Police Officer

Sacramento, CA
Salary: $23.24

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

Performs general police duties, processes and operations for the protection of life and property and enforces federal, state and local laws, prevents crime and preserves peace in a railroad surface transportation environment.

Requisition ID:25402
Posting Location(s):California
Personnel Area:CA38
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security
Relocation Offered:No
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:Up to 50%
Employment Experience Requirements:No Experience

Entry Hourly Rate (no prior experience): $23.24


Note: The following are NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed but a representative sample of the primary duties and responsibilities.

  • Responsible for the safety and protection of all persons, including passengers, employees and property.
  • Performs patrol duties on foot and in a police vehicle for prolonged periods of time.
  • Performs security and safety activities at incidents, including, but not limited to, derailments, floods, fires, hazardous material incidents, special trains, and company functions involving railroad property and responsibility.
  • Responds to call for service and assistance, identifies hazards and takes proactive steps to resolve problems.
  • Arrests and detains offenders, conducts thorough preliminary and follow-up investigations to solve crimes and reduce criminal opportunities, conducts searches and seizures and serves warrants.
  • Effectively deals with individuals under various circumstances to resolve disputes and neutralize hostilities, mediates disputes; assists individuals who are sick and need assistance, administers first aid when necessary.
  • Maintains proficiency and safely operates police equipment, including vehicles, computers and weapons, including a firearm.
  • Communicates verbally in person and by radio; presents testimony and evidence in administrative, civil and criminal proceedings; maintains open line of communications with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, internal and external partners, as necessary or when directed.
  • Records information and prepares a variety of detailed reports with clearly organized thoughts and conclusions.
  • Reads, interprets and applies federal, state and local laws and regulations, railroad and department policies and procedures.



  • Applicants must be currently attending a California P.O.S.T. certified Police Academy or have graduated from a California P.O.S.T. certified academy within the last three years. Attach a valid Police Academy certificate.
  • Must be a United States citizen or have the ability to work in the United States
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment
  • Must be able to pass all components of the police application process, including: a written examination, a physical agility test meeting the following standards: Bench Press: 57% of applicant’s weight; Illinois Agility run: 20.6 seconds; 300 meter run: 92 seconds; push ups: 12; and 1.5 mile run: 19:45 minutes; a job related physical examination; a psychological examination and an in-depth background investigation.
  • Ability to obtain a railroad police commission from the State of California.


  • Seeking laterals. Must possess a valid California POST Basic Certificate upon appointment. Minimum of one-year experience as a full-time, sworn officer with a California police or sheriff’s department and have passed a probationary period are required. Attach current California POST Basic Certificate with resume.*
  • An Associate Degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.
  • Current California POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Basic certificate or higher.
  • Ability to obtain a railroad police commission from the State of California.

Candidates who apply to this posting may be contacted now or at a later date when a position becomes available.