Lateral Police Officer

Lodi, CA
City of Lodi Police Department

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information to the public; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department; and performs related work as required.

 

Salary

$84,733.33 – $102,993.95 Annually

Closing

Open Until Filled

Responsibilities:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information to the public; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department; and performs related work as required.

Patrols an assigned area in police vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot; answers calls for the protection of life and private property, and the enforcement of City, County and State laws; diffuses potential volatile situations, and determines appropriate use of force in potentially violent situations.

Identify suspects and arrest/book appropriate individuals into custody, and completes appropriate written reports; serves warrants and subpoenas; conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, accidents, deaths and other disturbances; collects and preserves evidence for court; determines what evidence should be collected;

Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warns drivers against unlawful practices, issues citations and makes arrests as the situation warrants; conducts investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic accidents; directs traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at emergency or congested situations;

Collects, processes, photographs and presents evidence using scientific techniques including fingerprints, fibers, blood and related physical evidence;
Conducts covert, undercover investigations as assigned; develops and maintains contacts with potential informants; contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses; maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the general public;

Conducts staff recruitment background investigations;

Takes an active role in public education relative to crime prevention duties as required; may participate in public education programs and make presentations regarding traffic safety and a variety of crime prevention topics; may serve as department representative to other public agencies, tasks forces, or committees.

Practices principles of community oriented policing.

Perform other duties related to the operation of the department and the City including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.

Educational requirements:

High school graduation or equivalent (General Educational Development certificate is acceptable); meet minimum peace officer requirements as established by P.O.S.T, and a graduate of a California Basic P.O.S.T. police academy.

Experience requirements:

Currently employed as a Sworn Police Officer.

Desired Skills:

Knowledge of:
Modern police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques;

Proper operation of a variety of specialized police equipment and vehicles; offense and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory; appropriate instantaneous responses to life-threatening and otherwise volatile law enforcement situations

Federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding civil, criminal, and traffic violations and the conduct of law enforcement operations including arrest, search, seizure, incarceration, interrogation, investigation, and the use of deadly force;

City streets, buildings and geography.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Community Oriented Policing and problem solving.

Ability to:
Performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information to the public; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department

Interpret and enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality; analyze situations quickly and objectively, and react quickly and calmly in emergency situations; safe use and appropriate use of firearms and other weapons;

Learn the operation of standard equipment and facilities required in the performance of assigned tasks

Maintain department physical fitness standards for the purpose of pursuing, subduing, and arresting suspect, and defending against physical assault;

Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; understand and carry out oral and written directions; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Qualifications:

Possession of a valid Driver's License issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Must be at least 20 years of age at time of examination and 21 years at the date of appointment.