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CITY of SONORA, CA
Police Department

POLICE OFFICER
RECRUIT, ENTRY OR LATERAL
(MILITARY VETERANS ONLY)

You’ve already served your country, now you have a chance to serve your community in the field of law enforcement.

The City of Sonora is recruiting for one (1) Police Officer who is a military veteran. For the purposes of this recruitment, a military veteran is defined as an individual who has served on active duty at any time in the armed forces for a period of more than 180 consecutive days; for National Guard units, 180 consecutive days deployment away from home base; any part of which occurred on or after September 11, 2001, and who has been discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions.

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment, please go to the City’s website at www.sonoraca.com/employment/jobs.htm to download an application packet. You can also request that an application packet be mailed to you by contacting Human Resources at (209) 588-8946 or tskelly@sonoraca.com or by coming into City Hall/ Administration, 94 N. Washington Street, Sonora or the Sonora Police Department, 100 S. Green Street, Sonora from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

This recruitment closes on Friday, October 7, 2016. You can review the Job Description for Police Officer at http://www.sonoraca.com/employment/JDs.htm

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (MQ)

1. Possession of an active California P.O.S.T. “Basic Certificate” or a California P.O.S.T. “Certificate of Academy Completion”. Recruits must undergo formal training in a P.O.S.T. certified Police Academy.
2. Possession of a DD Form 214 verifying a discharge or release from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions and service on active duty at any time in the armed forces for a period of more than 180 consecutive days; or for National Guard units 180 consecutive days deployment away from home base; any part of which occurred on or after
September 11, 2001.
3. Possession of a valid Class C California Drivers License by date of appointment and have a good driving record.

If you would be interested in learning more about the City of Sonora’s Police Department, please contact Lieutenant Turu VanderWiel at his e-mail address tvanderwiel@sonorapd.com If you do not have access to e-mail, you can call and leave a message for him at (209) 532-8143. He’ll be able to answer your specific questions concerning the job duties of our Police Officers, and if you’d like, he can schedule you for a tour of the Police Department. If you would prefer a more in-depth experience, and as time allows, he may be able to schedule you for a Ride-Along Session, observing patrol’s day to day activities.

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