Police Officer- Academy Graduates

Martinez, CA
Martinez Police Department

Salary: $107,453.52 – $130,185.36 Annually.

Closing Date: 6/30/2024.

Position Summary:
Under general supervision, to patrol an assigned beat in the enforcement of law and order; to carry out special assignments in the protection of life and property; and to do related work as required.
Essential Functions:

  • Operates an automobile, motorcycle or walks in patrolling an assigned area for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of laws and regulations;
  • Responds to radio messages or telephone instructions and appears at scenes of disorder or crime; notes and reports traffic hazards; investigates and prepares reports on accidents, offenses, and damage to property;
  • Gives directions and information; makes arrests; issues citations; gives verbal warnings;
  • Prepares reports on arrests and property impounded; directs traffic tries doors to determine whether buildings are locked; inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment;
  • Intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; requests medical attention when necessary; appears in court on and of duty as the arresting officer; transports prisoners; investigates complaints; interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious; reports street lamps not working; sees that objects are removed from streets which might endanger traffic;
  • Reports abandoned or damaged vehicles; serves subpoenas; provides escort or guard services for parades or public meetings; participates in training conferences and programs;
  • Practices the use of firearms; observes and reports conditions conducive to crime; watches likely locations for wanted persons; writes case reports and a log of activities; occasionally relieves a superior officer and acts for him; supervises the custody of prisoners;
  • Fingerprints, photographs, and books prisoners; takes prisoners to court; answers inquiries; keeps records and prepares reports; when assigned operates a motorcycle in traffic enforcement.


  • Minimum age of 21 years old on or before the date of appointment, unless appointed under section 830.1(c) of the Penal Code. (Government Code section 1031.4).
  • Must have a high school diploma, or G.E.D. certificate.
  • Must have a valid and appropriate California driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Must pass a medical examination and a psychological and background investigation.
  • Must have 20/100 vision or better, correctable to 20/30 in each eye.
  • Ability to pass polygraph examination.