Police Officer (Academy Graduate/Lateral Entry)

Coronado, CA
Coronado Police Department

Salary: $86,130.46 – $115,423.10 Annually.

Position Summary:
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under general supervision, on a regular or assigned shift, to perform general police work in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and order; to perform traffic enforcement control; to carry out special assignments in specialized phases of police and emergency work.
Essential Functions:

  • On a regular or assigned shift, patrols the City by car or foot.
  • Responds to calls for the protection of life and property; conducts initial and follow-up investigations; enforces, controls and directs traffic when appropriate.
  • Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of the law; warns drivers against illegal practices; administers tests to determine intoxication level of drivers;
  • Makes arrests.
  • Testifies in court in connection with the prosecution of offenders; serves warrants and subpoenas.
  • Administers first aid in emergency cases; answers complaints on such problems as civil disturbances, obnoxious animals, health code and local ordinance violations; investigates suspicious circumstances.
  • Makes property security checks; takes custody of lost and found property.
  • Performs crowd control, parade and riot work; takes crime prevention measures and assists in controlling problems of juvenile delinquency.
  • Books prisoners in the City jail and assists in their custody, care and welfare; transports prisoners.
  • Furnishes information and directions to the public; may present crime prevention and disaster planning programs to interested citizens.
  • Attends briefings and reads briefing materials; participates in training courses and programs.
  • Submits complete written reports.
  • Operates a police unit, two-way radio, recorders, firearms and equipment common to law enforcement.
  • Performs the functions of a detective in an investigation unit.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Possession of a California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate and have been employed as a sworn full-time Peace Officer in the state of California within two years from the date of the offer of employment;
  • Successfully complete the P.O.S.T. requalification course if more than two years have passed since employed as a sworn full-time Peace Officer in the state of California;
  • Out-of-state lateral applicants must possess a California P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver and have been employed as a sworn full-time Peace Officer within two years from the date of the offer of employment;
  • Applicants must be in the final phase of an Accredited P.O.S.T. Academy at the time of application. Candidates must have successfully completed the academy and possess an Academy P.O.S.T. Certificate prior to an offer of employment;
  • Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver’s License. Possession of a current First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate, and Chemical Agent Certificate. For Lateral Entry Applicants only: Possession of a Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate.