Police Officer (In-State and Out-of-State Lateral Officers)

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Carmel-by-the-Sea Police Department

Salary: $129,230.40 – $140,112.96 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Police Department is for looking a well-qualified lateral police officer who is dynamic, community-oriented team player who seeks innovative solutions to policing and strives to provide excellent customer service with integrity and respect.

Essential Functions:

The Lateral Police Officer position performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression. In addition to patrol, positions may include specialized assignments such as investigations, traffic, juvenile, personnel and training, or tactical teams.


  • Lateral applicants must possess a California POST Basic Certificate and have completed a POST-approved field training program.
  • Currently working in a lateral position for a California State Police Agency. Lateral applicants who are not currently employed with a law enforcement agency must have worked for a California police department within the last three years or must have successfully completed the POST recertification course prior to employment.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent to completion of a high school and 60 units of college credit from an accredited university.
  • Must not be on probation.
  • Most recent performance evaluation must have an overall rating of competent or above; employee may not be on a special evaluation status at the time of appointment.
  • A completed college degree is a highly desirable and will be viewed favorably in the selection process.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and has applied for, citizenship at least one year before filing an application for employment.
  • Be at least 21 years of age by date of appointment.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record (ongoing requirement).
  • Free of any felony convictions.