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Recruitment Process for Police Officer Lateral

$30,000 Hiring Bonus!

Recruitment Process for Police Officer Lateral

For lateral entry consideration, an individual must have completed a probationary period in the Peace Officer classification and possess a POST Police Officer Basic Certificate.

Full-time, Regular – $112,248 to $136,440 per year

1. Submit Your Application Online.

2. Oral Board Interview. Candidates will have an oral interview in which they will be asked a series of questions by the board (not all police-related).

3. Background Investigation. Upon successful completion of the testing process, candidates will complete a Personal History Statement (PHS). All information given must be accurate and truthful, and any omissions of information can be grounds for disqualification. Background investigators will be assigned to assist candidates throughout the process. The City of Antioch is committed to hiring a police force that has the highest ethical standards, and a thorough background investigation is part of the hiring process. Background inquiries can include (but are not limited to):

  • School transcripts
  • Military Records
  • Polygraph
  • Criminal history (juvenile and adult)
  • Employment history
  • Driving record
  • Credit record
  • Immigration/Naturalization
  • Interviews with family, friends, past relationships, roommates, landlords, employers, acquaintances, and references

4. Conditional Offer of Employment. Successfully completed background investigations will be reviewed by the hiring board. Those candidates selected will be offered conditional employment, contingent upon successful completion of a medical exam and psychological assessment.

5. Field Training Officer (FTO) Program. Essentially, this is “on the job” training. Newly graduated officers from the academy will be assigned to experienced APD Field Training Officers for the duration of the program (duration will vary). Performance and progress are evaluated daily. Those who successfully complete the program will be assigned to the Patrol Division as their first solo duty.

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