Police Officer

Davis, CA
Davis Police Department

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.

Specialty Assignments: Bicycle, Canine, Investigations, Motors, MAIT, YONET, SRO, FTO, SWAT, EOD, HNT, SAFE team, Arson Investigator, Public Relations Team, Recruiter, Special Needs Assessment Team, and Evidence Response Team.

$78,020.80 – $99,569.60 Annually


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.

Supplemental Information
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.