Police Officer

Eureka, CA
College of the Redwoods Police Department

Salary Starting $66,643.20 – $75,025.60/Annually

Under the direction of the sergeant, the officer will perform law enforcement and crime prevention work including patrol of assigned areas on or about District properties or facilities utilized by the District; serve warrants and make arrests; perform criminal investigations including the preparation of complex criminal reports, and perform extensive follow-up with other law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney’s Office; ensure the safety and security of District properties or facilities utilized by the District; and provide assistance to students, faculty and staff; and perform related work as required. This position has full peace officer authority throughout the state of California and requires Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic academy training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrols District property, surrounding areas and facilities utilized by the District as assigned by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot to deter, locate, discover and apprehend persons committing crimes.
  • Respond to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other emergencies.
  • Reprimands, detains, cites, and/or arrests members of the public for violations of the law. Provides mutual aid and assistance to other law enforcement agencies as requested and/or circumstances dictate; serves warrants and subpoenas.
  • Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths; collects and maintains evidence; interrogates suspects and interviews victims, complainants and witnesses; prepares complex criminal reports; responds to subpoenas; and testifies in Superior, Federal, or other judicial court as required; operates CLETS and other law enforcement computer systems.
  • Manages caseload of registered sex offenders, including initial registration, follow up, and coordination with the California Department of Justice.
  • Provides traffic and crowd control; responds to life threatening situations; provides non-police related support services as needed, such as locking and unlocking buildings and facilities, call-outs of Maintenance/Facilities, academic and administrative personnel for incidents occurring during evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events.
  • Implements district emergency preparedness plan including emergency evacuation plans, secures perimeters, coordinates fire, medical, communication, utilities, and other emergency services.
  • Reports Student Code of Conduct violations to appropriate District administrators.
  • Prevents entry and reports the presence of unauthorized individuals on District grounds or in buildings; when necessary, may conduct evaluations and implement emergency operations protocols.
  • Provides information to the public visiting the main campus and/or educational centers.
  • Answers questions from students, employees and the general public regarding laws, ordinances, incidents or services.
  • Attends mandatory department training to maintain required California POST standards to include firearms range, defensive tactics, and criminal law.

Education and Experience

  • Current employment as a police officer or deputy sheriff in California or successful completion of the California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic course, and/or POST requalification course, within the past three years or by time of appointment.
  • Graduation from high school. 60 college units or an Associate’s degree preferred.

Licenses and Certificates

  • A valid CA driver’s license.
  • Graduation from P.O.S.T. Basic Academy and current Basic P.O.S.T. certificate.