Police Officer- Lateral
$103,781.34 – $126,089.60 Annually
Lateral Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have passed a P.O.S.T. approved academy, possess a valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate, and have successfully completed probation with a California law enforcement agency.
Out-of-state applicants may also be eligible for hire as a Lateral candidate by successful completion of the “Basic Course Waiver Process” administered by California P.O.S.T.
- Patrols an assigned area for the prevention and detection of crime and enforcement of laws and regulations; responds to and investigates reported disorders or crimes; notes and reports complaints, accidents, offenses and damages to property; reports abandoned or damaged vehicles; directs traffic.
- 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, citations 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.
- May act as temporary supervisor or Watch Commander.
Education and Experience: The classification of Police Officer requires high school graduation or equivalent and completion of 60 semester units from a recognized college or university. Up to 15 units from the police academy may be combined with other college units to meet the 60 semester units.
Applicant must have passed a P.O.S.T. approved academy and possess a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate. Out-of-state applicants may also be eligible for hire as a Lateral candidate by successful completion of the “Basic Course Waiver Process” administered by California P.O.S.T.