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The City of Redding Police Department has a reputation as a progressive agency offering excellent training and career development programs and providing our officers with excellent, modern equipment. With a force of 113 sworn officers, and 19 community service officers, we have implemented an effective Community Oriented Policing Program.

Assignment Opportunities
• Patrol
• Bicycle Patrol
• Field Evidence Technician
• Traffic with Motor Units
• All Terrain Motorcycle Unit (ATMU)
• Investigations Unit
• Canine
• Field Training Officers (FTO)
• Neighborhood Police Unit (NPU)
• Special Weapons And Tactics Team (SWAT)
• Defensive Tactics Instructors
• Firearms Training/Range Masters
• Peer Support Program
• Crowd Control Team

UPDATED INFORMATION!
(as of September 12, 2004)
Current Monthly Salary
Police Recruit Trainee
(Non-sworn, probationary)
• $3,104 while attending academy
• $3,637 to $5,116 upon graduation

Police Officer Entry
• $3,637 to $5,116

Police Officer Lateral
• $3,637 to $5,116 - DOQ

Excellent Benefits
• Fully paid PERS retirement - "3% at 50" with 9% EPMC
• Fully paid health and welfare package for employee and dependents
- including medical, prescription, dental, orthodontics, life, long-term disability for employees
• Education/POST incentive - 2.5% - 5%
• Bilingual pay incentive - 2.5%
• Shift differential - 3.5% Swings; 5% Graveyard
• Uniform allowance - $800 annually
• 4-10 schedule
• Annual physical as part of physical fitness program
• Unlimited sick leave accrual with buyout provisions

Requirements
Recruit - High school diploma or equivalent, 30 semester college units with concentration in Police Science preferred, or another related major; 60 semester college units desirable. California driver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment. Satisfactory completion of medical examination after an offer of employment and before the start date. Successful completion of a psychological evaluation, personal background investigation, polygraph examination, and substance use test.

Entry: The above requirements for recruit and California P.O.S.T. academy at time of appointment; less than one year of "street" experience. Date of academy certification or date completed update course must be indicated on employment application.

Lateral: The above requirements for recruit and currently working with another law enforcement agency or meet California P.O.S.T. standards for Police Officer, (not separated from employment as a Police Officer for more than one year,) completed probation, and have at least one year "street" experience.

"Street" experience must be with a municipality, Sheriff's Office or equivalent. Applicants with custodial (jail) experience only will be tested as entry level.

Recruitment
The City conducts recruitments throughout the year to maintain an active pool of eligible candidates. Separate eligibility lists are established for each of the various categories listed above.

How to Get More Information and Apply
• Go to the City of Redding's Personnel JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS website to determine if there is currently an opening for the position for which you are interested.
• If there is an opening, all the position details and qualification requirements are provided for each job category.
• After reading, and if you are still interested in the position, you can download an employment application to fill out and return to the City of Redding Personnel Office.
• Be sure to follow the instructions regarding application submission on the employment application web pages.
• A separate application must be filed for each job classification.
• Applications and information may be obtained between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from the City of Redding Personnel Department,
777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA 96001.
• Telephone our 24-hour Job Hotline at (530) 225-4069; TDD (530) 225-4407 (arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities).
 
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