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The City of Alturas Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Recruit. The Police Officer Recruit position is for individuals interested in a career as a Police Officer but have not completed Basic Academy training. Once hired, Recruits will be enrolled in a Police Academy where they will learn the skills and duties required to perform law enforcement functions.

Wage Information: While in the Academy, Recruits are paid at Range 39 ($41,654 –  $63,013) with limited benefits. Upon successful graduation from the Academy, Recruits may be promoted to the rank of Police Officer with full benefits.  The City of Alturas also has a hiring bonus/sign-on bonus for this position.

Minimum Requirements Include:

  • 20 ½ years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid California Driver’s License (with a satisfactory driving record)
  • Applicants must also be able to pass written and physical agility testing administered by College of the Siskiyous.

To Apply: Applications and full Police Officer Recruit position descriptions can be obtained at City Hall, located at 200 W. North Street Alturas CA, 96101. Additionally, applications and position information can be found on our website at

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications must be received at Alturas City Hall no later than March 3, 2023 at 5:00pm.

Should you have any questions regarding the position or application process, please contact Sid Cullins, Chief of Police at or via phone at 530-233-2011 or Dorothy Long, Human Resource Director at or via phone at 530-233-2512.

The City of Alturas is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Salary: $41,654 -  $63,013 Yearly