Police Officer (20482151)

Burlingame, CA
Burlingame Police Department

Salary: $8,917.80-$10,843.84 Monthly.

Position Summary:

Burlingame Police Officers are responsible for preventing crime, arresting law violators, directing traffic, etc. In that capacity, officers may also serve in special assignments such as K-9, detective, SWAT, hostage teams, FTO, and motorcycle patrol.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol various areas within the City by driving a police vehicle or by walking to prevent criminal activity, to enforce various laws, regulations, and codes.
  • Respond to radio dispatched calls and reports to crime scenes or locations of disorder to protect life and property.
  • Conduct investigations, gathers information and writes factual reports involving criminal activity, traffic accidents, suspicious activity, or other unusual incidents.
  • Make arrests as necessary and writes report of all arrests made and activities performed.
  • Interview and interrogate suspicious persons, suspects, and prisoners.
  • Gather, mark, preserve, and record evidence in criminal or related matters; testify and present evidence in court.
  • Serve warrants and subpoenas.
  • Assist in the performance of special investigations and perform undercover and surveillance activities when necessary.


  • Candidates must be a US Citizen.
  • At least 21 years of age on date of appointment.
  • A US high school graduate (or GED equivalent).
  • Have no felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history.
  • Must be able to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions, read, comprehend, write, and speak English effectively.
  • Entry Level – Proof of completing the POST Written Test and Physical Agility Test with a passing score.
  • Lateral Police Officer – To be considered for a lateral Police Officer appointment, candidates must have prior experience as a sworn law enforcement officer within the past twelve (12) months, including the completion of the field training program and probation period with a law enforcement agency.
  • Applicants with more than a three year break in employment as a California Police Officer or who are an out-of-state Police Officer must provide evidence of successful completion of the CA Basic POST Course waiver process.