Police Officer Recruit/Lateral

Clovis, CA
Clovis Police Department

Salary
$77,892.00 – $113,676.00 Annually

$10,000 Bonus Incentive

Positions hired in the

Police Officer Recruit & Police Officer Lateral class

may be eligible for up to a $10,000 bonus incentive.

Police Officer Recruit
$77,892.00 – $94,692.00 Annually

Police Officer Lateral
$93,516.00 – $113,676.00 Annually

 

DEFINITION

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.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Police Officer Recruit

This class represents the sworn entry-level police officer with minimal to no prior police officer experience.  Incumbents train and prepare with a field training officer for the police effort to maintain law and order.  Incumbents generally drive a police vehicle in carrying out duties, may be assigned to special details as necessary, and may be called upon to establish order in extreme conditions and in conditions of emergency.

Police Officer Lateral
This class is distinguished from the Police Officer Recruit by the required Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certificate and possession of two (2) years of work experience as a Peace Officer.   Incumbents generally drive a police vehicle in carrying out duties, may be assigned to special details as necessary, and may be called upon to establish order in extreme conditions and in conditions of emergency.

Typical Qualifications

POLICE OFFICER RECRUIT

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATES 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.

POLICE OFFICER RECRUIT

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience:

  • None required.

POLICE OFFICER LATERAL

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATES REQUIRED

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a good driving record;
  • Possession of Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certificate.

Out of State Police Officer Lateral Applicants:

  • Applications will be accepted on a provisional basis for out of state lateral applicants that are accepted or enrolled with a California POST certified Police Academy to complete courses to obtain a California (POST) Certificate.

POLICE OFFICER LATERALEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years experience as a sworn law enforcement officer.

POST PEACE OFFICER REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 20 ½ years of age at time of application submission and a minimum of 21 years of age at time of appointment;
  • Eligibility to possess a firearm;
  • U.S. citizenship or legally eligible to work in the U.S. and eligible to apply for citizenship.