Police Officer

Susanville, CA
Susanville Police Department

The City of Susanville has an exciting career opportunity for a Police Officer to join the Susanville Police Department. The Department is seeking a Police Officer whom will, under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant, perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; control
traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulation; and execute related work as assigned.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrols city in radio, car, or on foot;
  • Answers calls for the protection of life, property, and the enforcement of City, County and State laws;
  • May conduct preliminary investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, theft, holdups,
    vehicle accidents, death and other criminal incidents;
  • Makes arrests as necessary; interviews victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogates
    suspects; gathers and preserves evidence; testifies and presents evidence in court;
  • Operates technical equipment in the course of investigations; prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed;
  • Serves warrants and subpoenas;
  • While on patrol, stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warns drivers against unlawful practices; issues citations and makes arrest as necessary; checks building for physical security, receives, searches, books, and transports prisoners; directs traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations;
  • Administers first aid in emergency situations;
  • Maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with general public;
  • May assist in special enforcement problems in matters relating to crime prevention and law

Required Qualifications:
• Must be at least 18 years old
• High School or equivalent GED
• No felony convictions
• Legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law
• Meet Physical Requirements
• Must be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation
• Meet Residency Policy Requirements

• Certificate of Completion from a California P.O.S.T.
Certified Basic Police Officers Academy*
• Valid California Driver’s License