Police Officer

Bishop, CA
Bishop Police Department

Under general supervision, perform a variety of duties related to the protection of life and property through the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and ordinances; patrols assigned areas by vehicle, bicycle or on foot, responds to service calls, makes arrests, investigates traffic collisions and crimes, enforces traffic laws, presents evidence in court, and addresses citizen groups; works various shifts, including weekends and holidays, and may be assigned overtime or placed on-call as required; and performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services and activities.

Salary: $64,860 – $80,100 ANNUALLY


  • Patrols assigned areas of the City by car, bicycle or on foot to preserve law and order, discover and prevent commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; maintains awareness of and remains alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress; issues warnings and citations; and interacts with community members and guests in a supportive manner.
  • Responds to calls for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, health code and local ordinance violations, property control, civil complaints, and related incidents; responds to and provides assistance at a variety of public service type calls that are non-criminal in nature.
  • Conducts initial and follow-up investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned or incidents observed; determines what, if any crime has been committed; collects, preserves, processes, photographs, and books evidence; locates and interviews victims and witnesses; identifies and interrogates suspects.
  • Prepares and serves search and arrest warrants; apprehends and arrests offenders for crimes committed under federal, state, and local laws and codes; controls and mitigates people under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations.
     Directs traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency situations; provides traffic and crowd control at parades, festivals, riots, and other events.
  • Serve as liaison and public relations officer for the assigned area, working collaboratively with the public to resolve community problems; establishes and preserves good relationships with the general public; may develop reliable informants and provide intelligence information to diversional and/or departmental personnel; plans, coordinates, and participates in various community relations and crime prevention events, programs, and activities.



  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade
  • Must be at least 21 years of age


  • Entry level law enforcement experience required to obtain Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certificate

License or Certificate:

  •  Possession of Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate