Police Officer: Lateral, Academy Graduate & Academy Attendee
$100,392.00 – $121,944.00 Annually
To qualify as a Lateral, the candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
- Currently employed or formerly employed within the last three years as a law enforcement officer in a California law enforcement agency and possess a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate.
- Currently employed or formerly employed within the last three years as a law enforcement officer in a law enforcement agency outside of California and passed the California P.O.S.T Basic Course Waiver examination.
- Formerly employed as a law enforcement officer over three years ago in a California law enforcement agency and have completed the California P.O.S.T. Requalification process.
*You must attach a copy of your California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate, your California P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver, or proof of completion of the California P.O.S.T. Requalification process to your online application to be considered to move forward in this recruitment.
To qualify as an Academy Graduate the candidate must meet the following criteria:
- Completion of a California Basic P.O.S.T. Academy within past three (3) years of date of application.
*You must attach a copy of your graduation certificate from a California Basic P.O.S.T. Academy or proof of completion of the California P.O.S.T. Requalification Process to your online application to be considered for this recruitment.
To qualify as an Academy Attendee the candidate must meet the following criteria:
- Current enrollment of a California Basic P.O.S.T. Academy.
Under general supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; and to do related work as required.
Examples of Duties
- patrols an assigned area in radio car, motorcycle, or on foot for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of laws and regulations;
- responds to radio messages or telephone instructions and appears at scene of disorder or crime as assigned;
- conducts preliminary or follow-up investigations of prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, deaths, accidents, and other disturbances;
- directs traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow, at times of emergency or congestion;
- stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws and issues citations;
- investigates accidents;
- renders first aid as necessary;
- enforces City ordinances on abandoned cars;
- does follow-up investigation on hit-run accidents;
- collects and preserves evidence; testifies in court in connection with criminal prosecution;
- attends fire scenes to assist in the protection of life and property;
- serves warrants and subpoenas; operates radio-telephone equipment at headquarters or in a patrol vehicle;
- Any education equivalent to graduation from high school;
- Be at least 21 years of age;
- Not have any felony convictions;
- Be able to pass a comprehensive background;
- Possess a valid California Driver’s License at time of appointment; and
- Be legally authorized to work in the United States.