Police Officer – Lateral or Academy Graduate

Kensington, CA
Kensington Police Department


The ideal candidate for Police Officer will be an individual with a high commitment to customer service, a proven record of integrity, and the ability to work comfortably in a small-town atmosphere enjoyed by the residents of Kensington.


  • Apply knowledge and skills required of a sworn police officer.
  • Patrol the Town individually or as part of a team.
  • Provide information, directions, and assistance to the public in various situations.
  • Take reports and assist the public with complaints.
  • Observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic situations.
  • Stop motorists for vehicle code violations and issue traffic citations or give verbal warnings.
  • Make arrests for criminal offenses.
  • Serve warrants and subpoenas.
  • Transport individuals for medical clearance and booking at the County facility.
  • Be available to work a wide range of schedules, including weekends, holidays, and night shifts.


Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s license, completion of the Basic Police Academy, and have a satisfactory driving record; POST certification to include demonstrated firearms proficiency and qualification; complete a comprehensive background investigation including a polygraph, psychological, and medical examination.