Police Officer – Lateral
$87,111.72 – $111,179.16 Annually
To be considered as a Police Officer Lateral, applicants must be a current full-time California Police Officer.
Under direct supervision, will perform law enforcement and crime prevention work to protect public safety, health and welfare; uphold and enforce federal, state and local laws; may be assigned to special assignments.
Essential Job Functions
Essential job functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: (These functions may not be present in all positions in this classification. When a position is filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind work assignments as needed.)
- Uphold and enforce the law to include: municipal and penal codes, state and local ordinances without malice or prejudice; patrols City in radio-equipped car or on foot; patrols an assigned beat; answer calls for the protection of life and property.
- Receive, recall, and carry out orders from supervising officers; apprehend and arrest law violators using verbal commands, physical strength and deadly force; issue traffic and other citations; recognize, assess and handle emergency situations; inspect premises; investigate crimes and conduct interviews; and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Collect, preserve, package and label evidence at crime scenes; operate a motor vehicle and/or work outside under a variety of weather conditions; identify illegal substances and recognize the symptomology of substances such as drugs and intoxicants; and determine whether a crime is being committed.
- Check buildings for physical security; search, fingerprint, transport and maintain physical care and/or control over individuals in custody.
- Handle traffic and/or crowd control; assists outside agencies such as the fire department and other federal, state and local agencies; write reports, citations and warnings; testify in court; tender first aide; attend briefings; recall and interpret directions.
- Control stressful and emotional situations through verbal commands and/or physical force; and provide information to the public regarding methods for self-protection during emergency situations and disasters.
Education and/or Experience:
- High School Diploma or GED required.
- College level coursework in Criminal Justice/ Administration of Justice or related field are desirable.
- Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
Must meet all of the following requirements:
1.) Be legally authorized to work in the United States by federal law;
2.) Be fingerprinted for the purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record;
3.) Of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation; and
4.) Be found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition, including bias against race or ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer. Must have successfully completed a California P.O.S.T. certified basic police academy. Must have no felony convictions and/or convictions which would restrict the ability to possess a firearm. Bilingual skills are highly desirable.