A Public Safety Officer in the City of Sunnyvale performs the role of police officer, firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT), something accomplished by separate departments in most municipalities.
Since 1950, the City has successfully operated a fully-integrated Public Safety Department, where all public safety personnel are cross-trained to be able to jump from one discipline to the next when needed. This unique model of service has garnered much attention in recent years from other municipalities looking to be more efficient and cost-effective.
The application process will include:
The Police Academy includes: 20 weeks of in-field police training; 16 weeks at the Fire Academy; and 7 weeks at the EMS academy
Equivalent to an Associate’s Degree
At least 21 years of age at time of appointment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or have applied for U.S. citizenship before time of application
Physical health, strength and agility necessary to meet the physical demands of police and fire work, as determined by a California P.O.S.T. Physical Agility Test (WSTB) and a medical exam (based on current California POST Commission guidelines).
Corrected vision of 20/20 for both eyes together. If vision is less than 20/50, individuals who have successfully worn soft contact lenses for at least one year are also acceptable.
Valid class C California Driver's License and a safe driving record