Police Officer (Lateral/ Academy Graduate)
Salary: $7,218.00-$9,673.00 Monthly.
Under general supervision, the Police Officer performs a wide variety of patrol and related duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances. The incumbent makes investigations, assists in the preparation of cases, and testifies in court; serves in specialized departmental roles as assigned. This is a sworn journey-level law enforcement classification that performs all assignments found in a municipal police department. The Police Officer provides information and assistance to the public; performs related work as assigned.
- Patrols the City within an assigned area in a radio dispatched automobile to secure life and property, observe situations, report suspicious, criminal activity, or hazardous conditions, and deter crime by providing high visibility.
- Responds to emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, and other incidents to protect public safety and property, resolve problems, diffuse situations, and enforce laws and ordinances.
- Provides information, directions, and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations.
- Performs a variety of community policing duties to maintain a highly visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing assistance to the public, including speaking before various civic and community groups, patrolling assigned divisions by foot, bicycle, or vehicle, and performing other related duties as required.
- Observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as appropriate; assists motorist with inoperable vehicles and arranges for immediate removal of stranded vehicles; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, or other congested situations.
- Makes arrests and serves warrants and subpoenas; takes individuals into custody and may transport them for medical clearance and/or booking at a longer-term facility, as required.
- Secures crime scenes and evidence, photographing and video-taping as required, and processing for fingerprints; interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses; collects and preserves evidence; performs complete investigations and/or cooperates with other law enforcement agencies providing investigative and case development support.
- Conducts comprehensive investigations into felony and high level crimes as assigned including conducting surveillance activities and coordinating and maintaining crime scene activities.
- Assists District Attorney staff in preparing, documenting, and developing cases and gathering information; testifies in court as required.
- Directs the activities of police support personnel and/or volunteers in office and field situations.
- Provides emergency medical attention to the public when responding to calls for assistance and requests appropriate medical assistance as necessary.
- Provides mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies as dispatched and in accordance with departmental policy.
- Prepares and maintains reports, logs, records, and accurate files.
- Serves writs, warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents.
- May perform and/or coordinates specific program or projects, including community-oriented policing, school liaison, project and resource development, investigations, crime prevention, and/or field training.
- Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions; reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
- Oversees the use and care of equipment as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- The equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade or higher in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related field.
- Presently employed by a California law enforcement agency as a peace officer or a graduate of a California POST Police Academy.
- The ability to convey oneself to and from geographical locations frequently and timely, or possession of a valid CA driver’s license.
- Possession of a Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).
- Possession and maintenance of firearms qualification.
- At least 21 years of age.
- CPR and First Aid Certified.