Police Academy Trainee

Full-Time | $4,622 - $5,619 monthly
Salary as Sworn Police Officer: $6,448 - $7,837 per month
$74,388 - $90,430 annually as a Police Officer


Must be currently enrolled in and attending a P.O.S.T. certified Police Training Academy OR have graduated from a P.O.S.T. certified Police Training Academy within the last year to qualify for this position.

Physical Agility Testing and Written Tests are Waived for this position

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DEADLINE TO APPLY: Saturday March 23, 2019 11:59PM

Qualified applicants will be invited to attend an oral interview TO BE ANNOUNCED.  


The most qualified candidates will be invited to attend a physical agility test, written examination, and panel interview. Testing details to be provided separately to all qualified applicants via email, please check your email inbox (junk/spam folders) on a daily basis for  updates regarding this recruitment.



PERS Retirement, $100,000 Beneficiary Death Benefit, Health Insurance/Benefit Bank/Cash Out of $1,345 per month, 12 Days Paid Vacation per year, Bilingual Pay, Tuition Assistance Program and Educational Incentive Pay (may be earned upon promotion to Police Officer).



Partnerships and Teamwork, Integrity, Commitment to Our Customers, Innovation, Open Communication and Fiscal Responsibility.



Together we take pride in providing quality, caring service to our community. 


The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.


Due to the high volume of applications received, the City of Chino is unable to comment on the status of an individual application.  Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted if you are selected to move forward in our hiring process.




Under direct supervision and tutorage of a tactical officer, develops an awareness of the functions, activities, and responsibilities of a Police Officer.


Class Characteristics:

Police Academy Trainees must be currently enrolled in and attending, or graduated within the past year from a P.O.S.T. certified Police Officer training academy designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system and specialized training in various laws, Police practices and procedures, law enforcement techniques, First Aid, physical conditioning, and participate in departmental training/orientation programs. Upon successful completion of a Police Officer training class, Police Academy Trainees will be appointed to and sworn in as a probationary entry level Police Officer with full Police authority.

Essential Functions:


  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Meet standards of physical stature, endurance, and agility established by the City.
  • Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places.
  • Use and care for firearms.
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately.
  • Learn, understand, and interpret laws and regulations.
  • Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
  • Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a Police radio system.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
  • Perform all duties within the context of the City's Mission Statement and Organizational Values.


Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position is qualifying. Incumbents will possess the most desirable combination of training, skills, and experience, as demonstrated in their past and current employment history. A typical example includes:



  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. (required).
  • Current enrollment and attendance in a P.O.S.T. certified Police Officer training academy OR have graduated within the past year from a P.O.S.T. certified Police Training Academy (required).
  • Supplemental Police Science courses (desirable).



  • Possess a California Driver License and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Receive satisfactory results from a background investigation, polygraph test, psychological evaluation, a physical

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(909) 334-3190


Chino Police Department
5450 Guardian Way
Chino, CA 91710


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