Police Officer

Wasco, CA
The City of Wasco

Salary range: $30.34 – $38.72 hourly.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, perform a wide variety of peace officer duties in a community-oriented approach, involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation, testimony, traffic enforcement and performs other related work as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicate with the public to resolve problems; address emergencies and provide law enforcement information.
  • Patrol assigned areas and take appropriate courses of action such as interviewing suspects and witnesses; make arrests; detain individuals and serving warrants.
  • Monitor traffic; ensure drivers are displaying safe behavior and enforce road regulations.Prepare traffic, investigative, and incident reports, as well as preparing documents for booked prisoners, prisoner count on a daily basis.
  • Conduct preliminary and follow-up investigative duties, including undercover work.
  • Inspect homes, vehicles, and individuals for weapons, narcotics, stolen objects/materials, and illegal substances.
  • Coordinate crime scene control and investigation, including interviews and interrogations, and identification of witnesses; collects and preserves evidence; make arrest and book arrestees in the jail facility.
  • Prepare and document cases; complete accurate reports and records, prepare and maintain other related logs and records.
  • Conduct surveillance and searches; attend court hearings and trials to present evidence or testimony if necessary.
  • Develop contacts and sources and follow up on same; participate in special details and assignments.
  • Provide emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons and requests additional response.
  • May be responsible for special assignments.
  • Inspect and ensure assigned police vehicle is maintained in good and safe operating condition at all times.
  • Maintain proper care and usage of all equipment, including reporting lost or damaged equipment.
  • Facilitate a variety of specialized trainings to new and current officers, including range qualification trainings.
  • Stay current on weapon and emergency protocols and regulations.
  • Communicate with other agencies to provide information; address concerns; and resolve any issues.


  • Must have graduated from a California Peace Officer.
  • Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) certified Basic Peace Officer Academy within the last (3) three years or scheduled to graduate the academy within the next two months.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
  • Minimum of two years patrol experience is highly desired.
  • Must meet physical, psychological, and background standards.
  • California Class C Driver’s License with good Driving Record.
  • Posses California Basic Peace Officer Standards on Training Certificate.
  • Ability to work varied shifts, which include days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.