Police Officer

Fowler, CA
Fowler Police Department

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of patrol and related duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances; patrols areas of the City and conducts surveillance; assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; serves in specialized departmental roles as assigned; provides information and assistance to the public; and performs related work as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs a variety of community policing duties to maintain a highly visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing assistance to the public.
  • Patrols the city to observe and address suspicious or potential criminal activity; responds to emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, and other incidents to protect public safety and property, resolve problems, diffuse situations, and enforce laws and ordinances.
  • Provides information, directions, and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations.
  • Observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as appropriate; assists motorists with inoperable vehicles and arranges for removal of stranded vehicles; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, or other congested situations.
  • Makes arrests and serves warrants and subpoenas; takes individuals into custody and book into city jail; assists in their custody, care and welfare. may transport them for medical clearance and/or booking at a longer-term facility, as required.
  • Secures crime scenes and evidence; interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses; collects and preserves
    evidence; performs complete investigations and/or cooperates with other law enforcement agencies providing investigative and case development support.
  • Provides emergency medical attention to the public when responding to calls for assistance and requests
    appropriate medical assistance as necessary.
  • Provides mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies as dispatched and in accordance with departmental policy.
  • Receives telephone calls and dispatches emergency vehicles and personnel according to department policy and standard procedures.
  • Prepares and maintains reports, logs, records, and accurate files.
  • Serves writs, warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions; reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in law enforcement.
  • Oversees the use and care of equipment as required.
  • Observes and complies with all City and mandated safety rules, regulations and protocols.
  • May conduct training in the field; observes and affirms proficiency, and/or recommends any needed additional training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license upon appointment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain by the time of appointment, a Basic Certificate issued by the California
    State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).