Police Officer

Ukiah, CA
Ukiah Police Department

Salary: $120,126 annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regula­tions; to perform investigative work; and to do related work as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol City in radio car and on foot; answer calls for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of City, County, and State laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of reported criminal activity, deaths, and vehicle traffic accidents.
  • Respond to any emergency, utilizing exceptional physical abilities which include but are not limited to high speed driving, pursuing criminals while on foot, carrying injured persons, climbing fences and walls, overcoming physical resistance of uncooperative violent suspects, and directing traffic at emergency scenes, fires, and special events. Most of these requirements occur outside and may be in inclement weather.
  • Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
  • Prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Serve warrants and subpoenas.
  • While on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices; issue citations and make arrests as necessary. Check buildings for physical security. Receive, search, book, fingerprint, and transport prisoners.
  • Administer first aid in emergency situations.
  • Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.
  • Work unsupervised as a solo unit in responding to emergencies.
  • Work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Perform specialized investigative or detective work as assigned by the Director of Public Safety.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma, or equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony in the State of California or any other state or federal jurisdiction.
  • Must be eligible to legally possess and carry a handgun.
  • Be in good physical condition, with weight in proportion to height.
  • Have normal hearing with not over 15% loss in either ear from 500 to 2000 cycles.
  • Have not less than 20/20 corrected vision in both eyes with full color perception.
  • As a condition of employment, any person hired in the Police Unit must be a non-user of tobacco products in any form and shall refrain from smoking tobacco or any other substances.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities are highly desirable and will be given preference.
  • Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate or the successful completion of a certified P.O.S.T. Basic Academy prior to appointment date.