Police Officer

Arroyo Grande, CA
Arroyo Grande Police Department

$75,974.16 – $92,347.08 Annually

Essential Function Statements
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Patrol the City in a motor vehicle, on a bicycle, or on foot to respond to calls for police service and to preserve law and order; enforce federal, state and local laws and ordinances and traffic regulations.
  2. Make arrests for crimes and offenses; perform booking procedures for prisoners.
  3. Conduct appropriate and complete preliminary investigations of criminal activity including contacting and interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects and identifying, collecting and booking evidence.
  4. Conduct appropriate and complete investigations of traffic accidents.
  5. Conduct appropriate and complete follow-up investigations as directed.
  6. Plan, write and execute arrest and search warrants.
  7. Search individuals, vehicles, structures, and land areas for evidence and contraband in conjunction with investigations or as directed.
  8. Conduct searches for lost or missing persons.
  9. Perform emergency first aid as reasonable and appropriate.
  10. Prepare clear, concise and correct written reports using the Police Department’s computerized records management system with minimal errors as necessary or directed in a timely manner and in compliance with legal and Police Department standards.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Education: Graduation from high school or GED Certificate.
Thirty college semester units (45 quarter units) from an accredited college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, police science or a job related field is highly desirable.
Age: Minimum of 21 years of age.
Eyesight: Correctable to 20/20 in better eye and not less than 20/25 in lesser eye. Method of correction to be evaluated per POST standards. Must be free from color blindness.
Character: Good moral character.
Physical Condition: Height and weight must be in proportion to one another; the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, run, stand, sit, or walk for prolonged periods of time; the ability to discharge a firearm; and operate vehicles.

Personal Appearance Standards: Ability to meet the Department’s personal appearance standards:
“Department members are not allowed any tattoo, brand or body art that is visible while wearing any standard authorized Department uniform. Modification of Department uniform standards in order to conceal tattoos, brands or body art is not allowed (i.e. the wearing of long sleeve shirts year round). The use of concealing devices such as bandages, tapes or cosmetics is not allowed. No tattoo, brand or body art shall be visible at such a time and place that would bring discredit to the Department.” (Arroyo Grande Police Department Policy 1042.3)

Lateral: Lateral candidates must possess a California POST Regular Basic Certificate. Recent employment (within the past 3 years) as a California peace officer is required, or completion of a POST Certified Requalification Course is required by the date of employment.