City of Bakersfield Minimum Requirements Reserve Officer
Police Department Appointment Process
- Age – Applicants must be 21 years
Reserve Unit of age.
- Education – Applicants must Written Examination (Pass/Fail) – This
possess a high school diploma or exam measures reading comprehension
The Bakersfield Police Reserve Unit
GED equivalency and must possess skills, spelling, grammar, punctuation,
was created in 1940 during WWII to
a POST (California Peace Officer reasoning ability, observation, and
assist local Police in case of attack.
Standards and Training) certificate memory of candidates.
The commitment later grew into
for level I, II, or III, Reserve Police
assisting the department to fulfill its
academy certificate, or a basic Physical Agility Examination
mission to serve and protect the
POST academy certificate. (Pass/Fail) – This exam is designed to
citizens of Bakersfield.
- License – Applicants must possess measure job related physical
a valid California Drivers License; characteristics of strength, agility and
The Bakersfield Police Department - Vision – Visual acuity in each eye stamina as required of a Reserve Police
Reserve Unit is a professional Police must be not less than 20/50 vision Officer.
organization which recruits qualified without correction, or not less than
persons for Reserve Police Officer. 20/100 vision if the applicant wears
Recruitment is done at various times Oral Appraisal Interview (Weighted
soft contact lenses which correct 100%) – Appraisal will be made of the
throughout the year. vision to 20/20. An applicant must applicant’ s personal qualifications,
have normal color vision, and shall education/training, and experience. A
There are many opportunities available
not have any permanent or minimum rating of 70% is required to
to Reserve Officers within the
progressive eye abnormalities; qualify for the eligibility list.
Department: - Physical Condition – Applicants
must be in good physical condition, Background Investigation (Pass/Fail)
Providing Back-up to Patrol Officers
with weight in proportion to his/her – Prior to appointment, applicants must
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height. successfully complete an investigation of
Vice/S.E.U. Operations their personal history and background to
Immigration Reform and Control Act determine their suitability for the position.
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of 1986 makes it illegal for an employer Any evidence of falsification of facts may
to hire unauthorized aliens. All be cause for disqualification, or
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individuals hired for appointment to the discharge from appointment. All new
D.A.R.E. and P.A.L. Functions
position of Police officer must be U.S. reserve officers will be fingerprinted.
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citizens. In conformance with this
legislation, verification of the selected Psychological / Medical Examinations
Enclosed is information regarding the s
candidate’ identity and employment – Applicants receiving a conditional offer
authorization will be required at the time of appointment must successfully pass a
position of Reserve Police Officer.
the employment offer is made. psychological written and oral exam, and
a complete medical exam which will
include a drug screening.
City of Bakersfield
Incorporated on January 11, 1898, the
city of Bakersfield is an emerging urban
center encompassing approximately 118
square miles at the southern end of the
San Joaquin Valley. Bakersfield is
growing at a rate of four percent per year
with a current population of over
280,000, and approximately 410,000 in
the greater metropolitan area.
Bakersfield has a variety of sporting
events for both spectator and participant;
historical sites and cultural opportunities
Bakersfield is 113 miles north of Los
Angeles and 291 miles south of San
Francisco. There is a fine school system,
including 14 high schools, one junior P.O.S.T. Reserve
college and one State University.
Reasonably priced housing is
available throughout the City. The City s
Kern County Sheriff’ Department
of Bakersfield offers an excellent place Training Division
to live and work. 1350 Norris Rd. Bakersfield Ca. 93308
661-391-7744 / 661-391-7776
How to Apply – If you are a POST
certified applicant contact the BPD Porterville College
Reserve Division at 661-326-3885 and 100 E College Ave Porterville Ca.
you will be placed on an interest list. 93257 / 559-791-2368
You will be notified of the next Bill Henry
scheduled testing cycle. Applications e-mail: email@example.com 1601 Truxtun Avenue
are accepted and evaluated without Bakersfield, California
regard to applicant’ race religious or College of the Sequoia
political affiliation, national origin, 915 So. Mooney Blvd. Room 737
gender or disability. Visalia Ca. 93277 / 559-730-3752 (661) 326-3885
Gary C. Kuncl www.bakersfieldcity.us