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The majority of invitations to participate in our testing processes are conducted via email. It is incumbent that applicants regularly check their email so as to not miss invites to participate. Please ensure that your email is legibly written on your application or your invitation to participate in our processes might not be received.
The test dates and times are set for the year and are located here
A high school diploma or equivalent; be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment to the position of Police Officer; vision corrected to 20/20; weight proportionate to height; be able to obtain U.S. Citizenship within three years of application with the City, and possess a valid California Driver’s License at the time of appointment.
Due to the nature of work assignments, incumbents must be able to stand, sit in a patrol car for long periods, walk, lift, carry, push and pull a grown adult; climb walls, fences, stairs, and ladders, stoop, twist, squat/kneel, crawl, run, grasp, repeatedly bend and move wrists, use both hands, legs, and feet; speak, hear and understand radio communications, touch, feel, see at a distance and up close. Candidates must also meet POST color perception and hearing standards.
The Written Examination consists of the following:
100 total questions, 2 hour time limit.
Questions 1-20 Reading Comprehension. Answer questions based on the information contained in the passage, not based on what you know or think you know.
Questions 21-60 Language Skills. Spelling; identify correctly spelled words, synonyms and antonyms.
Question 61-80 Inductive and Deductive Reasoning. Deducing versus inferring and conclusion versus premise. Questions ask the candidate to draw inferences from general and specific statements.
Question 81-100 Name and number matching.
We do not administer or accept a Pellet B test score.
No. You must take and pass our written exam.
You must get 70% on each section to pass. Applicants could get 75% overall but if you have under 70% in each section, it is considered a FAIL.
Applicants will receive their score on the day of written exam.
Applicants who fail the written test may reapply three months after the date of the written test.
There is no limit, you can retake the test until you pass.
The Physical Agility Test consists of four exercises designed to measure strength and endurance. The examination consists of
1 ½ mile run
Each event is scored and a minimum passing score is 282 points of a total maximum score of 565 points. For more information, click here.
Applicants who fail the Physical Agility Test have to wait three months to retake the test.
Yes, you will still be required to take both tests but you will not have to repeat the academy if your POST certificate is valid.
Lateral applicants are those who possess a valid POST certificate AND are currently employed by a POST-certified agency. The written test will be waived for lateral applicants, but you must still pass the Physical Agility Test.