Police Officer – Entry

Chico, CA
Chico Police Department

Under supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; to perform related work as required.

$55,806.40 – $78,561.60 Annually


• Patrol City in radio car, on bicycle, horseback, motorcycle or on foot; answer calls for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of City, County and State laws*;
• May conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, holdups, vehicle accidents, death and other criminal incidents; make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects*;
• Gather and preserve evidence*;
• Testify and present evidence in court*;
• Administer first aid*;
• Contract and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders*;
• Prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted and unusual incidents observed*;
• Serve warrants and subpoenas*;
• While on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices; Issue citations and make arrests as necessary; check buildings for physical security*;
• Attend and police special events and other emergency or congested situations*;
• Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public*;
• Perform related duties as assigned.


Education: High school graduation or equivalent, supplemented by a valid Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Academy certification.


1. Be at least 18 years of age.
2. Be a citizen of the United States; or be a permanent resident alien and have applied for citizenship.

A person who has not obtained citizenship within three years after application for employment due to non-cooperation with the government agency processing the citizenship application, or a person who has been denied citizenship, is disqualified from being or becoming a police officer.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver License.