Police Cadet

Agency: Fountain Valley Police Department

Location: Fountain Valley CA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement

 

Salary:  $10.80 - $11.90 Hourly$10.80 - $11.90 Hourly

Job Type: Part-time at-will

Job Number: 1617-12

 

Description

 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Members of the Fountain Valley Police Department's mission is to demonstrate the courage to protect life and property, the duty to provide the highest quality of service in a fair, impartial and ethical manner and the commitment to take a leadership role in providing public safety and quality of life in a manner that will preserve the public trust.
 
The Police Department is comprised of 83 dedicated professionals including the Chief of Police, 2 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, 10 Sergeants, 11 Senior Officers, 32 Police Officers, Crime and Management Analysts, Identification Technician, Records Clerks, Dispatchers, Community Services Officers and administrative staff.  Special assignments include Detectives, School Resource, Field Training, Traffic including motorcycle assignments, Regional Narcotics Program, S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics – part of West County), and Canine.  
 

Job Overview

CLASS DEFINITION
Perform a variety of routine and progressively difficult non-sworn tasks in an apprenticeship program framework for preparation for a career in law enforcement, rotating through various divisions of the Police Department, and performing other duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This classification is distinguished by the non-sworn tasks performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and the exercise of independent judgment.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
The incumbent works under the direct supervision of any Police Department Supervisor.

JOB DUTIES:

         Interact with the public, on the telephone and in person; obtain information from victims; complete police reports on minor incidents.

         Impound and cite illegally parked vehicles.

         Assist in parking control during special events or on City streets during peak traffic conditions and post temporary signs and barricades.

         Answer 911 and business telephone lines; assist the public.

         Perform fingerprinting duties and process of applicants.

         Store and release property evidence.

         Assist in photographing and fingerprinting crime scenes.

OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES

         Enter citations into the database.

         Issue bicycle licenses and maintenance of the bicycle and evidence storage area.

         Assist with storage inventory and control of Department supplies.

         Conduct tours of the Police Department facility.

         Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports.

         Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications Guidelines

EDUCATION

         High school graduation or equivalent certification is required.

EXPERIENCE

         Previous public contact experience is desirable.

CITIZENSHIP AND AGE

         United States citizenship is required at the time of appointment.

         Minimum age is 18 years

REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL LEVELS

         Basic recordkeeping methods and procedures.

         Modern office practices, procedures, methods, and equipment.

REQUISITE ABILITIES

         Learn, interpret, and apply pertinent local, state, and other laws.

         Remain calm, courteous, and polite while maintaining composure and display a respectful attitude in stressful situations which may involve irate or frustrated individuals.

         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, supervisors, City officials, and the general public.

         Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places and to judge situations and persons accurately.

         Think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies.

         Deal firmly and courteously with the public.

         Exercise independent and sound judgment in evaluating situations and making quick, effective, and reasonable decisions.

         Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

         Write clear and accurate reports, correspondence, and record data.

         Read and write at the level required for successful job performance.

LICENSE REQUIRED

         A valid California Class "C" Driver's License.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

          Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include overtime, emergency call back, shift work, nights, holidays and weekends to accommodate City needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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