Police Officer-Lateral

Folsom, CA
Folsom Police Department

Salary: $78,761.00 – $113,553.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

The City of Folsom is currently recruiting for Police Officers (Lateral). This position performs a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention work. Lateral candidates are the journey-level classification in the Police Officer class series. It is designed for applicants who are currently working for a recognized law enforcement agency, have successfully completed the probation period for that agency, and possess a State of California Basic POST Certificate.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol an assigned area on rotating shifts, in an automobile, other vehicle, or on foot for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; issue citations; perform security patrols, traffic control, investigations; administer first aid and request medical attention when necessary.
  • Investigate crimes including felonies, misdemeanors, and City ordinances; conduct follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift; seek out and interview victims, witnesses, and suspects; search crime scenes for clues and evidence, collect, package, and preserve evidence.
  • Handle emergency situations without assistance.
  • Detect, pursue, apprehend and arrest or detain persons involved in crimes or misconduct; confront and arrest violent combative subjects; transport prisoners.
  • Patrol City streets, parks, commercial, and residential areas to secure and protect property and to preserve the peace and enforce the law; participate in community crime prevention programs and activities.
  • Perform crowd control, regulate vehicle flow at fires, parades, and other incidents or congested situations.
  • Respond to hostage situations, barricaded subjects and other extremely hazardous situations; respond to natural and man-made disasters.
  • Perform duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Attend and successfully complete required training including firearm qualification.
  • Prepare a variety of written reports; operate a mobile data computer.
  • Make public appearances and presentations at City Council and other civic organization meetings to actively develop and foster community partnerships; demonstrate leadership within the organization and community.
  • Provide information and direction to the public.
  • Make presentations at schools; plan and conduct field trips and police department tours for students.
  • Appear and testify in court when subpoenaed.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Equivalent to graduation from the twelfth (12) grade.
  • Possession of a valid State of California Basic POST Certificate or equivalent which has been accepted by the State of California, and at least one year of recent, full-time sworn law enforcement experience in a recognized law enforcement agency.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older by date of application.
  • Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license or higher and have the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy.