Police Officer Trainee

Daly City, CA
Daly City Police Department

Salary range: $51.10-$0.00 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, subject to exercise of individual judgment and initiative, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulations; and to do related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned area in radio car, on motorcycle, or on foot;
  • Answers calls for protection of life and private property, and the enforcement of city, county and state laws;
  • Conducts preliminary or full investigations depending on assignment, of prowlers, burglaries, thefts, holdups, accidents, deaths and other disturbances;
  • Directs traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at emergency or congested situations;
  • Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws;
  • Warns drivers against unlawful practices;
  • Collects and presents evidence with criminal prosecutions;
  • Serves warrants and subpoenas; prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed;
  • Gives information and directions to the public;
  • Assists in maintaining police records and types records and reports;
  • Operates headquarters radio telephone equipment to dispatch officers on patrol; as ordered, acts as lead officer in the field on a shift;
  • Performs basic investigation, consulting and crime prevention work in assisting to control juvenile delinquency;
  • Performs such other basic police work as attending fire scenes to assist in the protection of life and property, parade and crowd controlling duties, and engaging in problem-solving skills and tactics.


  • Be 21 years of age.
  • Possess a United States high school diploma, or G.E.D. with qualifying scores, or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination, or attained a two-year or four-year degree from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Universities.
  • Have satisfactorily completed a P.O.S.T. approved academy.
  • Possess a valid Class CCalifornia Driver’s License by date of appointment.
  • Possess a personal history which is compatible with the effective performance of sworn police duties.
  • Have the physical strength, stamina and agility adequate to perform all duties of a Police Officer.
  • Hear well enough to comprehend radio transmissions and long-range conversations.
  • Have adequate written and oral communication skills to give instructions and explanations, conduct information-gathering interviews and write reports.
  • Be able to deal with a variety of people and situations, exercising judgment, tact and self-restraint.
  • Have adequate reading skills to understand and interpret orders, bulletins, laws, codes and court decisions.
  • Be willing to work irregular hours and days and at various locations in the City.
  • Be able to interact positively interact positively and cooperate with co-workers, respond politely to customers, and work as a team member.
  • Attend work and perform duties on a regular and consistent basis