Patrol Officer

Alturas, CA
Alturas Police Department

The City of Alturas Police Department is accepting applications for entry level and lateral Police Officers.

All applicants must possess a valid California class “C” driver’s license with a good driving record, be a high school graduate or equivalent, be at least 21 years of age and able to complete physical agility testing as well as an extensive background investigation.

Entry level applicants must be currently enrolled in or graduated from a California POST academy within the previous 36 months.

Lateral applicants must possess a California POST Basic Certificate.

Starting salary is $43,756.00 depending on experience and qualifications. Additional premiums for POST Certificates and College Degrees. The City currently pays 100% of medical, dental, vision, and GAP insurance for employees and their dependents; $15,000 life insurance policy; CalPERS Retirement – 100% of the employee’s portion for Classic PERS 3% @ 55 and 50% of the employee’s portion for PEPRA PERS 2.7% @ 57; $900.00 annual uniform allowance and 13 paid holidays.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications and job descriptions can be obtained at Alturas City Hall, 200 W. North Street, Alturas, CA 96101 or online at For any questions or additional information pertaining to this job positing, please contact Chief Cullins at (530)233-2011 or via email at The City of Alturas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.