Police Officer (Lateral)

San Pablo, CA
San Pablo Police Department

Salary: $9,373.00 – $11,392.00 Monthly.

Position Summary:

Positions assigned to the Police Officer classification may be assigned to one of a number of functional areas within the Police Department. General supervision is provided by a Police Sergeant. Technical or functional supervision may be provided by higher level Police personnel. Assignments may require indirect supervision of sworn and non?sworn personnel.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol and Traffic Safety: Patrol City in radio and computer equipped car; answer calls for service related to protection of life and property; enforce laws; conduct follow-up investigations of burglaries, accidents, and other criminal incidents; respond to traffic related calls; make arrests and interview victims, etc., as necessary; cooperate with other law enforcement agencies; prepare reports; testify in court;serve as Field Training Officer; perform related duties as assigned.
  • Detective: Coordinate and conduct complete and detailed investigations of crimes; participate in all normal law enforcement activities; prepare case information and investigative reports; answer questions from public; interview victims, witnesses, complainants and suspects; collect preserve and maintain evidences; develop and maintain good relationships with the public, including informants and contacts which may be useful in criminal investigations; perform related duties as assigned.


  • Police methods and procedures, including; patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, preliminary investigation and identification techniques, equipment, jail operations, police records and reports, first aid/CPR techniques, departmental rules and regulations. Criminal law, with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies. Rules of Evidence, pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases.
  • Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places; use and care for firearms; administer first aid/CPR; think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately; learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and comprehensive written reports; learn standard broadcasting procedures of the police radio system; learn to operate a computer terminal; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; testify to actions and observations in court; evaluate and analyze situations and make appropriate resolution dispositions within the law and department policy.
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade with recent experience as a Police Officer; graduation from a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy; possession of, or eligibility for, a Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate; possession of a valid California Driver’s License.