Police Officer – Lateral & Academy Graduate

Pacific Grove, CA
Pacific Grove Police Department (Sworn)

$96,314.40 – $126,016.80 Annually

8/31/2022 12:00 AM Pacific


Under basic supervision, provides professional, responsive, and courteous police services for the Pacific Grove Police Department (PGPD); responds to calls for service, maintains peace and safety in the community, and enforces laws and ordinances; basic duties include patrol, interventions, investigations, and traffic regulation.


  • Enforces state and federal laws, and City regulations; performs work according to PGPD policies to enforce laws, preserve peace, reduce fear, solve problems, and provide for a safe environment through community policing; duties will vary according to job assignment. Provides community-oriented police services, and improves and enhances the quality of life in the community; works with citizens to address the issues of safety, crime, fear of crime, and neighborhood disorder; ensures citizens are treated with courtesy and respect.
  • Preserves the peace of the community through mediation, investigation, intervention, assistance, and
  • arrest; utilizes all lawful means to improve the quality of life by recognizing and resolving problems.
  • Patrols the City, looking for unusual and suspicious activities and persons; responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; investigates, documents, and resolves traffic incidents, crimes, dangerous and illegal activities, and citizen complaints; interrogates and communicates with victims, witnesses and suspects in cases; provides scene security for emergency services personnel.
  • Responds to citizens’ requests for assistance, enforces traffic regulations, detects crime, apprehends
  • violators, and ensures public safety; applies laws and regulations fairly and consistently.
  • Investigates crimes and accidents; secures and processes crime and accident scenes, and identifies and collects evidence; arrests law violators; transports and processes suspects, victims and prisoners.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States at the time of appointment.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License at the time of appointment.
  • Must possess a High School diploma, a G.E.D. certificate, and/or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited school, college, or university.
  • Must be fingerprinted through local, state, and national systems for the disclosure of criminal records.
  • Must be of good moral character as determined by a thorough backgrounds investigation, including a polygraph examination.
  • Must be found free of any physical, emotional or mental conditions that might adversely affect the exercise of peace officer powers.
  • Must be willing to work evening, night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Must be a graduate of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified Training Academy; or meet out-of-state equivalency as approved by POST.
  • Must be able to obtain a California Basic POST Certificate.