East Palo Alto

Police Recruit (20089317)

Law Enforcement
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled
$30.00-$30.00 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


141 Demeter East Palo Alto, 94303


Will receive direct supervision from assigned higher level sworn Staff and must attend and successfully complete a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified Police Recruit Academy to train for general police work in areas such as law and Penal Code; criminal justice system procedures; law enforcement and crime prevention techniques, physical fitness and first aid; proper handling and firing of firearms; radio codes and dispatching procedures; public contact skills; interviewing and taking complaints; writing and editing police reports; geography; investigation techniques; arrest and suspect handling procedures; emergency police vehicle operation; and departmental rules and regulations; performs other duties as required.




Ideal Candidate

The Police Officer Trainee position is an entry level position, requiring no prior law enforcement experience. Applicants are required to possess a valid California Driver’s License, be a U.S. Citizen and be at least 21 years old at time of swear-in.  All applicants must possess a strong moral character, as well as good work ethic and maturity. All candidates will be required to undergo comprehensive testing processes to determine their physical and mental suitability for a career in Law Enforcement.

Education:  High School Diploma or GED




Medical and Dental Insurance (Employee Only)   


Special Instructions

Academy Attendee applicants must provide an application and while attending the Police Academy, Police Officer-Recruits are temporary employees and are eligible for worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance benefits.

After successful completion of and graduation from the Policy Academy, Police Officer-Recruits who continue to meet the Employment Standards listed below are eligible to be sworn in as Police Officers and begin the Field Training Program. At that time, they are eligible for Full-Time City employment status and benefits available to such employees.


The minimum peace officer selection standards are set forth in Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031.

Successful completion of :

POST Written - Pellet B Exam

Physical Agility - WSTB Exam


Licenses and/or Certifications:

Valid California Class C Driver’s License or higher and a good driving record at time of appointment.


Associate Degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or Police Administration, or related field of study.




A City application is required: To be considered for this employment opportunity,

please complete the City Application by

going to www.calopps.org

where you may submit your application online.

For additional information visit our website at: www.cityofepa.org

If you have any questions please contact

Ms. Irma Martinez, Human Resources Technician at (650) 853- 3116



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