Police Officer Trainee
Why Santa Rosa?
The Santa Rosa Police Department was formed in 1867 with three “Town Marshals” and currently employs 261 employees. The Police Department is part of the City of Santa Rosa organization. The dedicated staff of the Police Department are committed to providing exceptional public safety services and taking a leadership role in building community partnerships to make our city a better, safer place to live, work and play.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
The fundamental reason for the existence of this classification is to enforce Federal, State and local laws and to respond to calls for the protection of life and property.
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification.
- Patrol assigned area of the City in a car, on a motorcycle, or on foot;
- enforce local, State and Federal laws;
- respond to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other required emergencies;
- prepare reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed;
- conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths;
- make arrests;
- interrogate suspects and interview victims, complainants and witnesses;
- coordinate and conduct detailed investigations of violent crimes, child abuse, property crimes, vice, gaming, and narcotics violations;
- testify and present evidence in court;
- provide backup assistance for other officers and personnel;
- collect, preserve, and maintain evidence, found property, and property for safekeeping;
- assist and advise motorists and enforce traffic safety laws by issuing citations and warnings;
- search, fingerprint, and transport prisoners;
- respond to demonstrations, riots, hostage situations, barricaded subjects and other extremely hazardous situations;
To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- 21 years of age or older
- Graduated from a U.S. High School or passed the G.E.D. Test or California High School Proficiency Exam at time of application
- U.S. citizen or currently have a citizenship application in process (you must submit a copy of your U.S. Citizenship Application Form N-400 at the time of application)
- No felony convictions as an adult