Police Officer (Lateral)
Police Officer (Lateral) duties may consist of patrolling a designated area of the city, answering radio dispatches or citizens’ requests for police services, conducting investigations, testifying in court, providing traffic control, attending community meetings, evaluating and controlling violent situations and subjects, providing first aid, driving vehicles under hazardous and emergency conditions, and training new employees in proper police procedures. Police officers may be assigned to work any shift.
$72,084.95 – $96,600.73 Annually
10/31/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
• Patrol a designated area of the city on foot, on a motorcycle, or in a patrol car, jeep or van to preserve order, prevent crime and discover criminal acts, and make arrests.
• Answer radio dispatched or citizens' request for police services at accident scenes, domestic disputes, law violations, and peace disturbances.
• Conduct investigations, gather evidence, interview witnesses, take statements, make arrests, or write citations and make written reports at crime or accident scenes.
• Testify in court at criminal hearings and trials.
• Provide traffic control at accident scenes, fires, and congested areas.
• May work in plain clothes to conduct follow-up investigations, and to suppress vice or narcotics activities.
• Conduct lineups for identification of suspects.
• Attend community meetings to discuss crime problems.
• Evaluate and control violent situations and subjects.
• Order and direct emergency equipment at accident and disaster scenes.
• Search for missing subjects.
• Drive vehicles under hazardous and emergency conditions.
• Train new employees in proper police procedures.
• Provide first aid to injured or sick subjects.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
I. Successful completion of the Sacramento Police Academy as a City of Sacramento Police Cadet. (As outlined in the Police Cadet classification specification and Civil Service Board Rules and Regulations).
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II. (l) Successful completion of the Sacramento Police Academy as a City of Sacramento Community Service Officer; and (2) Completion of sixty (60)* semester units, or ninety (90) quarter units, from an accredited college or university. (As part of the Employee Development Program identified in the City Charter).
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III. LATERAL ENTRY - (1) High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and completion of sixty (60) semester units, or ninety (90) quarter units from an accredited college or university; and (2) Possession of a valid P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate issued by the State of California; and (3) Current employment as a full- time sworn peace officer in a California P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement department; and two (2) years as a full-time sworn peace officer in a California P.O.S.T certified law enforcement department.
*Twenty-six (26) semester college units are earned upon graduation from the Sacramento Police Academy and applied to the sixty (60) semester unit requirement.
Four (4) years of honorable military service can substitute for the sixty (60) semester units, or ninety (90) quarter units educational requirement.