Police Officer

Lindsay, CA
Lindsay Police Department

Salary: $52,769.60 – $70,720.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of law enforcement duties on assigned shifts, responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, community policing, patrol, traffic, crime prevention, school resources, and investigations, and maintains good community relations. This is a sworn position of Public Safety Officer where incumbents are capable of performing the full range of police and fire duties.

Works under the general supervision of a Public Safety Sergeant.

Essential Functions:

  • Successfully complete field training and fire service training to prepare for the position of Public Safety Officer.
  • Perform the full range of police duties, including (but not limited to) response, enforcement of laws and codes, issuance of warnings and citations, investigation of criminal activities, crime scene investigation, collection and preservation of evidence, pursuit and apprehension of suspects, identification, and interrogation of suspects, crime prevention, corrections of public hazards, planning and execution of raids, maintenance of peace and order, protection of life and property, provision of emergency aid, preparation of case evidence, and other law enforcement duties as they occur or as assigned.
  • Perform the full range of firefighter duties, including (but not limited to) response, assist with medical emergencies, lifting of patients, CPR-First Aid, suppress fire, entering burning structures with protective gear, climbing and operating ladders, drive and maintaining fire apparatus, operate nozzles, lay hose lines, or other fire duties as they occur or as assigned.
  • Perform the full range of animal control duties, including (but not limited to) response, handling of domestic and foreign animals, transporting injured or dead animals to appropriate facilities, or other animal control duties as they occur or as assigned.
  • Mediate conflict, provide crowd control, and provide general assistance to the public.
  • Obtain criminal complaints, serve warrants, and make arrests.
  • Gather and document evidence.
  • Perform traffic enforcement and traffic control duties via vehicle and on foot; issue citations as necessary.
  • Conduct criminal investigations for narcotics and alcohol violations, property crimes, and crimes against persons; inspect persons and property, including searching and checking buildings, vehicles, etc.
  • Write clear and concise reports; read and create law enforcement bulletins.
  • OTHER FUNCTIONS Perform other duties, as required.

Requirements:

  • Must not be less than 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Class B California State driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any State.
  • Applications indicating felony conviction(s) and/or certain criminal histories within the past seven years will be disqualified.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.
  • Must maintain certification through California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training.
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must Possess (P.O.S.T.) a valid basic certificate issued by California State Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training.
  • Certificate and completion from a POST-certified Police Academy.