maintain a valid class “C” California driver’s license
  • Record must be free from any felony convictions, or any convictions that would bar the applicant from legally possessing a firearm.

 

TO QUALIFY AS A LATERAL, AN APPLICANT MUST:
To be eligible for consideration as a Police Officer – Lateral, an applicant must: 

  • Possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
  • Have completed 60 (semester) college units OR have equivalent work experience, other education or training that would most likely provide the required knowledge and abilities
  • Possess a valid State of California POST Basic Certificate and currently work as a Police Officer in a California POST agency; OR 
  • Have worked in the job classification within one (1) year of application, and can show proof of successful completion of the California POST agency-specific field training program.
  • Possess and maintain a valid class “C” California driver’s license
  • Record must be free from any felony convictions, or any convictions that would bar the applicant from legally

Are you a current law enforcement professional from outside of California? 

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.

Types of Basic Course Waivers:

  • Regular Basic Course Waiver
  • Specialized Investigators’ Basic Course Waiver

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.

BCW Process Overview:

  1. Application/Self-Assessment: Complete the Regular Basic Course Waiver Application (2-267). Requirements include 200+ hours in a general law enforcement basic course, 664+ hours of training, completion of legislated subjects, and at least one year of law enforcement experience. (No fee)
  2. POST Training Evaluation: Evaluates whether training and experience meet requirements. (Fee: $250)
  3. BCW Assessment: Involves completing a POST-certified Requalification Course, unless test-only criteria are met. (Fees vary)
  4. Waiver Issuance: Grants a waiver for the Regular Basic Course, valid for three years. (No fee)

 

Note: Government Code 1029 disqualifies any person previously employed in law enforcement in any state or United States territory or by the federal government, whose name is listed in the national decertification index, or any other database designated by the federal government, or who engaged in serious misconduct that would have resulted in their certification being revoked in this state. For information on changes to Government Code 1029 and Senate Bill 2, visit Decertification or SB 2 FAQs .

Selection Process

1. Application Review

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).

2. Structured Oral Interviews

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.

3. Background Investigation

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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