Police Officer

Galt, CA
Galt Police Department

Salary: $37.17 – $45.70 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of patrol and community policing duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; makes arrests and transports suspects into custody; assists in processing crime scenes and preserving evidence; assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; and performs related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols the City within an assigned area in a vehicle, or on foot, to protect life and property, observe situations, report suspicious, criminal activity, or hazardous conditions, and deter crime.
  • Responds to emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, and other incidents to protect public safety and property; resolve problems, diffuse situations, and enforce laws and ordinances.
  • Provides information, directions, and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations.
  • Observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as appropriate; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, or other congested situations.
  • Makes arrests and serves warrants; takes individuals into custody and transports them to booking facilities.
  • Assists in crime scene activities; interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses; as directed, collects and preserves evidence.
  • Assists county legal staff in preparing, documenting, and developing cases and gathering information; testifies in court as required.
  • Prepares and maintains reports, logs, records, and accurate files.
  • Oversees the use and care of equipment as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Equivalent to graduation from high school. Completion of an accredited police academy, two years of college level course work in criminal justice and/or a related field.
  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license within 60 days of hire and have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of a Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).
  • Possession and maintenance of firearms qualification.