The City of Hemet, tucked in a valley surrounded by the Santa Rosa Hills and the San Jacinto Mountains, is centrally located to Southern California's major metropolitan areas and attractions. Hemet is embarking on a journey of revitalization and growth and is seeking extraordinary men and women who are pursuing an exciting, challenging, and demanding career in law enforcement.
Start your career in law enforcement with the City of Hemet. The Hemet Police Department is looking fordedicated and determined men and women who are committed to protect and serve our community. The Hemet Police Department offers great opportunities for career development and professional growth, and provides exceptional benefits.
The City of Hemet is a great place to be aPolice Officer- big enough to offer a range of different assignments and opportunities, but small enough for you to really feel part of a strong, cohesive team. You'll be part of it all - come build a rewarding andexciting career.
The city and surrounding areas offer affordable housing, excellent school districts, and family-oriented recreational activities.
Successful candidates are appointed in a non-safety capacity while attending a 23-week P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Academy under sponsorship of the City of Hemet Police Department. Upon successful completion of the academy and subject to departmental approval, the Trainee is promoted to Police Officer and paid the Police Officer entry level salary. Once appointed to a sworn Police Officer position, the employee must successfully complete the Police Department's Field Training Program and serve a one-year probationary period.
NOTE: This recruitment is being conducted to fill current vacancies and to establish an eligibility list for a one year period.
Police Officer Trainee
*Police Officer Trainees receive 75% of the current Step A rate for Police Officers. This rate shall be applicable until a Police Officer Trainee is moved to the classification of Police Officer, at which time, the Police Officer shall then receive 100% of Step A rate for Police Officers until advanced to the next step.
Sworn Police Officer
- $5,411 - $7,251/month
Under immediate or general supervision, performs various law enforcement duties in order to protect life and property and provide service to the public.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduation or GED certificate.
Certification/License and/or Special Requirements:
Must have attained age 21 years upon time of appointment as a sworn officer.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license and satisfactory driving record.
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship.
Must be of good moral character with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude, able to pass comprehensive background investigation, including a polygraph examination.
Uncorrected vision of 20/100 or better in both eyes and must be corrected to 20/20 in one eye, 20/30 in the other eye. Normal color vision.
Excellent physical condition, must be physically capable of performing all tasks required of a Hemet Police Officer as determined by a physical agility test and medical evaluation.
Ability to perform the essential job functions associated with law enforcement, i.e. run after fleeing suspects, accurately use and qualify with issued equipment including firearms and batons, drive a police vehicle for extended periods of time, have the strength and ability to defend against attacking suspects, take physical control of violent suspects, move, drag or carry persons from danger.
TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT TIMELINE:
(After the application review, those selected to move forward to participate in the physical agility test will receive notification to confirm attendance. It is mandatory
for all selected applicants in this step to confirm their participation in order to remain in the selection process.)
Physical Agility Test:
The City of Hemet does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, ancestry, generic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, status as a veteran, handicapped status in employment or the provision of services.
The City is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make all reasonable accommodations for the disabled to participate in employment, programs and facilities. Any person with a disability will receive reasonable accommodations. Notify the Human Resources Department regarding the type of accommodations needed withinthree daysfollowing the closing date.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Hemet requiresall newemployees to show proof of their legal right to work in the United States. At the time of hire, the new employee must presentoriginal documentationto establish bothwork authorizationandidentity.
The City of Hemet promotes a smoke, drug, and alcohol free working environment for their employees.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City reserves the right to rate applicants based on a review of the application materials and to invite only the most qualified applicants to participate in the selection process.
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About City of Hemet
The City of Hemet, tucked in a valley surrounded by the Santa Rosa Hills and the San Jacinto Mountains, is embarking on a journey of revitalization and growth. Hemet is ideally located in western Riverside County in the beautiful San Jacinto Valley. Orange County and San Diego are just an hour away, and the beauty of the desert spa lifestyle of Palm Springs is yours within 45 minutes.