POLICE OFFICER I $3,916.00 - $4,760.00
POLICE OFFICER II $4,534.00 - $5,510.00
The City of Turlock is accepting applications for the position of
Police Officer I/II. This position is assigned to perform law
enforcement and crime prevention work, to enforce State and local
traffic regulations and to perform comprehensive criminal
investigative work on special assignments and will also perform
related duties as assigned.
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This classification is assigned to the T.A.P.O. bargaining unit for
labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, standby,
call-back and shift assignments.
The Police Officer I –
An entry level position that serves an eighteen (18) month
probationary period and is expected to promote to the journey level
Police Officer II classification after successful completion of
The Police Officer II - An entry level Police Officer that
has successfully passed probation at the Turlock Police Department
or a lateral Police Officer that has successfully met prerequisite
LATERAL POLICE OFFICERS - Individuals who currently work in a
California Law Enforcement Agency or have worked in a California Law
Enforcement Agency within three (3) years of appointment to Turlock
Police Department and possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate may be
hired at the Police Officer I or II salary range, may be eligible
for all applicable salary incentives and may be subject to a twelve
(12) month probationary period. Appointment may be made anywhere
within the salary range.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Patrols assigned areas in vehicles, on foot, on motorcycle, or
on bicycle as assigned.
Analyzes and solves community/neighborhood problems involving
the protection and preservation of life, property, and the
enforcement of City, County and State laws.
Conducts a variety of investigations including neighborhood
disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, juvenile
crimes, domestic violence, sexual assaults, vehicle accidents,
Directs traffic/provides regulation of traffic flow at time of
emergency or congestion.
Works shiftwork to include Days, Swings and Graveyard.
Testifies in court as needed.
Provides traffic enforcement to include arrests and issuance of
citations as required.
Receives calls from and provides assistance for other law
enforcement agencies in emergencies.
Conducts investigations to include the collection and storage of
evidence for court presentation.
Prepares detailed reports of arrests made, investigations
conducted, and illegal incidents observed.
Proactively patrols business districts and residential
neighborhoods at all times of day and night.
Provides direction and information to the general public.
Processes and cares for prisoners.
Establishes and maintains positive contact with citizens
pertaining to potential community and neighborhood problems,
suspicious people and circumstances.
Assists with Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch meetings.
Counsels at-risk youth and assists with diversion programs and
Provides service and assistance to the public.
May be assigned to act as School Resource Officer - teaching
high school students youth in law classes or Drug Awareness
Assists in assigned projects such as licensing of businesses,
building maintenance, issuance of permits or other tasks as
May work with a team of officers working a specialized street
crimes suppression unit.
Participates in and assists with community recreation
Investigates, collects, and preserves evidence from the scene on
a wide variety of crimes, suspected crimes and accident scenes.
Interviews and interrogates witnesses, victims and suspects.
Locates suspects, makes arrests and searches for and seizes
Prepares detailed reports of investigations and arrests.
Prepares evidence for trial of cases and testifies in court.
Interviews merchants and the public to obtain descriptions of
possible suspects, and secures written and oral statements from
witnesses and victims.
May serve as an undercover agent for vice and narcotic
May conduct background investigations on police officer or
Cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in carrying out
assigned investigative duties.
Confers with supervisor on progress and problems concerning
May work with a team of investigators on the Turlock drug
May perform duties in other areas of the Police Department or
countywide task forces to include
Stanislaus County Drug Enforcement Unit
Stanislaus County Gang Intelligence Task Force
Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force
Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, or others
Provide high quality customer oriented service.
Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of
action, learn and apply the community oriented policing
Learn laws of arrest and pertinent local and state laws.
Learn criminal investigative techniques and procedures.
Learn the safe use and care of firearms and equipment.
Exercise restraint and good judgment in a variety of emergency
Understand and carry out oral and written directions and
Prepare accurate case reports.
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those
contacted in the course of work.