Police Officer – Lateral & Academy Graduate

Morro Bay, CA
City of Morro Bay

SALARY: $73,199 – $93,422 Annual

Officers patrol assigned beats to protect life and property; intervene in disputes to protect the public and maintain order; enforce all applicable laws; conduct preliminary and appropriate follow-up investigations; handle and investigate traffic related incidents; participate in training programs; secure and collect evidence; process prisoners for booking at County Jail; prepare appropriate reports; testify in court; and perform other related tasks as required.


Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency. AA degree is desirable.
Lateral or Police Academy Graduate.
Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver License. Must possess and maintain a
satisfactory driving record and be insurable to operate City vehicles.
Meet P.O.S.T. requirements for vision, hearing, physical agility and medical. Be 21 years of age at time
of appointment and a U.S. Citizen.

The Morro Bay Police Department is seeking highly qualified individuals to become part of our team. The ideal police officer must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The ideal applicant is a person with high energy, are mature, innovative and progressive thinking, and demonstrate self-initiative and leadership abilities. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills to effectively respond to problems and complaints from the public and be able to think clearly and act quickly and decisively in emergency situations while remaining calm.