BREA POLICE DEPARTMENT
1 CIVIC CENTER CIRCLE
BREA, CALIFORNIA 92821
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Updated: January 14, 2020
Job Classification: Police Officer Recruit
The Brea Police Department is currently hiring for the position of Police Officer Recruit! Candidates are required to submit a department application, here, PRIOR to completing the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network.
Salary Information: $6,071/month during academy$6,471/month following completion of academy
Benefit Information:CalPERS RetirementThe retirement formula will depend on employee’s status with CalPERS. Employees who are not considered “New Employees” under the CalPERS definition will be hired under the 2.0%@50 formula and pay 12% towards their retirement package. “New Employees” under the CalPERS definition will come in under the 2.7%@57 formula and pay 50% of the “Normal Cost” share of CalPERS Safety Retirement (currently 11.25% - this rate will vary over time).
Special PaysThe Brea Police Department provides a number of special pay opportunities as an added benefit to officers. Listed below are pay incentives that eligible officers receive in addition to their base salary.
Candidate Contact: Human Resources714-990-7715JamieM@cityofbrea.netBreaPDRecruitment@cityofbrea.net
Department Overview: Proudly serving the Brea community since 1917, the Brea Police Department is always looking for talented, dedicated and conscientious people who want to make a difference in the community. Dive into a career in law enforcement with an organization that is respected and appreciated by the community it serves.
Members of the Brea Police Department are dedicated to professionalism, community involvement, and the highest level of customer service. The department's core values are integrity, loyalty, and the Golden Rule. Duty, service, and honor are central to our mission and are essential components of a successful career in law enforcement.
Area Information: Home to more than 40,000 residents, Brea's population increases to well over 100,000 daily as people visit Brea to work, shop or enjoy one of the city's entertainment venues. Brea offers a wide range of housing, beautiful parks, and excellent schools, and values public safety, cultural arts, community aesthetics, and an inclusive approach to community problem-solving. Police Officers are encouraged to work collaboratively with residents and business leaders to improve Brea's quality of life.
Combine the vibrancy of the city with the comforts of the suburbs and you’ve got the best of both worlds in the City of Brea.
Here art, architecture, and amenities intersect in one livable, small city with a friendly neighborhood feel. Brea beautifully blends a lively local economy, responsive city services, exciting shopping and dining options, top-rated schools, quality housing, health and wellness facilities, and plenty of places to play.
Centrally located in the northeast corner of Orange County, Brea connects major transportation routes and employment centers across Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. From local retailers to multinational corporate headquarters, business thrives in Brea’s rich economic climate.
Age: 21 Years of age or older at the time of appointment to sworn Police Officer
US Citizen: Yes, or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Uncorrected 20/100, correctable to 20/30.
College: Not required
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: Completion of Academy is required post hiring.
Hiring Process: Apply Online
The Brea Police Department accepts two types of written examinations:
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.
Driving Disqualifiers: Driving records are reviewed and determinations are made on a case-by-case basis, in conjunction with other factors of the candidate’s background.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Drug use history is reviewed and determinations are made on a case-by-case basis, in conjunction with other factors of the candidate’s background.
Employment Disqualifiers: Employment history is reviewed and determinations are made on a case-by-case basis, in conjunction with other factors of the candidate’s background.
Financial Disqualifiers: Financial history is reviewed and determinations are made on a case-by-case basis, in conjunction with other factors of the candidate’s background.
Additional Disqualifiers: Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis, in conjunction with other factors of the candidate’s background.