Police Officer I/II

Turlock, CA
Turlock Police Department

Salary: $5,782.00 – $8,134.00 Monthly.

Position Summary:

The City of Turlock is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer I/II. this position is assigned to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to enforce State and local traffic regulations and to perform comprehensive criminal investigative work on special assignments and will also perform related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned areas in vehicles, on foot, on motorcycle, or on bicycle as assigned.
  • Analyzes and solves community/neighborhood problems involving the protection and preservation of life, property, and the enforcement of City, County and State laws.
  • Conducts a variety of investigations including neighborhood disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, juvenile crimes, domestic violence, sexual assaults, vehicle accidents, and deaths.
  • Directs traffic/provides regulation of traffic flow at time of emergency or congestion.
  • Works shiftwork to include Days, Swings and Graveyard.
  • Testifies in court as needed.
  • Provides traffic enforcement to include arrests and issuance of citations as required.
  • Receives calls from and provides assistance for other law enforcement agencies in emergencies.
  • Conducts investigations to include the collection and storage of evidence for court presentation.
  • Prepares detailed reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and illegal incidents observed.
  • Proactively patrols business districts and residential neighborhoods at all times of day and night.
  • Provides direction and information to the general public.
  • Processes and cares for prisoners.
  • Establishes and maintains positive contact with citizens pertaining to potential community and neighborhood problems, suspicious people and circumstances.
  • Assists with Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch meetings.
  • Counsels’ at-risk youth and assists with diversion programs and press relations.
  • Provides service and assistance to the public.
  • May be assigned to act as School Resource Officer – teaching high school students youth in law classes or Drug Awareness Resistance Education.
  • Assists in assigned projects such as licensing of businesses, building maintenance, issuance of permits or other tasks as assigned.
  • Works with a team of officers working a specialized street crimes suppression unit (C-Team).
  • Participates in and assists with community recreation activities.


  • Twenty-one (21) years old at time of appointment.as a Police Officer.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
  • Be a high school graduate from a United States public school, an accredited United States Department of Defense high school or an accredited or approved public or nonpublic high school.
  • Or pass the General Education Development Test indicating high school graduation level.
  • Or pass the California High School Proficiency Examination.
  • Or a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university is desirable.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License – minimum “Class C” – to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
  • Must be a graduate from a California P.O.S.T. certified police academy at time of application.
  • Or at time of application, be currently enrolled in a California P.O.S.T. certified full-time police academy.
  • Or at time of application, be currently enrolled in Module 1 of a California P.O.S.T. certified extended police academy.