Job Requisition Number: 26941. Consider a law enforcement career at the foremost public institution of higher learning in the nation. The University of California Police Department provides a full range of law enforcement services in support of the academic and public service missions of the University of California, serving a diverse community of more than 35,000 students and 14,000 faculty & staff in the vibrant City of Berkeley, at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to the traditional role of a police department we also carry out a variety of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs. We pride ourselves in a professional and high-quality delivery of service, which we provide with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University community.
At the Berkeley campus, we employ approximately 62 sworn peace officers, 70 full time civilian employees and 60 part-time students. We are interested in ethical, intelligent, creative and motivated candidates who possess the desire and talent required to address the unique challenges of our urban campus environment. We offer a wide variety of assignments and a public service experience unlike any other agency.
Police Trainees will participate in a 6-month Police Academy Program that includes:
•A lifetime fitness/physical training program which runs the length of the academy; •An emergency vehicle operations course and driving simulator; •Newly constructed handgun, shotgun, and rifle ranges, live fire house and simulator; •Modern classrooms and facility well suited for law enforcement basic training; •Dedicated full-time academy staff and experienced, professional instructors.Candidates for the position of Police Trainee and acceptance into the Police Academy must:
•Be at least 21 years of age upon graduation; •Possess a valid California Driver License; •Have earned a valid high school diploma or the equivalent; •Be a US citizen or have applied for citizenship (and achieve citizenship within three years); •Take the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB), or have taken the test within one year of entry into the Academy; •Take the POST written exam and obtain a score of 45 or higher; or have taken the test within one year of entry into the Academy; •Pass the California POST Battery Physical test; •Have no felony convictions. The Selection Process: To verify eligibility, applicants may be required to complete a written exam, a physical agility test, a panel interview, a background investigation, medical and psychological exams, a pre-employment drug test, and other procedures as necessary. Applicants who have completed the POST written exam, and/or the POST physical agility test within the previous two years, should supply their T-score and/or physical agility verification, on their resume or attach their certificate to the application.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.