Police Officer Lateral/Academy Graduate

Emeryville, CA
Emeryville Police Department

Salary: $123,648.00 – $147,552.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Police Department prides itself on providing a level of service that is unsurpassed. Each member of the Department is expected to live up to a unique “Statement of Values.” As a police officer, you will be responsible for a variety of law enforcement activities involving the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention and investigation of crimes, and the maintenance of order in designated areas during an assigned shift.

Police Officers participate in 4/10 and 3/12.5 work-week schedules and must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. There is an 18-month probationary period, and this position is represented by the Emeryville Police Officers Association (EPOA).

Essential Functions:

  • Answering and responding to calls for service.
  • Protecting life and property.
  • Making arrests.
  • Enforcing federal, state, and local traffic laws and ordinances.
  • Preventing and investigating crimes.
  • Patrolling designated area(s) during an assigned shift on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or by patrol car.
  • Performing crime prevention and community relations activities to ensure high-level of service to residents.


  • Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Citizenship status must be conferred within three (3) years of applying for citizenship.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent with related college work.
  • Be at least 21 years of age by the appointment date.
  • Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record (this is an ongoing requirement).
  • Free of felony convictions; no misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons restrictions.
  • Have uncorrected vision of at least 20/100 in each eye or corrected to 20/30.
  • Possess normal color vision and hearing.
  • Free from physical, emotional, or medical conditions which might adversely affect the ability to successfully do the job.
  • Must have successfully graduated from a POST approved Law Enforcement Academy at the time of application. Academy graduates must have graduated within three (3) years or have a requalification certificate dated within the last three (3) years or possess qualifying service time which would extend the three (3) year period.
  • Must have a POST Basic certificate or higher and not have been separated for more than three (3) years from a law enforcement position in the State of California.