Police Officer

Placerville, CA
Placerville Police Department

Salary: $70,927.00 – $86,211.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Performs law enforcement activities in the protection of life and property by patrolling assigned areas and responding to calls for service; conducts investigations of crimes and incidents; and performs other work as required.

General supervision is provided by the Police Sergeant or Police Corporal. Because of the nature of law enforcement work, incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise a great deal of individual initiative and judgment following their field training period.

Essential Functions:

  1. Responds to complaints and perform general patrol on an assigned shift.
  2. Prepares reports on crimes and investigations.
  3. Contacts and interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  4. Issues citations and makes arrests for violations of laws and ordinances.
  5. Conducts property checks on businesses and homes for the prevention of burglary and other criminal activities.
  6. Assists with vehicle accidents and medical emergencies.
  7. May assist other law enforcement agencies involved in emergency response or enforcement activities.
  8. Preserves evidence at crime scenes and conducts follow-up investigations as directed.
  9. Testifies in court proceedings when summoned.
  10. Transports, books, and detains suspects in accordance with applicable laws and procedures.
  11. Enforces traffic laws through the issuance of traffic citations and performs traffic control work as needed.
  12. Conducts accident investigation.
  13. Maintains good public relations.


  • Sufficient experience and education to possess the required knowledge and abilities.
  • A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of graduation from high school and completion of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain by date of appointment, an appropriate driver’s license.