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Job Title: Police Academy Trainee

Job Time Type: Full Time (30 Hours or More)

Job Description: Under supervision, to receive Police Officer basic academy training in a wide variety of law enforcement assignments; to perform non-sworn duties as required in a training, Police Department, or field setting; to perform other academy related work as required.

Typical Duties:

  • Receive training in providing general law enforcement and public service duties; *
  • Participate in academic tasks and testing activities; *
  • Participate in review and observation activities conducted at the academy or in the field; *
  • Participate in physical training and testing activities; *
  • May perform non-sworn office or field-based work as needed in the Police Department or in the field; *
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Tools and Equipment Used:

Police car, police radio, radar gun, baton, handcuffs, Intoxilyzer, cellular phone and/or pager, first aid equipment, handgun, Taser and other weapons as required, and computer related equipment in the field and office environment.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or operate controls, objects, and/or tools listed above, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste and/or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of: Basic understanding of police responsibilities and activities.

Ability to: Remember and recall facts and details; read, interpret and understand complex technical documents in English such as laws, ordinances, court decisions, general and special orders, training bulletins and texts; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; communicate and interact effectively with a variety of people of various educational, socioeconomic and language backgrounds; perform physical tasks and training similar to the physical tasks performed by City of Chico Police Officers in the pursuit, capture and handling of those arrested, detained or assisted; work cooperatively with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: None.

Education: High school graduation or equivalent.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver License; possess vision, hearing, strength and agility at a level necessary to perform the duties of a Police Officer.

Education Level: High School Diploma or Equivalent


Requires a Driver’s License: Yes

Salary: 23.40 Hour                                                             

Job Application Methods Accepted: Via Company Website (Address provided below)

Company Website:

How to Apply: For a full description and to apply visit:

Employer Information:CITY OF CHICO

411 Main Street

Chico, CA 95928

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 23.40