Police Officer - Santa Cruz, CA





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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLYING
Open


STARTING SALARY
$5,065 per month


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- be a U.S. citizen or have applied for U.S. citizenship before application for police officer
- possess a valid driver's license
- be at least 21 years of age
- possess a high school diploma or GED


SELECTION PROCESS
- written entrance exam
- oral interview
- polygraph test
- drug screening test
- background investigation
- medical examination
- physical agility test
- psychological test


HOW TO APPLY
City application forms, completed in full, are required, as well as an original, current (issued within 30 days of application) DMV driving record printout. The application form can be downloaded at the Human Resources website. Selected candidates will be invited to a written examination, which will last approximately two hours and thirty minutes. This standardized, multiple choice test includes sections on report writing, reading comprehension, memory and observation, and reasoning ability. Those receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on an eligible list that may be good for up to one year.


CONTACT INFORMATION
Santa Cruz Police Department
155 Center St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Telephone: (831)420-5800
Web Site: Santa Cruz Police Department





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