Police Officer

Los Banos, CA
Los Banos Police Department

Salary: $78,360.00 – $97,632.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

To provide complete law enforcement services and general public assistance; to actively seek out situations in need of police attention; to respond to calls for assistance; to protect life and property, preserve the peace and maintain public health and safety; and to uphold the laws of the City, State and Nation. May receive special assignments.

Essential Functions:

  • Reliable and dependable attendance and punctuality.
  • Investigate and prepare comprehensive reports on accidents, offenses and damage to property.
  • Patrol assigned areas to preserve law and order, prevent and discover crimes, and enforce traffic regulations; respond to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies and take necessary police action, including making arrests.
  • Assist in emergency situations/rescues and emergency medical situations.
  • Actively enforce traffic laws through observation, use of radar, traffic checkpoints, DUI suspicion stops, special event/parade/street closures and/or responding to emergency situations, investigate traffic accidents, as appropriate.
  • Investigate crimes against persons and property; interview victims and witnesses, search for, collect, evaluate, and secure property and evidence; make arrests; prepare and maintain investigative case records; perform follow-up investigations as required by the District Attorney’s Office.
  • Provide testimony in court related to assigned duties.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public as appropriate; develop and assist with the implementation of community events; make educational presentations at local schools and community events.
  • Investigate gang related activities; perform proactive gang related activities including probation and parole searches.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Must be age twenty-one (21) by date of application.
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver license.
  • Must possess a current California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Basic Certificate or a current certificate of completion from a California POST accredited basic academy at the time of application.