Police Officer – Trainee

Livermore, CA
Livermore Police Department

Salary: $80,810.80 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under direction, a Police Officer patrols an assigned area to protect life and property, prevent crime, maintain order, and enforce laws, ordinances and constitutional mandates; performs investigative work in detection of crime; performs public service tasks; and other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned area of the City by vehicle, foot, or as designated by the supervisor;
  • Maintains law and order;
  • Responds to emergencies as directed over the radio and telephone;
  • Conducts investigations of complaints and crime reports to determine if a crime has been committed;
  • Investigates traffic accidents;
  • Administers first aid and gives assistance to the injured; makes arrests;
  • Serves subpoenas and warrants;
  • Guards prisoners; questions suspects;
  • Notes and reports unsafe conditions;
  • Prepares evidence and appears in court;
  • Searches for stolen property and lost persons;
  • Provides directions and information to the public regarding laws, ordinances, traffic safety, and available public services and resources;
  • Issues citations of traffic violators;
  • Analyzes facts, clues, and evidence and makes investigations to determine the identity of law violators and to locate their whereabouts;
  • Maintains effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, employees, and the public; operates radio and other communication equipment; protects life, property, public order, and the constitutional rights of all citizens; and takes notes from verbal communication.
  • Writes and prepares reports and completes forms at a rapid rate of speed;
  • Collects and gathers data and information using electronic and other resources; and uses computers to perform various functions.


  • Experience: Experience working in a police program or police department is desirable.
  • Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school. College courses related to law enforcement are desirable.
  • Training: Any recent training such as academic courses and certification programs which are relevant to this job classification.
  • License: Possession of a valid California Driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City.
  • Age: Minimum 21 years old.
  • Other Requirements: Willingness and ability to work any shift; work holidays, weekends, scheduled and emergency overtime; be available on call, as required; work under potentially hazardous conditions taking all necessary safety precautions; learn and retain a great deal of factual material; attend training classes during work and non-work hours, as required; wear a uniform; comply with department’s grooming standards; maintain high moral character and integrity; and demonstrate a high desire for self-improvement.