Police Officer (Lateral/ Academy Complete)

Santa Paula, CA
Santa Paula Police Department

Salary: $71,364.80 – $86,756.80 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under supervision, performs law enforcement duties in an assigned area; protects life and property in accordance with all applicable laws and ordinances; carries out special assignments as necessary; and does related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned areas in radio equipped patrol vehicles or on foot;
  • Answers call for assistance from the public;
  • Makes arrests and issues citations for violation of law and/or ordinances;
  • Investigates misdemeanors and felonies;
  • Secures and preserves crime scenes and evidence for further investigation;
  • Enforces traffic laws; conducts interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects;
  • Testifies in court; provides information to general public;
  • Escorts and transports prisoners;
  • Prepares comprehensive reports;
  • Safeguards life and property and renders first aid to the injured in emergency situations;
  • Occasionally performs special duties as called up.


  • A minimum of 21 years.
  • High School degree or possession of G.E.D.
  • Must be employed by a California police agency and be in possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate or be P.O.S.T. approved academy trained within the last 36 months.
  • If employed by a policy agency outside of California, candidate must have passed the P.O.S.T. equivalency exam.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver’s license.