Police Officer Recruit/Lateral

Clovis, CA
Clovis Police Department

Salary: $80,232.00 – $117,072.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, on a regular or assigned shift, to perform general police work in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and order; work closely with the community to preserve the peace and promote public safety; perform traffic enforcement and control; carry out special assignments in specialized phases of police work; and to perform related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • On a regular or assigned shift, patrol assigned areas by car, foot, or motorcycle;
  • Respond to calls for the protection of life and property;
  • Conduct initial and follow-up investigations;
  • Work closely with the community and other City departments within legal and department mission standards to promote community policing, pursue public safety, preserve the peace, address crime, improve police-community relations, and participate in community policing efforts and problem-solving projects;
  • Communicate with merchants regarding potential problems in the area, educate citizens of the laws, ordinances, and their rights in resolving disputes;
  • Perform public outreach and support the principles of community oriented policing;
  • Organize and/or participate in community and sponsored events, public education programs, and attend and participate in community-based programs and meetings; develop, enforce, control and direct traffic when appropriate; conduct traffic stops when drivers are operating vehicles in violation of the law;
  • Warn drivers against illegal practices, make arrests, testify in court in connection with the prosecution of offenders, serve warrants and subpoenas; administer first aid in emergency situations;
  • Answer complaints related to civil disturbances, obnoxious animals, health code, and local ordinance violations;
  • Investigate suspicious circumstances, perform property security checks, take custody of lost and found property;
  • Perform crowd control, parade, or riot work;
  • Take crime prevention measures and assist in controlling problems of juvenile delinquency;
  • Book arrestees in jail and assist in their custody, care, and welfare; transport arrestees;
  • Receive telephone calls and dispatch emergency vehicles and personnel according to department policy and standard procedures;
  • Provide superior protection and service, and furnish information and directions to the public;
  • Attend briefings and read briefing materials;
  • Submit complete written reports of assigned cases;
  • Participate in training courses and programs;
  • Operate, two-way radio, recorders, firearms, and equipment common to law enforcement;
  • May relieve superior officer in periods of absence or as assigned;
  • Provide ethical leadership and uphold ethical standards by setting an example and promote the vision and goals of the organization in a focused and systematic manner;
  • Operate City vehicles; and perform related work as required.


  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a good driving record;
  • Possession of a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Regular Basic Course Police Academy Certificate completed within the last three (3) years, or documentation from a certified POST California Police Academy of acceptance or enrollment to graduate with a Regular Basic Course Certificate within twelve (12) months from the documentation date.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a good driving record.
  • Possession of Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certificate.
  • Two (2) years experience as a sworn law enforcement officer.
  • Must comply with all POST California Peace Officer minimum selection standards.