Police Officer

Albany, CA
Albany Police Department

The City of Albany is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer on a continuous basis. Applications are being accepted for Academy Participants/Recent Graduates or Laterals. Please read the “Selection Process” section carefully to determine what documentation you must submit with your application.

The Albany Police Department is a service-oriented agency whose members take pride in their proactive response to crime, disorder, and quality of life issues. The department has sustained a positive relationship with the community for many years by recognizing the community’s high expectations for professional police services.

$88,212.00 – $118,224.00 Annually


• Ensures active community policing pursuant to codified department policy and strategies.
• Patrols an assigned area by car, bicycle, or on foot; observes, investigates, and reports suspicious and hazardous conditions; apprehends and arrests law violators.
• Responds to routine and emergency calls for protection of persons and property, and for the enforcement of city ordinances, state laws, and federal laws.
• Investigates crimes, accidents, deaths, and disturbances; gathers evidence; interviews, questions, and takes statements from complainants, suspects, and witnesses; completes reports.
• Takes charge of juveniles and delinquents and works on cases involving unfit homes and crimes committed against or by juveniles; handles missing persons cases; works with community organizations and governmental agencies in delinquencies and in delinquency control programs.
• Directs traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at times of emergency or congestion; stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; issues citations.
• Appears in court to present evidence and testimony in connection with criminal prosecution.
• Searches, transports, and assists in the booking of prisoners.
• Serves warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents.
• Participates in specialty units including hostage negotiation teams, tactical response team, and other related police specialty units.
• Completes and submits reports and documentation of work performed.
• Organizes community outreach events; Speaks before business, school, civic and special groups, as necessary.
• Participates in continuous training to enhance law enforcement skills including defensive driving skills, apprehension and arrest techniques, investigative skills, and general law enforcement skills.
• Answers questions from the public concerning local and State laws, procedures, and activities of the department.
• Maintains department equipment and records related to equipment; researches and purchases equipment as necessary.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

• High School Diploma or GED
• 21 years of age or older
• Valid California Driver's License at time of hire.

Academy Participant/Recent Graduate candidates must also:
• Be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a California POST Academy.
• Possess a T-Score of 42.5 or higher on the California POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery. POST assessment results are valid within one year (12 months) from the date that the test was administered.

Lateral candidates must also:
• Be a current full-time Police Officer
• Possess a California POST Basic Certificate or a Certificate of completion from an accredited California POST Basic School awarded or renewed within the previous consecutive thirty-six months at the time of application.