Police Officer-Lateral Transfer

Grover Beach, CA
Grover Beach Police Department

Salary: $82,704.00 – $105,552.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, performs tasks and duties related to the protection of public health, safety and welfare, and the enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws; provides traffic enforcement and control; carries out special assignments in a particular phase of police work or administration; performs other related duties as required.

The Police Officer is the working level class performing the full scope of assigned law enforcement duties and responsibilities under general supervision. This class is distinguished from the next higher class in that the latter is a Police Sergeant or higher ranking officer. A Police Officer may also serve in a special assignment capacity.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned areas by car, bicycle, motorcycle, or on foot; performs crime suppression and prevention activities; answers special calls; conducts initial and follow-up investigations; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses; answers complaints, including domestic disturbances, health code, and local ordinance violations; performs surveillance activities; conducts chemical, drug, and alcohol testing; investigates suspicious circumstances.
  • Enforces traffic laws; controls and directs traffic when necessary; performs crowd control; operates handheld and stationary radar devices; assists in crime prevention activities and the control of juvenile delinquency; serves search warrants and subpoenas; administers CPR and first aid in cases of emergency; issues citations and makes arrests; transports, books, and secures, directly or indirectly, the care and custody of detained persons.
  • May be temporarily assigned special duties when appointed by the Chief of Police, such as Detective, Field Training Officer, DARE, Traffic, or Senior Police Officer.
  • Coordinates and conducts complete and detailed investigation of crimes against persons and property or coordinates these activities with a Police Detective; collects, preserves, maintains, and processes evidence; takes written statements; prepares required reports and maintains investigative records; serves warrants and subpoenas; testifies in court in connection with prosecution of offenders; contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies as warranted.
  • Conducts property and building checks for burglary and other criminal activity; responds to questions, concerns, and requests for service from the general public; provides information as appropriate and resolves complaints.
  • May serve as a Detective; independently reviews cases to investigate; coordinates and conducts complete and detailed investigation of crimes against persons and property, and crimes involving vice, gaming, and narcotics violations; performs undercover and surveillance activities; conducts registration and tracking of sex offenders; collects, preserves, and maintains evidence and property.
  • Trains and assists less experienced personnel as assigned; may serve as a Field Training Officer, officer-in-charge, or in a variety of special program areas.
  • May serve as a Senior Police Officer that leads other police officers in their daily activities verifying the work of others for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards, specifications and policies. May serve as a Watch Commander for a patrol shift or special assignment detail as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in law enforcement is required.
  • An associate’s degree are highly desirable.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license prior to appointment.
  • Sworn employees must be in possession of a current and valid California POST Basic Certificate.
  • Sworn Employees whose California POST Certification is revoked by the Peace Officer Standards Accountability Advisory Board shall be ineligible for employment, or continued employment, as a sworn employee with the City of Grover Beach.
  • Sworn employees who do not possess a California POST Basic Certificate do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position.