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.
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.