Police Officer

Davis, CA
Davis Police Department

$81,182.40 – $103,604.80 Annually

To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; to participate in and provide support and assistance to special department crime prevention and enforcement programs; and to perform a variety of technical law enforcement tasks.


  • Patrol city in radio equipped car; answer calls for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of city, county, and state laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, hold ups, death, and other criminal incidents; respond to hazardous waste spills on city streets.
  • Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
  • Collect, process, photograph, and present evidence using scientific techniques including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related physical evidence.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
  • Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices; issue citations and make arrests as necessary.
  • Check buildings for physical security.
  • Search, fingerprint, and transport prisoners.

Experience and Training

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


No experience required.


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate California driver’s license.

Possession of a POST Basic Certificate, or a certificate of graduation from a certified POST academy.