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The Police Trainee is the non-sworn entry training classification in to the University of California Police Department. Applicants selected as Police Trainees must successfully complete a CA-POST Basic Police Academy sponsored by the department. The Basic Police Academy is an intensive 888-hour, full-time course, which last approximately six months. The full-time intensive Academy requires a strong commitment by the recruit and their families.
During training, incumbents do not have police powers and are subject to all the policies and procedures of the University of California, the University of California Police Department and the police academy attended. Trainees may be assigned non-safety duties in the Police Department such as assisting in prevention, collecting information and data and transporting people and materials.
Upon successful completion of the academy, Police Trainees will be eligible to fill vacant Police Officer positions (TC: 5323). Promotion to a sworn Police Officer position is contingent upon successful completion of the basic academy and the final review of the Police Chief.
Upon promotion to Police Officer, the selected incumbent must successfully complete a Field Training Program (FTP) and a probationary period of no less than 12 months.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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