Police Officer – Academy Graduate

Santa Barbara, CA
City of Santa Barbara Police Department

$99,778.64 – $121,281.42 Annually

Under general supervision, performs law enforcement and crime prevention work for the protection of life and property; patrols assigned area in police car, on motorcycle or on foot enforcing, Federal, State and Municipal laws and ordinances; issues warnings and citations for violations; responds to a variety of calls for public service; maintains constant radio contact with communications center; conducts preliminary investigations; testifies in court; apprehends, arrests and books suspects; and does other work as required.

SPECIAL PAY: Officers may qualify for a variety of special pays in addition to the salary listed above including: bilingual pay, educational pay for Intermediate and Advanced Post Certificates, and bonus pay for special assignments such as Detective, Investigator, Canine Handler, F.T.O., DARE, Beat Coordinator, D.D.T., Community Relations, Training Officer, Traffic, School Resource Officer and a variety of grant funded assignments.

Eligibility: To be eligible as a Police Officer-Academy Graduate/Attendee candidate, applicant must be currently enrolled in or have passed a P.O.S.T. approved Academy. Out-of-state applicants may also be eligible for hire as a Academy Graduate candidate by successful completion of the “Basic Course Waiver Process” administered by P.O.S.T.
License Requirement: Applicant must possess a valid California Driver’s License at time of appointment. Traffic positions may require possession or acquisition of a Class “M” California Driver’s License to operate motorcycles.

Age: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.

Physical: Weight proportionate to height, normal hearing and color vision; at least 20/100 vision, correctable to 20/25 (20/200 correctable to 20/25 with soft contact lenses); excellent health. Must also meet physical and psychological standards required to perform Police Officer duties.