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Non Sworn - includes Community Service Officer and Police Records Technician

All applicants are required to complete a Personal History Statement (PHS) (non-sworn version) ; the form is posted here to give applicants ample time to research and record all of the required background information. Submit the original (not a copy) completed form to the Human Resources Office by the recruitment close date. Whether the job application is on paper or online, the PHS must be submitted on paper

The instructions are specific to our agency; do not use the version from the POST website. Only the most current version of the PHS form (as posted on our website) will be accepted.

The form is in color; you may opt to print it out in greyscale. Print out single-sided.

The PHS must be completed by hand (handwritten) in blue or black ink. There should be no spelling errors or cross-outs on your final draft. If a candidate fails to return their PHS form by the due date, that candidate will no longer be considered in that recruitment process. Include as much detail as possible; candidates will be questioned about PHS detail during polygraph testing. Omissions on the PHS may be cause for disqualification.

Sworn

Police Officer Trainee
Candidates who successfully pass the written exam process will receive a letter instructing them to complete a Personal History Statement (PHS) (sworn version) and return it by the due date to the Human Resources Department. The instructions are specific to our agency; do not use the version from the POST website.  Only the most current version of the PHS form (as posted on our website) will be accepted.

The PHS must be completed by hand (handwritten) and in ink. There should be not spelling errors or cross-outs on your final draft. No PHS form will be accepted after the due date for any reason. If a candidate fails to return the PHS form by the due date, that candidate will no longer be considered in that recruitment process. Include as much detail as possible; candidates will be questioned about PHS detail during polygraph testing. Omissions on the PHS may be cause for disqualification.

The form is in color; you may opt to print it out in greyscale.

Police Officer Lateral/Academy Graduate
Candidates must submit a Personal History Statement (PHS) (sworn version) along with a City application form and DMV driving record printout (see job flyer). The instructions are specific to our agency; do not use the version from the POST website. Only the most current version of the PHS form (as posted on our website) will be accepted.

The PHS must be completed by hand (handwritten) and in ink. There should be no spelling errors or cross-outs on your final draft. Include as much detail as possible; candidates will be questioned about PHS detail during polygraph testing. Omissions on the PHS may be cause for disqualification.

The form is in color; you may opt to print it out in greyscale.

Last updated: 5/22/2014 1:17:03 PM