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Police Officer Trainee
Duties and Responsibilities
Under general supervision, a successful Police Officer Trainee will patrol the City’s commercial, industrial, and residential districts, and work closely with the community to preserve the peace and promote public safety. Duties include carefully documenting activities in written reports and statements; providing court testimony; investigating crimes such as burglary, robbery, assault, and disturbing the peace; assisting firefighters and emergency medical technicians; and performing related duties as assigned.
- Possess a High School diploma or G.E.D.
- Applicants must be 21 years old at the time of graduating from a 6 month academy.
- Have a valid California Driver’s License by date of hire.
- Have no felony convictions or other convictions which would prevent carrying a gun.
- Be a U.S. citizen or in the citizenship application process.
Salaries and Benefits
- Police Officer Trainee start off at $5,159 per month (first day of Academy training)
- Police Officer Entry Level current annual salary is $69,912 to $102,057.
- Additional salary incentives for Associate, Bachelor and/or Master’s degrees and advanced POST certificates
- Shift Differentials
- Swing shift receives a 6.25% shift differential premium
- Night shift receives a 8.25% shift differential premium
Health, Dental and Vision
Excellent health, dental and vision plans are available for Police Officers and their eligible family members/domestic partners. The City of Oakland will pay 100% of the premium cost of employee and dependent health insurance coverage in the Kaiser North (PEMHCA) plan. Vision is offered through the Oakland Police Officer's Association.
Vacation and Holidays
Sworn employees receive 15 days of vacation per year after one year of service and 20 days upon completion of twenty years of service. All sworn employees receive a total of 12 recognized holidays.
The City will contribute on behalf of each Police Officer the designated percent of their regular salary for retirement purposes. The employee will contribute 9% to the Public Employee’s Retirement System.
Additional Benefits Include:
- Flexible scheduling
- Uniform and equipment allowance
- Bilingual pay
- Tuition reimbursement
- 2.7% at 57 PERS Retirement