Company: City of Gardena
Posted on: May 3, 2021
A Police Trainee is a non-sworn, local government, miscellaneous
employee as defined under Government Code Section 20018. Upon hire,
the Police Trainee is eligible to begin receiving civilian police
training as well as attending a Peace Officer Standards and
Training (P.O.S.T.) certified police academy to prepare the
incumbent to assume the responsibilities of a Police Officer upon
completion of the academy. Work may also include performing
non-sworn police-related tasks directly for the Police Department
during non-academy hours.
Examples of Duties
The Police Trainee will be receiving training for an eventual
appointment as a Police Officer within the Gardena Police
Department. Until appointment as a Police Officer, the Trainee is a
non-sworn position performing civilian police training work and
attending a P.O.S.T certified basic academy.
AGE : 21 years at time of appointment to Step 1.
EDUCATION : Graduation from high school or equivalent G.E.D.
CITIZENSHIP : U.S. citizen or must have applied for U.S.
citizenship in compliance with Section 1031.5 of the Government
HEIGHT, WEIGHT, GENERAL HEALTH : Applicants must have the capacity
both mentally and physically to perform the essential duties of a
Gardena Police Officer as determined by a qualified psychologist
and/or medical examiner.
Must possess a valid Class "C" California Driver's License, or if
licensed in another state, be capable of securing the required
PROBATIONARY PERIOD is 12 months following completion of
STEP 1: Granted upon successful completion of Academy
STEP 2: Granted after 6 months continuous and satisfactory service
at Step 1.
STEP 3: Granted after one year continuous and satisfactory service
at step 2.
STEPS 4, 5 & 6: Granted on an annual basis following continuous and
Supplemental Information TESTING PROCEDURE
Prior to appointment, the applicant must meet minimum standards
established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and
Training and the City of Gardena. Applicants must pass processes
1. Written Exam Pass/Fail
2. Physical Agility Pass/Fail
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