Police Officer Lateral

Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad Police Department

$91,915.20 – $111,716.80 Annually

Under general supervision, this position will perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; control traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulations; perform investigative work; and do related work as assigned.

If you are an out of state lateral, and you have not already obtained a POST waiver, you will need to do this prior to your hire date.

Key Responsibilities

  • Patrol city on radio, car or on foot; answer calls for the protection of Life and property, and the enforcement of city, county, and state laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, holdups, vehicle accidents, death, and other criminal incidents.
  • Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the Investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
  • Prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Serve warrants and subpoenas.
  • While on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices; issue citations and make arrests as necessary. Check buildings for physical security. Receive, search, book, fingerprint, and transport prisoners. Direct traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
  • Administer first aid in emergency situations.

Experience & Education

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these abilities would be graduation from high school or equivalent.