- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary $70,836.00 gross per year
Under general supervision, will perform law enforcement, crime prevention and other duties related to the position as required.
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. Certificate.
CITIZENSHIP: U.S. citizen or must have applied for U.S. citizenship in compliance with Section 1031.5 of the Government Code.
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 California license.
7 Years of Service =$365.00 per month
12 Years of Service =$520.00 per month
20 Years of Service =Refer to GPOA-MOU
26 Years of Service =Refer to GPOA-MOU
PROBATIONARY PERIOD is 12 months following completion of Academy.
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 satisfactory service.
$500 per month
EDUCATIONAL BONUS PAY
AA/AS Degree of P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate = $820.00 per month
BA/BS Degree or P.O.S.T. Advanced Certificate = $1,245.00 per month
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 listed below:
1.Written Exam Pass/Fail
2.Physical Agility Pass/Fail
3.Oral Interview 100%
4.Polygraph Examination Qualifying
5.Psychological Evaluation Qualifying
6.Medical Examination Qualifying
7.Background Investigation Qualifying
8.Chief's Oral Interview Qualifying