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Lateral Police Officer





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.

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