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 Police Officer Recruit - Visalia, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Visalia 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Government
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: ZYdAILlgORIagtUPuULPKsMPtA00Q6 / Latpro-3770788 
Date posted: Jan-29-2021
State, Zip: California, 93277



The Visalia Police Department is recruiting for Police Officer Recruit. This recruitment will close after the first 300 applications are received or February 12, 2021 at 5pm, whichever comes first.

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Police Officer Recruit
Applicants hired as a Police Officer Recruit will be sponsored by the Visalia Police Department and must attend and successfully complete the College of the Sequoias (COS) 152nd Intensive Basic Police Academy scheduled to begin in August 2021. The Academy is a six-month course that meets Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Hanford Center.  Some evening and weekend class meetings are also scheduled.
 Upon successful  completion of the  Police  Academy,  recruits will become  sworn Visalia  Police  Officers and  begin  field  training.

Qualifications / Requirements

The Visalia Police Department is seeking passionate, driven, and motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Ideal candidates will have uncompromising integrity, a strong work ethic, exercise good judgment and problem solving skills, and demonstrate an enthusiastic passion for law enforcement and a strong commitment to serving the community.
 Police Officer  Recruit  requirements include:

  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by time of graduation from the academy.
  • Must meet all COS requirements for entrance into the Basic Peace Officer Academy program.
  • Upon hire, must enroll in and successfully complete the 2021 COS Intensive Basic Peace Officer Academy scheduled to begin in August 2021.


Additional Information

Selection Process:
Application and supplemental materials will be evaluated and applicants who appear to be most qualified will be invited to participate in a job related written examination and/or interview process. Written exam tentatively scheduled for March 2, 2021. Interviews tentatively scheduled for March 24-25, 2021. Successful candidates will be required to pass a background investigation, polygraph, psychological examination and physical examination.

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