The Bakersfield Police Department is currently recruiting and testing for the position of police trainee.

The department was recently awarded a federal grant to hire 11 military veterans who were honorably discharged after Sept. 11, 2001. The department is expecting to hire 20 police trainees for the academy beginning January 2013.

Application forms and additional employment information may be obtained 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from: City of Bakersfield Human Resources Office -- City Hall, 1600 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301. Forms can also be obtained at www.bakersfieldcity.us/administration/citymanager/humanresources/index.htm.

Applications are due no later than 1 p.m. Friday.

For more information, call 326-3732 or www.bakersfieldcity.us/police.

- Bakersfield Police Department