Police Officer

Healdsburg, CA
Healdsburg Police Department

$82,526.88 – $105,327.48 Annually

12/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific


Interested in an opportunity to serve in an impactful and meaningful way? Apply today and become a Police Officer (Lateral or Academy Graduate) with the City of Healdsburg!

Serving as an Officer with the City of Healdsburg goes beyond the standard line of duty. This is an opportunity to become involved in a culturally diverse community, work with a small team that has each other’s back, and exercise the ability to maintain a solid work-life balance.

Break away from the big city hustle and seek excitement and comradery within the City of Healdsburg, where there is an emphasis on community-based policing. Become a part of a team where there is familiarization between law enforcement and its community residents and find value in a collaborative approach to problem-solving.

Position Description:
To perform general law enforcement and crime prevention duties; enforce laws and practice community policing; respond to calls for the protection of life and property; and to provide technical support to an assigned supervisor. This is the journey level in the single level Police Officer class. Incumbents initially perform the more routine duties assigned to positions in this class and work under close supervision.   However, as experience is gained, incumbents are expected to perform the full range of duties as assigned with increasing independence.


Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Patrol an assigned area by car, bicycle, or on foot to observe, investigate, and report suspicious and hazardous conditions; apprehend and arrest law violators.
  • Respond to routine and emergency calls for protection of persons and property, enforce applicable laws; ensure protection of life and property and crowd control.
  • Investigate crimes, accidents, deaths, vehicle accidents, missing persons cases, traffic and parking enforcement, and disturbances; conduct suspect pursuit and apprehension; gather evidence, interview, question, and collect statements from complainants, suspects, and witnesses; complete case reports.
  • Take charge of juveniles and work on cases involving unfit homes and crimes committed against or by juveniles; and work with community organizations and governmental agencies on delinquency control programs.
  • Direct traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at times of emergency or congestion; stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; issue citations.
  • Respond to calls for help from other agencies; assist with school and community outreach activities.


Two years of responsible work experience.


Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, criminology, social science, public or business administration or a related field.

License and Certificate

  • Failure to obtain or maintain such required license(s) may be cause for disciplinary action.
  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
  • Possession of P. O. S. T. Basic Certificate.
  • Must be age 21 by appointment.
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid is desirable.