Eligible police officer candidates must be United
States citizens or permanent resident aliens who have applied for U.S.
citizenship. You must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and a valid
California driver’s license.
All applicants must pass a panel interview, a
physical agility exam, comprehensive physical exam including drug testing, a
psychological evaluation, polygraph exam, and a thorough background
Entry level applicants must also be 21 years of age
by date of graduation from a California POST certified academy and must pass a
written test measuring reading and writing abilities.