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Police Cadet to Officer Program
Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California
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Date Posted 02/12/2020
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Salary $16.12 per hour -  
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Posting Title

Police Cadet to Officer Program


Los Rios Community College District (District Office)

Department Location

Los Rios Police Department

Posting Number


The Institution

The Los Rios Community College District is the second largest, two-year public college district in California, serving approximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. The district’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties and is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. In addition to each college’s main campus, the district offers educational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.

The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart of the Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strong communities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby some of the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is a great place to live and work!

The district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our four colleges and district office complex. The District office is centrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students, employees and our community partners. Our departments strive for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, and are focused on advancing the learning of our diverse student population through improved academic and social outcomes.

Our Vision
Our colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, student success centered education. Our objective is to help our students successfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want to transfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associates degree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demand career fields.

The Los Rios Community College District’s Human Resources Department is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring an inclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students, and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human Resources Department is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’ student populations.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor and subject to District/campus regulations, this class is used to patrol and protect personnel, facilities and property and control traffic and attend the Basic Law Enforcement Academy as a Police Officer Cadet.

Upon successful completion of the LRPD hiring and background process, Police Officer Cadets will attend the Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

In addition to attending the Basic Law Enforcement Academy, Police Officer Cadets may perform related duties as assigned by the LRPD Chief of Police.

Upon successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy within the required timeframe, Police Officer Cadets that have met the hiring requirements as an LRPD Police Officer, and at the discretion of the Chief of Police, may be appointed to the classification of Police Officer with the District.

This position is assigned to the Police Department.

Assignment Responsibilities

The Los Rios Community College District will pay for academy attendance, as well as salary and health benefits during this assignment. As a result, a three-year employment commitment as a Police Officer within the Los Rios Community College District will be required. If the employee chooses to terminate his/her employment with the district prior to the expiration of the three year time period, the employee will be expected to reimburse the district for a pro-rated portion of the academy, salary and benefit costs borne during the training period.

Work Year


Work Schedule

The work week is based on the format of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy a Police Cadet attends, as determined by the Chief of Police:

Option 1: Extended Academy Format: a typical work week will be from Monday to Thursday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. In addition, there may be some Sunday training days depending on Academy and Instructor availability.

Option 2: Intensive Academy Format: a typical work week will be from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 6:00am to 6:00pm. There may also be some Saturday or Sunday training days depending on Academy and Instructor availability.

Total Hrs per Week/Day

40 hours per week

Special Requirements

— Must successfully complete a background investigation prior to hire as Police Officer Cadet, and must be eligible to attend a certified P.O.S.T basic training Academy.

— Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License in compliance with Los Rios Board Regulation R-8343. This position may require operating a District or personal vehicle in order to complete assigned work within the scope of the position duties.

Minimum Qualifications

— Must be 21 years old at the time of hire as a Police Officer

Application Instructions

Applicants must complete the following:

1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).

2. Resume (recommended).

3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).

4. Letter of Interest (recommended).

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

NOTE: Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.


$16.12 per hour

Additional Salary Information

No additional salary information to note

Posting Date


Open Continuously


Beginning and/or Ending Dates

The Police Officer Cadet position is open continuously.

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours.

After hours inquiries should be emailed to hr@losrios.edu. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date.


All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.


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