Candidates must meet all Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements, must be currently employed by a state, county, municipal, or federal law enforcement agency for a minimum of 1 year and possess a California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate. (P.O.S.T. basic academy waivers are not accepted for lateral officers.)
In addition, the following criteria is also required:
Minimum 21 years of age at time of appointment.
Possess a valid California Class "C" Driver's License at the time of appointment.
Be a United States Citizen at the time of filing of application.
Proportional height to weight.
Physically able to handle the rigorous duties of police work.
Normal hearing and color perception. Minimum vision of 20/100 in each eye, correctable to 20/20.
Smoking and/or the use of tobacco products on or off duty is prohibited as a condition of employment.
Any visible tattoo(s), body art and/or body piercings are prohibited while performing department duties.