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Saturday, Feb 16 2013 06:39 PM

BPD recruiting, testing for police trainees

By BREAKING NEWS BLOG

The Bakersfield Police Department is recruiting and testing for police trainees.

The department expects to hire trainees, some of whom will be funded by a federal grant to hire military veterans who were honorably discharged after Sept. 11, 2011, according to a BPD news release.

An academy will begin in July.

People can get application forms and additional employment information from:

* City of Bakersfield Human Resources Office -- City Hall, 1600 Truxtun Ave.; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday though Friday.

* www.bakersfieldcity.us/administration/citymanager/humanresources/index.htm

Applications are due no later than 1 p.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, March 7.

Call 326-3732 for information.

According to a BPD flier, the minimum qualifications for applicants are:

* Age 20 1/2 at time of written exam.

* Must possess U.S. high school diploma or GED.

* Must posess valid class "C" California driver's license.

* Vision and physical condition must satisfy established POST Medical Standards as provided on their website: http://post.ca.gov/medical-screening-manual.aspx

* Must be in good physical condition; weight must be in proportion to height.

* Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship.

* Record must be free of any felony convictions.

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