Police Officer

Atwater, CA
Atwater Police Department

Salary: $4,831.93 – $6,166.90/month.

The City of Atwater is recruiting for Police Officer and Reserve Police Officer in the Police Department, Field Operations Division. Under general supervision, to perform responsible law enforcement and crime prevention work by patrolling assigned areas and answering calls and complaints; to investigate incidents and crimes; to enforce laws and ordinances, maintain order, protect life and property, detect and investigate crimes, and apprehend criminals; to serve as a role model of impeccable character, trustworthiness, and willingness to help and serve people in need; and to do related work as required.

Incumbents will perform essential functions while emphasizing community-based policing,
familiarization between law enforcement and community residents, and collaborative problem solving, and while de-emphasizing the paramilitary aspects of the job. Serves as Disaster Service Worker. FLSA Status: Non-exempt. Bargaining Group: Atwater Police Officers Association Safety Unit.

Minimum qualifications include but are not limited to: Modern law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigations, and specialty areas of assignment; laws of apprehension, arrest, and custody of person accused of felonies and misdemeanors; rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation and presentation of evidence; and ability to make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible course of action during emergencies. Equivalent to graduation from high school; valid California driver’s license; POST Academy graduate or currently enrolled.