Police Officer

El Cerrito, CA
El Cerrito Police Department

Annual Salary: $62,184

Police Officer Recruits receive closely supervised training in the following areas: laws and penal codes; criminal justice system and procedures; law enforcement and crime prevention techniques; physical fitness and first aid; proper handling and firing of firearms; radio codes and dispatching procedures; public contact skills; interviewing and taking complaints; writing and editing police reports; geography; investigative techniques; procedures regarding the arrest and handling of suspects; and departmental rules and regulations.

Who We Are
The El Cerrito Police Department is a full-service agency that is committed to providing quality service in partnership with members of the community. We strive to attain the highest degree of ethical behavior and professional conduct at all times. We are dedicated to providing a quality work environment, which develops its members through effective training and leadership. Our goals are to enhance the quality of life, seek solutions to problems, and foster a sense of security within the community.

The department provides a full range of services to the community through three divisions: Field Operations, Administrative and Support, and Special Operations. The department offers many opportunities for professional growth including: Investigations, Field Training, Hostage Negotiation Team, Special Response Team, and K9.

Although our divisions have separate functions and responsibilities, it is the goal of the department to provide professional service delivery of the highest quality, which will form a sense of pride and satisfaction in all members of our community.