Police Officer Lateral
A Police Officer Lateral applicant must
have completed a California Basic P.O.S.T.
Academy and must currently be employed
as a Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff or related Law Enforcement
Officer with a State of
law enforcement agency.
If you meet the highest standards which are essential to
the Riverside Police Department and are ready for an exciting
career apply at (http://cityjobs.riversideca.gov/hr/).
Successful completion of a
POST certified written test, which measures
reading, writing, comprehension, and general
aptitude. A sample written test can be located
at POST website: (http://lib.post.ca.gov/Publications/poWrittenPracticeTest.pdf)
This test is waived for lateral applicants
Meet minimum performance
standards for physical agility.
Submit to an interview.
No felony conviction(s).
Submit to a fingerprint and
criminal history check.
Must be a
United States citizen or a permanent
resident alien who is eligible, and has applied
Must possess a valid
California driver’s license.
Minimum age of 20.5
years of age to participate in the testing
process, and 21 years of age at the time of
Sign a notarized waiver for
“Authorization to Release Information.”
Good moral character as
determined by a thorough background
high school graduate, GED, or equivalent.
Submit to a polygraph
Successfully pass a Medical
and Psychological examination.