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Newport Accepting Applications for Police Officers

The Newport Beach Police Department is looking for new police officers to fill the shoes of those who are getting ready to retire.

(Photo courtesy Newport Beach Police Department)
(Photo courtesy Newport Beach Police Department)
The Newport Beach Police Department is anticipating retirements, and currently accepting applications to fill the shoes of outgoing police officers, a police spokeswoman announced Wednesday.

The city of Newport Beach is accepting applications for entry-level and academy-graduate police officers through Oct. 22, or until 500 applications are received. Applications for lateral police officers are also being accepted on an ongoing basis.

"Applicants are encouraged to submit the appropriate paperwork immediately as the recruitment for these positions could close at any time," Jennifer Manzella, police spokeswoman, said in a released statement.

Anyone interested in applying can apply online at newportbeachca.gov.

Position Requirements:
  • Entry Level: Must have the ability to successfully complete a California POST Basic Academy and the City of Newport Beach Police Department Field Training Program.
  • Academy Graduate: Must possess current POST Academy certificate and must have the ability to successfully complete the City of Newport Beach Police Department Field Training Program.
  • Lateral: Must have successfully completed probationary period and Training Program at another law enforcement agency; and must possess current POST Basic certificate.
  • Training: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade. College level coursework or other specialized training in police science, psychology, public administration or related field is highly desirable.
  • License & Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver's license is required at the time of appointment.
Questions about the Newport Beach Police Department recruitment process should be directed to the city of Newport Beach Human Resources office at 949-644-3300.

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