Police Officer

Albany, CA
Albany Police Department

$93,588.14 – $125,412.14 Annually

The City of Albany is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Interested individuals may apply as either Academy Participants/Recent Graduates or Laterals. Please read the “Selection Process” section carefully to determine what documentation you must submit with your application.

Examples of Duties

  • Ensures active community policing pursuant to codified department policy and strategies.
  • Patrols an assigned area by car, bicycle, or on foot; observes, investigates, and reports suspicious and hazardous conditions; apprehends and arrests law violators.
  • Responds to routine and emergency calls for protection of persons and property, and for the enforcement of city ordinances, state laws, and federal laws.
  • Investigates crimes, accidents, deaths, and disturbances; gathers evidence; interviews, questions, and takes statements from complainants, suspects, and witnesses; completes reports.
  • Takes charge of juveniles and delinquents and works on cases involving unfit homes and crimes committed against or by juveniles; handles missing persons cases; works with community organizations and governmental agencies in delinquencies and in delinquency control programs.
  • Directs traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at times of emergency or congestion; stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; issues citations.
  • Appears in court to present evidence and testimony in connection with criminal prosecution.
  • Searches, transports, and assists in the booking of prisoners.
  • Serves warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents.
  • Participates in specialty units including hostage negotiation teams, tactical response team, and other related police specialty units.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Valid California Driver’s License at time of hire.

Academy Participant/Recent Graduate candidates must also: 

  • Be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a California POST Academy; AND
  • Possess a T-Score of 42.5 or higher on the California POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery. POST assessment results are valid within one year (12 months) from the date that the test was administered.

Lateral candidates must also:

  • Be a current full-time Police Officer; AND
  • Possess a California POST Basic Certificate or Certificate of completion from an accredited California POST-certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy awarded or renewed within the previous consecutive thirty-six months at time of application