Police Officer – Recruit/Lateral/ Academy Grad
Salary: $33.46 – $42.70/HR.
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of patrol and related duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances; makes investigations, assists in the preparation of cases, and testifies in court; serves in specialized departmental roles as assigned; provides information and assistance to the public; performs related work as assigned.
- Patrols the City within an assigned area in a radio dispatched automobile to secure life and property, observe situations, report suspicious, criminal activity, or hazardous conditions, and deter crime by providing high visibility.
- Responds to emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, animal control, and other incidents to protect public safety and property, resolve problems, diffuses situations, and enforces laws and ordinances.
- Provides information, directions, and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations.
- Performs a variety of community policing duties to maintain a highly visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing assistance to the public, including speaking before various civic and community groups, patrolling assigned divisions by foot, bicycle, or vehicle, and performing other related duties as required.
- Observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues
citations as appropriate; assists motorist with inoperable vehicles and arranges for immediate removal of stranded vehicles; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, or other congested situations.
- Makes arrests and serves warrants and subpoenas; takes individuals into custody and may transport them for medical clearance and/or booking at a longer-term facility, as required.
- Secures crime scenes and evidence; interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses; collects and preserves
evidence; performs complete investigations and/or cooperates with other law enforcement agencies providing investigative and case development support.
- Conducts comprehensive investigations into felony and high level crimes as assigned including conducting surveillance activities and coordinating and maintaining crime scene activities.
- Assists the City Attorney or the District Attorney staff in preparing, documenting, and developing cases and gathering information; testifies in court as required.
- Directs the activities of police support personnel and/or volunteers in office and field situations.
- Provides emergency medical attention to the public when responding to calls for assistance and requests
appropriate medical assistance as necessary.
- Provides mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies as dispatched and in accordance with departmental policy.
- Prepares and maintains reports, logs, records, and accurate files.
- Serves writs, warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents.
- Performs and/or coordinates specific program or projects, including community-oriented policing, school liaison, project and resource development, investigations, crime prevention, and/or field training.
- Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions; reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
- Oversees the use and care of equipment as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by specialized training in law
enforcement, criminal justice, or a related field. Equivalent to an associate degree and law enforcement
experience is desirable.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
- Possession of a Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards
and Training (P.O.S.T.).