Law Enforcement Officer I
Under general supervision, Police Officers will patrol an assigned beat, protect life and property, prevent crime, maintain order, enforce laws, ordinances, and constitutional mandates, perform investigative work in detection of crime, perform public service tasks, and work varying hours and shifts.
- Patrols an assigned area of the City by car, foot or as designated by the Police Chief, divisional commander or line supervisor.
- Maintains law and order, responds to emergencies as directed by radio and telephone.
- Investigates unusual or suspicious conditions, directs traffic, investigates traffic accidents, administers first aid, gives assistance to the injured.
- Makes arrests, serves subpoenas and warrants, guards prisoners, conducts interviews, notes and report unsafe conditions, prepares evidence and appears in court, searches for stolen property and lost persons.
- Gives information to the public regarding laws, ordinances, traffic safety, directions and available public services, issues citations to traffic violators, writes reports of daily activities and action taken.
- Investigates vice conditions, analyzes facts, clues and evidence and makes investigations to determine law violators and their whereabouts.
- Maintains effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, employees and the public.
- Operates the radio and other communication equipment, protects the life, property, public order and constitutional rights of all citizens.
- Adheres to the California Peace Officers Standards and Training Code of Ethics.
- Works varying hours and days of the week.
- May take on additional duties as requested, such as field training officer or instructor in one or more areas including, but not limited to firearms, defensive tactics, hostage negotiations and canine handling.
- Completion of POST approved Basic Academy and actively employed by a California Law Enforcement Agency as a Peace Officer within the last twelve months; minimum one year satisfactory past Police Patrol experience and possession of POST Basic Certificate. (Copy of California POST Basic Academy Certificate and POST Basic Certificate must be submitted with application).
- Possession of a Certified POST Basic Academy Certificate of at least 800 hours issued within 3 years of submitting an application. (Copy of California POST Basic Academy Certificate must accompany application).
- Currently enrolled in a POST Basic Academy as a “non-affiliate,” of at least 800 hours. (Letter from academy verifying current enrollment must accompany application).
- Graduation from High School or the equivalent with additional education at the community college level preferred.
- Minimum 21 years of age at time of examination and must meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, and agility.
- Possession of a California Driver’s license with an acceptable driving record, which must be maintained as a condition of employment.