Redwood City

Police Officer Trainee #24A-3 (20451868)

Law Enforcement
San Francisco/Peninsula
$139,443.20-$153,712.00 Annually

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


1301 Maple Street Redwood City, 94062


The City of Redwood City Invites YOU to Apply for:


THE POSITION  Police Officer Trainees will be registered to attend a Basic Police Academy course to meet the minimum required training mandates governed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for entry level Law Enforcement.  Upon successful completion of the Basic Police Academy, Police Officer Trainees are transitioned to a Police Officer safety position, and enter the Field Training Program for Police Officers.    The Redwood City Police Department offers many opportunities for learning and long-term career growth in a city comprised of diverse residential and business communities. The objective for every Redwood City Police Officer is to protect life and property, proactively reduce crime and the fear of crime through the use of data-driven policing models, with an overarching operational philosophy by using community policing and problem oriented strategies; as part of their mission to maintain a safe and connected community. The Redwood City Police Department is looking for professionals who strive to provide “excellent service with integrity and respect.”  Candidates with a demonstrated work history of high motivation and who have consistently strived for self-improvement are encouraged to apply. 



The Redwood City Police Department strives to be a model law enforcement agency for others to emulate. We seek to develop and utilize the members of our organization to their fullest potential and encourage their professional growth. As a progressive police department, we seek to employ officers with a broad spectrum of work experience, education, and experiences that will help us deliver superior police services emphasizing community-based policing, community interaction, and collaborative problem solving to the valued members of our community. We recognize that excellent customer service, community partnerships and responsiveness to our communities’ needs are the foundation of superior police service.


Ready to Apply?

  • Please click on the job announcement file below to review the recruitment flyer.
  • A complete application is required, including answers to the supplemental questionnaire.
  • Applications will be reviewed continuously as they are received.




  • Completion of 30 semester units from an accredited college or university (60 units or more is preferred). REQUIRED: Attach a copy of college transcripts to application.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license maintaining a satisfactory driving record.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years old by the examination date.
  • Physically capable of passing the California P.O.S.T. medical examination job requirements.
  • Meet all regulatory requirements for becoming a Peace Officer with a California P.O.S.T. agency.
  • Ability to perform the duties of a Police Officer observe and recall accurately; use and care for firearms; think and act quickly in emergencies; learn, understand, and interpret laws and regulations; understand and carry out oral and written directions; prepare concise and comprehensive written reports; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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Special Instructions


Applications submitted without the below requirements will not be considered.

  1. CalOpps application submission and supplemental questionnaire via
  2. Resume 
  3. Transcript(s) demonstrating completion of 30 semester units from an accredited college or university. Must attach transcript copy to application. 
  4. Proof of passing scores on the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium’s entrance assessment examinations, the National Testing Network’s pre-employment written test, or equivalent dated within two (2) years of the application date. 
  • Must attach copies of:
    •  POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) OR NTN Law Enforcement - Frontline National Exam (accepted in lieu of the PELLETB), AND
    • Physical Agility WSTB Test.

Proof of passing scores must be received by 15 days prior to the examination date to be considered. Visit: to schedule your entrance assessment exams.