Police Officer (Lateral)

City of Hayward, East Bay

Law Enforcement

Close Date: Continuous

Salary: $7,489.00 - $9,037.00 Monthly

 

THE POSITION

The City of Hayward is accepting application for Police Officer—Lateral. Police Officers at the City of Hayward perform a wide variety of law enforcement assignments including but not limited to: patrol, traffic control, criminal and juvenile investigation, and radio communication. These require operating a patrol car or motorcycle, arresting and citing violators of laws, writing reports, serving warrants, testifying in court and providing information to the public.

 

COMPENSATION Monthly Salary: $7,489 - $9,037

 

ABOUT HAYWARD

Hayward has been routinely billed as the second-most diverse city in the state of California. We’re proud of that. We thrive on the vibrant mix of cultures and customs that makes Hayward such a wonderful place to live, work and play. For well over a century, Hayward has been a “community of opportunity,” a city with open arms and an enviable list of resources to help newcomers build their dreams. Unlike many other Bay Area cities, Hayward remains accessible, affordable and primed for growth. People are beginning to see Hayward for everything it has to offer: a warm and inviting climate, easy access to three international airports within 20 minutes, affordable real estate, superior water resources, well-run city government, considerable open space and a host of recreational opportunities. Add an educated workforce, a wide range of housing options and one of California’s most diverse populations, and you have the ingredients for an unparalleled location:

Hayward, the Heart of the Bay.

 

 

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THE DEPARTMENT

The Hayward Police Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the city by maintaining partnerships with its diverse community, together creating safe and cohesive neighborhoods. We pledge to safeguard the lives and property of the people served, and to reduce the incidence and fear of crime. We do this by treating all people fairly and equitably; and by being ethical, honest, responsive, and professional in the services we provide. We are accountable to one another and to the community.

The Hayward Police Department is comprised of a staff of 197 sworn personnel and 124 professional staff.  The Department supports a Community Policing philosophy and offers excellent promotional and special assignment opportunities.  The Patrol Division currently works 3-12.5 hour days and has weekends off at least six months out of the year. Patrol Officers enjoy a minimum of 9 training days per year.  Detectives who work investigations receive incentive pay and have a wide variety of specialty assignments such as School Resource Officer, K9, Narcotics, Detectives (officers who work investigations), Internal Affairs, Special Duty Unit (street and investigative enforcement related to gangs), Traffic (motors), and several task forces in Alameda County.

 

REQUIREMENTS

EXEPERIENCE

Sworn law enforcement agency experience within the last thirty-six (36) months. Possession of a valid California Basic POST certificate.

EDUCATION

High school diploma or equivalent. (Possession of an Associate degree or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is desirable)

LICENSE

Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver’s License.

 

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

         Free of any felony convictions.

         A citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (Government Code Para. 1031).

         21 years of age at time of appointment.

         Vision in each eye, correctable to at least 20/30.

         Must pass a background investigation and meet all Department medical, physical and psychological standards.

         Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply. 

 

BENEFITS

Retirement: The City offers a CalPERS retirement formula, depending on individual eligibility, of either 2.5% @ 55 or 2% @ 62 for miscellaneous, and 3.0% @ 50 or 2.7% @57 for safety.

Medical: City monthly contributions for employee and eligible dependents.

 

Dental/Vision: Full coverage for employee and eligible dependents through Delta Dental and VSP.

 Vacation Leave: Up to 5 weeks per year (based on years of service)

Sick Leave: 12 days per year.

 

Benefits:

Retirement: The City offers a CalPERS retirement formula, depending on individual eligibility, of either 2.5% @ 55 or 2% @ 62 for miscellaneous, and 3.0% @ 50 or 2.7% @57 for safety.

Medical: City monthly contributions for employee and eligible dependents.

Dental/Vision: Full coverage for employee and eligible dependents through Delta Dental and VSP.

 Vacation Leave: Up to 5 weeks per year (based on years of service)

 Sick Leave: 12 days per year.