Police Officer - Entry

Agency: Chico Police Department

Location: Chico CA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Salary:  $56,992.00 - $78,561.60 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 17-00020

Closing: Continuous


Position Information

A complete application packet for this position includes:

         completed NeoGov application,

         resume attachment,

         proof of academy enrollment or previous graduation,

         POST PELLETB T-score of 47 or higher, dated within the last year, if you wish to be exempt from the written examination.

This is a continuous recruitment, until further notice.


Job Description

Under supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; to perform related work as required.
Typical Duties:
Patrol City in radio car, on bicycle, horseback, motorcycle or on foot; answer calls for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of City, County and State laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, holdups, vehicle accidents, death and other criminal incidents; make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court; administer first aid; contract and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders; prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted and unusual incidents observed; serve warrants and subpoenas; while on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices; issue citations and make arrests as necessary; check buildings for physical security; attend and police special events and other emergency or congested situations; maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public; perform related duties as assigned.
Tools and Equipment Used:
Police car, police radio, radar gun, baton, handcuffs, Intoxilyzer, cellular phone and/or pager, first aid equipment, handgun, Taser and other weapons as required, and computer related equipment in the field and office environment.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, and/or tools listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste and/or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places, and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Desired Qualifications:
Ability to:  Physically pursue and capture wanted persons; observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places; use and care of firearms; think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately; learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; learn and use standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Education:  High school graduation or equivalent, supplemented by a valid Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Academy certification.

a.    Be at least 18 years of age.

b.    Be a citizen of the United States; or be a permanent resident alien and have applied for citizenship.

A person who has not obtained citizenship within three years after application for employment due to non-cooperation with the government agency processing the citizenship application, or a person who has been denied citizenship, is disqualified from being or becoming a police officer.
Additional Requirements:  Possession of a valid California Driver License.







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