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Police Officer Recruit/Lateral

Clovis, CA
Clovis Police Department

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; to perform traffic enforcement and control; to carry out special assignments in specialized phases of police work; and to perform work as required.

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/31/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $33.61 – $46.37 Hourly

Responsibilities:

On a regular or assigned shift, patrols assigned by car, foot or motorcycle; responds to calls for the protection of life and property; conducts initial and follow-up investigations; develops, enforces, controls, and directs traffic when appropriate; stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of the law; warns drivers against illegal practices, makes arrests, testifies in court in connection with the prosecution of offenders, and serves warrants and subpoenas; administers first aid in emergency cases; answers complaints on such problems as civil disturbances, obnoxious animals, health code, and local ordinance violations; investigates suspicious circumstances, makes property security checks, and takes custody of lost and found property; performs crowd control, parade, or riot work; takes crime prevention measures and assists in controlling problems of juvenile delinquency; books prisoners in City jail and assists in their custody, care, and welfare; transports prisoners; receives telephone calls and dispatches emergency vehicles and personnel according to department policy and standard procedures; furnishes information and directions to the public; attends briefings and reads briefing materials; submits complete written reports or assigned cases; participates in training courses and programs; operates police unit, two-way radio, recorders, firearms and equipment common to law enforcement; may relieve superior officer in periods of absence or as assigned; operates City vehicles; and performs related wok as required.

Qualifications:

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
License:
• Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a good driving record.

Certifications:
• Possession of a Basic POST Certificate.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education:
• High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience:
• One (1) year experience as a law enforcement officer.

Police Officer Recruit Applicants:
• Recruit applicants require no prior law enforcement experience or possess less than two (2)
years of work experience as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of California;

• Applications will be accepted on a provisional basis for applicants that are accepted, enrolled,
or have completed the POST Basic Course with a California POST certified Police Academy
within the last three (3) years;

• Completion of thirty (30) semester units of college coursework from an accredited college or
university in Law Enforcement or a related field (coursework from a California POST certified
basic law enforcement Police Academy may be an equivalent or may suffice the completion of
thirty (30) semester units of college coursework from an accredited college or university in
Law Enforcement);

• Verification of acceptance, enrollment, or completion of the POST Basic Course with a
California POST certified Police Academy within the last three (3) years will be required with
the Personal History Questionnaire from candidates who are successful with the oral
examination and are selected to continue in the recruitment process.

Police Officer Lateral Applicants:
• Lateral applicants possess a minimum of two (2) years of work experience as a Peace Officer
(PC 830.1830.2) in the state of California;

• Possess a current Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced POST certificate completed within the last
three (3) years;

• Completion of thirty (30) semester units of college coursework from an accredited college or
University in Law Enforcement or a related field (coursework from a California POST certified
basic law enforcement Police Academy may be an equivalent or may suffice the completion of
thirty (30) semester units of college coursework from an accredited college or university in Law Enforcement.