Police Academy Trainee

Job title: Police Academy Trainee

Company: City of Chico

Job description: Position Information


This recruitment is to establish an Eligibility List for the July, 2024, Law Enforcement Academy held at Butte Community College. The Academy will run July – December, 2024, and the City is looking to sponsor up to 2 individuals based on Council-approved budgeting. Individuals who successfully complete the academy will subsequently roll to “A step” probationary Police Officer status.

For more information on the academy, please visit the Butte College informational page at:


Written Exam: The City of Chico utilizes the POST Entry-level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB). Applicants desiring to waive the written examination are required to submit proof of a valid and recent (issued within 12 months) POST T-score of 47 or higher. Qualified applicants who do not submit a valid T-score will be invited to participate in a written exam. For more information regarding this exam please visit www.post.ca.gov.

Physical Agility: The City of Chico physical agility is specific to our agency – no waivers will be accepted for the physical agility course.

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.

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • 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.


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.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:




High school graduation or equivalent.

Additional State of California Requirements: Pursuant to California Government Code section 1031.5: Any person employed by a governmental agency as a peace officer or a peace officer trainee must be a citizen of the United States; or be a permanent resident alien and have applied for citizenship.

A person who has not obtained citizenship within three years after application for employment due to non-cooperation with the government agency processing the citizenship application, or a person who has been denied citizenship, is disqualified from being or becoming a police officer.

Pursuant to California Government Code 1031.4: Any peace officer employed by an agency that participates in the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) program shall be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire.

Required Licenses/Certifications:


Additional Information

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. Environmental Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places, and with explosives, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Expected salary: $66331.2 per year

Location: Chico, CA

Job date: Thu, 14 Mar 2024 06:57:32 GMT

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