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Background Investigations

A pre-employment background investigation is required before anyone can work or volunteer within the Turlock Police Department.

The purpose of a pre-employment background investigation shall be to promptly, efficiently and fairly identify those applicants who are unfit for public service or whose prior conduct is contradictory to or incompatible with the Law Enforcement Mission, the fair and impartial administration of law, or the provisions of community service.

If you would like further information regarding background investigations for Peace Officers and Public Safety Dispatchers you may access the California State Peace Officers Standards and Training website (P.O.S.T.) at www.post.ca.gov and click on hiring for both Peace Officers and Public Safety Dispatchers.

For questions about background investigations, please contact Mary Sousa, Police Administration, at (209) 664-7302.

For questions about the Background Investigations Unit, please contact:

Turlock Police Department
244 N. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 668-5550

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