Police Officer – Lateral

Los Gatos, CA
Los Gatos Police Department

$109,200.00 – $132,745.60 Annually

Under general supervision, the position performs law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; and to do related work as required. The position is represented by the Police Officers’ Association.

Example of Duties:
• Identifies problems or issues that are important to the community, and seeks resolution of such problems through the resources of the Police Department, other Town Departments, and/or governmental agencies;
• Conducts preliminary or follow-up investigations of burglaries, thefts, robberies, deaths, accidents, and other disturbances;
• Collects and presents evidence and testifies at hearings and in court in connection with criminal prosecutions;
• Answers calls for protection of life and property in the enforcement of Town, County and State laws;
• Initiates or maintains the custody of prisoners and transport to jail.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must possess a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate and have successfully completed probation with a California law enforcement agency.

• Graduation from high school or equivalent, and; At least one of the following criteria:
• 60 semester college credits or 90 quarter college credits from a U.S. accredited college or university at time of graduation from academy. (Police Academy credits are accepted as part of the education requirements);
• Military Veteran with four (4) or more years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, or the National Coast Guard and an honorable discharge;
• Three (3) years experience as a Police Officer.

• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• Ability to fluently speak and understand a foreign language