Police Officer – ACT (Academy Certified Trainee)

Walnut Creek, CA
Walnut Creek Police Department

Patrols assigned area by automobile or on foot for the prevention and detection of crime and enforcement of laws and regulations; responds to radio messages or telephone instructions and investigates reported disorders or crimes; notes and reports complaints, accidents, offenses and damages to property; reports abandoned or damaged vehicles; directs traffic.

$90,539.28 – $110,001.06 Annually


Makes arrests and advises suspects of rights; prepares reports on arrests and property impounded; inspects crime scenes and questions witnesses; checks alibis of suspects and attempts to determine the validity of statements made; analyzes clues and information related to a crime to determine how it was committed; reviews modus operandi of known criminals in attempting to determine relationships between criminals and crimes under investigation; reports on the progress of investigations and prepares assigned cases for court; serves warrants; appears in court to testify regarding arrests and other law enforcement activities.

Observes and reports conditions conducive to crime; provides information and assistance to the public; issues warnings and citations to traffic law violators and inspects vehicles; searches and transports prisoners.

Conducts special investigations and projects; makes public presentations to schools, businesses, and neighborhood groups; assists in the training and development of new employees


Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or equivalent and the completion of sixty (60) semester units at a recognized college or university.

This position requires the knowledge, abilities and skills listed below:
• Some knowledge of the principles and practices of modern crime investigation and criminal identification techniques, police patrol duties and laws governing the arrest and custody of prisoners, search and seizure, and rules of evidence.
• Ability to deal effectively with people from essentially all socio-economic levels.
• Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
• Ability to engage in strenuous physical activity.
• Ability to maintain composure and take responsible action during stress situations.
• Ability to prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
• Ability to make clear and concise radio transmissions.
• Ability to deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions.
• Ability to meet Police Officer requirements contained in the California State Government Code; California POST certified and trained.
• Skill in the use of firearms and interrogation techniques. Some knowledge of first-aid and other basic emergency medical techniques.

Special Requirements:

Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid Class C California Driver's License and a good driving record.

Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.

Candidate must meet City's medical standards pertaining to physical requirements prior to employment.

Employees are assigned to shift work and rotated among various assignments.