Police Officer

Paso Robles, CA
Paso Robles Police Department

Salary: $86,277.10 – $109,396.82 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform law enforcement and crime prevention to provide for the safety of the public.
  • Patrol designated areas of the City in a radio-equipped car, motorcycle, or on foot, to preserve law and order, observe suspicious situations, report suspicious criminal activity or hazardous conditions, deter crime by providing high visibility, and enforce traffic and other laws.
  • Observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic situations, including regulation of vehicle flow at accidents, fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
  • Respond to calls for service for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, civil complaints, and related incidents.
  • Prepare and maintain reports, daily logs, and records of activities such as arrests made, investigations conducted, and documentation of illegal incidents.
  • Interact and work with diverse groups of people within the department and the community to render service, and provide information and assistance.
  • Testify in courts and at hearings, prepare and present case evidence, and respond to mandatory court calls during irregular hours.
  • Participate in continuous training to enhance law enforcement skills including firearms proficiency, defensive driving skills, apprehension and arrest techniques, investigative skills, and general law enforcement skills.
  • Administer roadside sobriety tests and evaluate subjects for evidence of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Secure crime scenes and evidence; interview suspects, victims, and witnesses; collect and preserves evidence; and conduct investigations.
  • Perform 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.
  • Make arrests and serve warrants and subpoenas; take individuals into custody and transport them as required.
  • Provide emergency medical attention to the public when responding to calls for service and request appropriate medical assistance as necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned.


  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and have successfully completed a POST Basic Academy prior to appointment.
  • Possession of an Intermediate and Advanced POST certificate and 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university are all highly desirable. Four years of active military duty service may be substituted for 30 college units.
  • Weight should be proportional to height.
  • Must be 21 years or older at time of appointment.
  • Must pass a background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological examination, and POST medical examination.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony in the State of California or of an act in any other state or federal jurisdiction which would have been a felony if committed in California.
  • Vision must be correctable to 20/30 both eyes with normal color acuity.
  • Must have a valid California Class C driver license or higher and the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s insurance policy.