Police Officer – Lateral Entry/Academy Graduate
Salary range: $6,191.15 – $7,901.63 Monthly.
The class of Police Officer represents the entry and working level sworn position in law enforcement work. Under general supervision, incumbents work on a regular or assigned shift, to perform general police work in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and order; to perform traffic enforcement and control; to carry out special assignments in specialized phases of police work; and to perform related work as required. The work involves working in inclement weather as well as working in potentially hazardous situations.
- On a regular or assigned shift, patrols assigned areas by car, foot, bicycle or motorcycle;
- Responds to calls for protection of life and property;
- Conducts initial and follow-up investigations;
- Develops, enforces, controls and directs traffic when appropriate;
- Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of the law;
- Warns drivers against illegal practices;
- Makes arrests;
- Testifies in court in connection with the prosecution of offenders;
- Serves warrants and subpoenas; administers first aid in emergency cases;
- Answers complaints on such problems as civil disturbances, obnoxious animals, health code and local ordinance violations;
- Investigates suspicious circumstances;
- Makes property security checks;
- Takes custody of lost and found property;
- Performs crowd control, parade or riot work;
- Takes crime prevention measures and assists in controlling problems of juvenile delinquency;
- Books prisoners in the City jail and assists in their custody, care and welfare;
- Transports prisoners;
- Furnishes information and directions to the public;
- Attends briefings and reads briefing materials;
- Submits complete written reports on assigned cases;
- Participates in training courses and programs;
- Operates police unit, two-way radio, recorders, firearms and equipment common to law enforcement;
- May relieve superior officer in periods of absence or as assigned; and performs related work as required.
- Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. College level coursework or other specialized training in police science, psychology, public administration or related field is highly desirable.
- Posses a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate from an approved Basic Academy dated within the past three years; OR possess a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate and have been employed as a Police Officer within the past three years by a California law enforcement agency.
- Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver’s License; AND a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate.
- Basic English composition, grammar and spelling; and basic math.