Officer Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test, or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited college or university; possess a current valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy certificate.

Undergo and pass a physical agility test; obtain valid California driver's license upon employment; valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificates; meet requirements of California Government Code Sections 1029, 1030, 1031 et seq. US citizen or permanent resident alien eligible for and who has applied for such citizenship; be at least 18 years of age; undergo and pass a subjective background investigation to determine if the candidate meets department standards; upon receiving conditional offer of employment, pass a medical and psychological examination and meet department standards thereof; undergo and pass polygraph examination; possess a valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy certificate; successfully complete department field training.