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Police Officer

Brea, California


City of Brea

1 Civic Center Circle

Brea, CA 92821

Police Department: 714-990-7625

Jobs: 714-990-7600

E-mail: dougs@ci.brea.ca.us

Website: www.cityofbrea.net



$4,911 - $6,287/month


Sworn Officers:




Application Deadline: Open




Police Officer

(Experienced Lateral Transfers)
Police Academy Graduates

(Including those anticipating graduation within 2 months of application submittal)

$4,911 - $6,287/month
(Potential Post/Assignment Pay of up to 15% is also available)
(Bilingual pay also available)
Plus generous benefits package including 3%@50 PERS Retirement


To view the entire benefits package view our job opportunities at:


The City of Brea has two core values: Customer service and learning.  Brea is a diverse residential, industrial, and commercial community located in north Orange County. 


The Brea Police Department provides police services for the City of Brea and the neighboring City of Yorba Linda.  The Brea Police Department is a vital organization whose employees are trusted, responsible, and respected by the communities they serve.  The Brea Police Department can offer you a challenging and personally rewarding environment for your law enforcement career. 


Our primary mission is to provide exceptional customer care.  The City of Brea has committed itself to providing quality training, education, and development opportunities for all employees.  Continuous training educates, renews, and prepares employees to remain competitive in today's job market.  By committing ourselves to learning, and continually enhancing our knowledge and skills through training, we guarantee success not only for   our organization, but also for ourselves.  

THE POLICE OFFICER, under general supervision, performs the full range of law enforcement and crime prevention duties; controls traffic flow and enforces State and local traffic laws; performs investigative work; performs a variety of technical law enforcement tasks; conducts and makes presentations at community meetings; and performs other duties as assigned.

(The complete list of essential functions, knowledge and abilities, and physical and environmental conditions for this position are listed in the Career Opportunity Bulletin that will be provided to all candidates with the City's employment application and is also available to view at www.cityofbrea.net)



Candidates for Police Officer must possess all of the following:

  • A high school diploma or the G.E.D. equivalent

  • A current valid State of California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate (or recent academy graduation or current enrolment with anticipation of graduating within 2 months of application submittal)

  • A valid California driver's license

  • No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude

  1. Filing Deadline: Employment applications (available on-line at www.cityofbrea.net) will be accepted on a continual basis until a sufficient number of qualified candidates are processed.  Employment applications must be completed, signed, and returned to the Personnel Department to be eligible for consideration.  Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of a City of Brea application form.  Facsimiles and postmarks cannot be accepted.

  2. Application Review: A detailed review and appraisal of each candidate's application will be conducted.  Candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, may be invited to continue in the process. 

  3. Oral Appraisal Interview:  Weighted 100% of overall score for Lateral Police Officers (50% for non-laterals).  This phase of the selection process will consist of a semi-structured oral appraisal interview.  A minimum score of 70% must be obtained to pass the oral appraisal interview.

  4. Non-Lateral Written Examination:  Weighted 50% for non-lateral candidates. Candidates without P.O.S.T. Basic Certificates will need to take the P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Examination (test date to be announced) and obtain a T-Score of T-45 or higher, or provide a T-Score of T-45 or higher from a previously taken P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Examination.  No other examinations may substitute. 


The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. 





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