UNION CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
34009 ALVARADO - NILES ROAD
UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA 94587
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Updated: July 12, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer Trainee
Union City Police Department is continuously recruiting for this position. All candidates must submit the department application and take the FrontLine National exam.
How to Apply: Go to www.calopps.org/city-of-union-city to apply. Written exam results sent to the City of Union City without a submitted application through the department website will not be considered.* For more department information, please visit: https://www.unioncity.org/DocumentCenter/View/689/UCPD-Strategic-Plan-PDF?bidId
Salary Information: $7,310 - $9,650/month after FTO
Incentive Pay: 2.5% for possession of AA/AS Degree and/or Intermediate POST certificate, 5% for possession of BA/BS Degree and/or Advanced POST certificate, 5% upon completion of 19th year of service with the city. Max pay for education is 5% and for longevity is 5%.
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Department Overview:The City of Union City, a general law city, is the gateway to the Silicon Valley and a recipient of the 1999 All-American City award. Union City is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and we are proud of our culturally diverse population of 73,877. We have safe and award-winning schools, and we are close to shopping and transportation. The City of Union City offers home loans to those interested in residing in the community. Also, our community is near parklands such as Coyote Hills and the Alameda Regional Trails and in our residential community, you will enjoy over 33 parks, a City-owned Sports Center and our mild climate year round. The Council-Manager municipal government has over 225 full-time staff.
The Police department was formed in 1966 and is currently staffed by 81 sworn and 27 civilian positions. The department is a dynamic and enthusiastic service-oriented organization with an annual budget of more than $20 million.
In the patrol section, you will typically work three 12-hour and 20-minute workdays and have four days off. Employees assigned to this shift can expect to work one additional 12-hour workday in each 28-day pay cycle, to establish a 40-hour workweek. If you are assigned to any other shift Section you may work four 10-hour workdays with three days off. As your skills develop you may be assigned to Investigations, Community Policing, Traffic, Canine, Bicycle Patrol, Special Weapons, and Tactics Team, or School Resource Officer.
Age: 21 Prior to graduating Academy
US Citizen: Before an appointment may be made to the position, the person selected must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, according to the federal law.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Possess a valid California's Driver's License
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Vision must conform to POST regulation's
College: Desirable, not required
Academy Certification: No
Prior Experience: No
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: All persons appointed to the position of Police Officer Trainee will be required to
complete the police academy, the department’s field training program, and an 18-
month probation period which begins the date of appointment or promotion to the
rank of Recruit II.
Hiring Process: Process includes an oral interview with law enforcement professionals, an interview
with Operation and Support Services Captains and other related components. A limited
number of applicants will be subjected to a polygraph examination, a thorough
examination of their personal background, an interview with the Chief of Police, a
thorough medical examination, and a psychological assessment.