· High school graduate, pass the General Education Development Test indicating high school graduation level, passed the California High School Proficiency Examination, or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university. The high school shall be a United States public school and accredited United States Department of Defense high school, or an accredited or approved public or non-public high school.
· Must be 21 years of age at the time of application.
· U.S. citizenship or resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
· Valid California driver’s license or ability to obtain one at the time of hire.
· No experience required.
· Excellent physical condition and must meet POST medical standards.
· Ability to speak Spanish.
· Ability to speak Vietnamese, Filipino, or Korean and American Sign Language capability.
As a trainee, you shall attend a POST certified police academy designed to provide an overview of the criminal justice system, training and various laws and procedures, law-enforcement techniques, first aid, physical fitness and related duties. Upon successful completion of the police academy, trainees enter the Oxnard Police Department field training program and are assigned to the Patrol Division in a probationary status.
Applications are also accepted for the following:
“Academy Complete” is for those persons who have completed a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved law enforcement academy within the past three (3) years.
“Lateral Police Officer” is for those persons that are currently employed as a law enforcement officer with a municipal, county or state agency within the State of California for a minimum of one year and possess a Basic Certificate from the California Commission on Peace Standards and Training.
Law enforcement officers from outside of California may be eligible for a waiver of attendance to a regular POST academy, but the officer-candidate is responsible for obtaining this waiver on their own.
The Oxnard Police Department has the right and obligation to obtain assurances that all candidates applying for employment at the Police Department (which means any position at the Police Department, not just police officers) meet established standards. The following guidelines are representative of the more common disqualifiers. However, other information of facts revealed during the background investigation may also be sufficient to disqualify a candidate. All information in the personal history statement, which the applicant will complete, will be verified by a polygraph examination.
The guidelines below relate to the actual use of illegal drugs and are not intended to exclude those persons who are not illegally using drugs. Each item is marked, “Will” or “May,” which means, “Will Disqualify” and “May Disqualify.” These guidelines are subject to change without notice (revised April 2012).
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