Police Officer (Academy Graduate)

Selma, CA
Selma Police Department

Salary: $65,155.25 – $83,993.24 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, protects life and property; performs law enforcement and crime prevention duties; controls traffic flow and enforces state and local traffic regulations; and performs related duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Protects the life and property of the general public;
  • Patrols assigned areas of the city;
  • Answers calls for the protection of life and private property and the enforcement of city, county and state laws;
  • Conducts preliminary investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, holdups, vehicle accidents, deaths and suicides;
  • Issues parking citations;
  • Checks doors and windows of business firms at night;
  • Investigates suspicious persons and activities;
  • Gives information and directions to the public;
  • Investigates complaints regarding juvenile and adult actions to determine if a crime has been committed;
  • Prepares and submits crime reports;
  • Directs traffic, including vehicle flow at fires, parades, funerals and other emergencies or congested situations;
  • Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of city and state laws;
  • Issues citations and makes arrests as required;
  • Prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted and illegal incidents observed; appears in court as a prosecution witness and to assist in the presentation of the case;
  • Apprehends and arrests suspects;
  • Transports suspects to County Jail;
  • Searches records to establish identification and prior criminal activity of suspects;
  • Reviews case records and reports;
  • Makes concentrated patrol of areas with a high crime incidence;
  • Interviews and interrogates persons concerned in criminal cases; and
  • Performs a variety of animal control and related duties.


  • Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of P.O.S.T. training for police officers.
  • Possession of a valid Class C California Motor Vehicle Operators License; certificate of completion of the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy; standard CPR and First Aid Certificates issued by the American Red Cross.