Entry-Level Police Officer

Oakland, CA
Bay Area Rapid Transit

Closing Date
October 2, 2022

BART Police Department is a progressive agency and has been on the forefront – and in some cases the model approach to training in the areas of fair and impartial policing, bias-based policing, crisis intervention, cultural competence training, and de-escalation training. The mission of the BART Police Department is to ensure a safe environment within our transit system, reduce crime through a highly visible police presence, and proactive enforcement of the law, and to promote public confidence by working in partnership with our stakeholders and the communities we serve.

Pay Rate
This position is represented by the BART Police Officers Association (BPOA). Successful candidates will start at the Base Salary while in the Academy.

$5,855.20/ Monthly (Base Salary – While in Academy)
$6,635.89/ Monthly (Base Salary – Upon Academy Completion)
$7,806.93/ Monthly (Base Salary – Upon FTO Completion)

Essential Job Functions

  1. Patrols a designated area in a radio vehicle or on foot to protect life and property and deter crime.
  2. Responds to suspicious activities and answers emergency calls for services.
  3. Enforces District, city, county or state and federal laws and ordinances.
  4. Assists in settling disputes, calming angry patrons and providing crowd direction and control.
  5. Makes presentations to community and employee groups regarding personal safety and criminal activities.
  6. Secures information from the parties at an incident scene and collects, documents and prepares evidence for court.
  7. Prepares affidavits for arrest and/or search warrants, files criminal complaints and coordinates investigative activities with other law enforcement agencies.
  8. Transports prisoners to booking facilities and processes them.
  9. Maintains accurate records and writes incident and crime reports.
  10. Works with investigative and legal personnel and presents testimony in court.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent college credits, military or customer service experience highly desirable.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must be physically able to drag a body weighing up to 165 pounds.
  • Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment and boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to meet physical, psychological and background standards.
  • Must obtain required P.O.S.T. certification.
  • Must remain firearm qualified.
  • Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime.