Police Officer Lateral/Academy Graduate

Ross, CA
Ross Police Department

An Officer is assigned to one of several patrol shifts. Those assignments usually rotate every six months. The Department is interested in providing a high level of training to all personnel who desire to increase their level of proficiency. Officers enjoy a 12 hour shift schedule, and are assigned to a specific patrol shifts, which are rotated every six months.

The Department consists 8 sworn personnel as follows: The Chief of Police, two Sergeants and five Patrol Officers. The officers are generalists who typically handle cases from first response, through investigation, and onto final disposition. In addition, Officers frequently assist administrative staff duties and assignments to formulate departmental policies, procedures and tactics. The Department is well equipped and well trained.

Police Officer Salary $7,188 – $8,321


  • Minimum age: 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Education/ Experience/License: High school diploma or equivalent. Graduation from a P.O.S.T. approved Basic Law Enforcement Academy (within the last 3 years). Possession of a valid California driver license during all period of employment.
  • Knowledge of: English usage, spelling and punctuation, and interview techniques necessary to obtain investigative and personal data. Typing and computer skills: working knowledge of personal computers, including word processing.
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or must have applied for citizenship.
  • Free from any physical condition which would be disqualifying per the P.O.S.T. standards. A medical screening for California Law Enforcement. Weight in proportion to height. Satisfactory results on appropriate written, medical, background and psychiatric examinations.