Police Officer -Trainee

  • Town of Los Gatos, CA
  • Los Gatos, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $52.50 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Town of Los Gatos is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer- Trainee .

To view the job announcement for this exciting and rewarding opportunity, please click on the following link: Job Brochure .

Application submissions for the position will be accepted on a continuous basis and complete application packets will be review periodically. To be considered for this outstanding employment opportunity, please complete an application online by clicking "Apply" at the top of this announcement. If this is the first time applying for a position using governmentjobs.com you will be prompted to create a new user account, otherwise log in with your username and password. Your application, and responses to any supplemental questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this position. A resume may be attached to your application but will not substitute for the proper completion of your application.

This job announcement is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time without notice.


As part of the application process, Police Officer Trainee applicants are required to complete the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB - written test) and the POST Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB - physical agility test) and a 1.5 mile run.
Applications must include Pellet-B and WSTB score dated within one year.

Select police academies will administer these specific written and physical agility tests.
Applicants are responsible for any associated test fees, and must contact the testing agency directly to schedule. For scheduling information on the physical agility test, please click HERE ; and the written test, please click HERE .

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The Town of Los Gatos is an Equal Opportunity and does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, medical, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by law. Qualified individuals with a disability will receive reasonable accommodation, as required by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, during any phase of the selection process, providing such request is made to Human Resources at least five working days in advance. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Under federal law, all employees must provide documents that authorize the right to work in the United States.

The Police Officer Trainee classification is an at-will, full-time unrepresented employee with benefits limited to "family medical" as defined in the Police Officers Association Memorandum of Understanding. Upon successful completion of the academy, Police Trainees will be eligible for appointment to Police officer with the attendant salary and benefits offered to members of the POA.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Los Gatos, California United States View Map