City of Piedmont
  • Piedmont, CA, USA
  • $39
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Excellent benefits include retirement, health, dental, vision, life insurance and more!

Under general supervision of a Police Sergeant or a Police Officer with field training responsibilities, attends the Police Academy to achieve possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate; learns to perform

a wide variety of patrol and related duties involving the protection of life and property, deterring crime, enforcement of laws and ordinances, assistance to the public and fostering community relations. Appointment to this position is limited to the duration of the Police Academy. Upon successful completion and graduation from the Police Academy, recruits shall be appointed to the position of probationary Police Officer.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from high school. In addition, completion of college level course work in criminal justice and/or a related field, that equates to a minimum of 30 semester units or equivalent quarter units. Volunteer law enforcement experience and/or experience in dealing with the public in varied situations is desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:

Must possess a valid California class C driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Physical Demands:

Must maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility and physical strength and stamina to apprehend suspects, lift and move individuals or objects weighing to 100 pounds; ability to work in a standard office setting; vision and manual dexterity to operate vehicles including emergency response vehicles in all conditions, often at a high rate of speed; to maintain firearms qualification; the ability to read and comprehend documents; ability to study for and successfully pass tests in both written and performance conditions; finger and manual dexterity is needed to operate police services equipment and firearms, and to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard; vision to maintain firearms qualification, to read printed materials and a computer screen, discern colors and work in a night setting; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups and over the telephone and radio.

Important Information About Applying: Applicants for the Police Officer Trainee position must pass the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) with a minimum T-Score of 48 or above and must pass the Physical Agility Test-Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) with a minimum score of 320 or above and 1.5 mile run, within a year of the date of application. A National Testing Network (NTN) passing score can substitute for the PELLETB requirement.

Applicants can complete these tests at the South Bay Regional Training Consortium (aka "The Academy"). Applicants are responsible for contacting The Academy ( and self-enrolling in the required written test, physical agility test, and 1.5-mile run. Visit The Academy's website for current test schedules, requirements, and enrollment.

Continuous Recruitment

Hourly rate: $39

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