Police Officer Trainee
Salary range: $51.10-$0.00 Hourly.
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.
- 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