Police Trainee and Academy Graduate/Lateral

Bakersfield Police Department is currently looking for qualified candidates.


  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • 21 years of age at the time of appointment

Job Description:

  • Trainee – Individuals that need to complete a CA POST (Police Officers Standard in Training) academy. Bakersfield Police Department host their own PAID police academy
  • Academy Graduate/Lateral – Individuals transferring from another police agency or have completed a CA POST accredited police academy.


            -Full Time position with varying hours 

            -$4500 signing bonus, paid academy, all necessary equipment provided 

            -Starting wage is:

Police Trainee – $26.36- $32.04 hourly

Police Officer (upon graduation) – $33.00 – $40.19 hourly

**Starting wages for Academy Graduate/Lateral as well

  • Addition benefits included (full details listed on JoinBPD.us)

To Apply:

            –  visit JoinBPD.us and look for “apply now” link on the home page

            –  look for Police Trainee or Academy Graduate/Lateral