Police Officer (Laterals or Academy Enrollees)

Pittsburg, CA
Pittsburg Police Department


$78,912.00 – $171,420.00 Annually

(City Manager may approve recruitment incentives for the selected hires such as a signing bonus up to $15,000 based on years of law enforcement experience)

Pittsburg Police Officers perform general police work in the area of traffic control and enforcement, crime prevention, law enforcement, investigation, and community policing. Within their designated beat, the Police Officer patrols the area to preserve law and order, prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic regulations. Police officers may be assigned to special assignments such as SWAT, Narcotics, Investigations, K9, or another specialized division. To this end, the Department is committed to forging an alliance with the residents served by providing police services that are fair, professional, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals.

Ideal Candidate for Police Officer:

  • Working knowledge of operating procedures of a public safety department
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; principles of crime prevention and suppression
  • Demonstrates a high level of ethical behavior
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with other City Departments, outside agencies, and members of the public
  • Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency conditions and situations
  • Strong attention to detail to remember names, faces and information about incidents
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills; values teamwork
  • Ability to operate a police vehicle, firearms, and other law enforcement equipment
  • Demonstrates an understanding of community-oriented policing and problem-solving strategies
  • Adaptive, flexible and tolerant of the continued evolution of policing
  • Is culturally competent and accepting of diverse ideas, thoughts and suggestions