Police Officer

Visalia, CA
Visalia Police Department

Salary: $85,656.48 – $107,092.32 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under direction, Police Officers perform a variety of basic law enforcement activities to prevent crime, maintain law and order, and identify and apprehend suspects. The majority of positions in this class are assigned to the patrol division, with others assigned to investigations, community and youth services, and administration. All may be called upon at any time to respond to a major crime scene or other law enforcement priority outside their regular assignment. Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Academy graduate or must be within 30 days of graduation from a California Basic P.O.S.T. Police Academy. Basic Academy certification elapses under the following circumstances:
  • Three years break in service as a California Peace Officer/Level I Reserve Officer;
  • Three years since Basic Academy graduation and employment as a California Peace Officer/Level I Reserve Officer has not occurred. (If this applies, a re-qualification course certificate is required.)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by time of appointment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license by time of appointment.