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

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

$129,230.40 – $140,112.96 Annually

The Carmel-by-the-Sea Police Department is currently accepting applications from in-state and out-of-state lateral police officer candidates. A “Lateral Police Officer ” is defined as currently employed with a POST recognized law enforcement agency as a peace officer; or previously employed with a POST recognized law enforcement agency as a peace officer with a break-in-service not exceeding three (3) years. Candidates exceeding a break-in-service of more than three (3) years must complete a POST Requalification course prior to time of application. Out-of-state applicants must achieve a California POST Basic Course Waiver (in lieu of the POST Basic Certificate) by time of appointment. This position is represented by the Carmel-by-the-Sea Police Officers Association. Officers must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. There is an 18-month probationary period.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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