Police Recruit

Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton Police Department

$33.00 Hourly

Job Type
Part-Time, Temporary


•Patrol a geographic area on foot or in a vehicle.
•Conduct enforcement stops on law violators to include the issuance of warnings and written citations.
•Initiate necessary enforcement functions in accordance with the law as well as city and department policies.
•Answer routine and emergency calls for service.
•Enforce applicable state and local laws, analyze complex situations and determine appropriate solutions.
•Conduct criminal and accident investigations.
•Interview victims, suspects and witnesses toward the effective completion of a case or through criminal litigation.
•Gather, process and log evidence.
•Provide traffic control.
•Prepare complete, accurate, legible and grammatically correct police reports in a timely manner.
•Effect physical arrests.
•Provide court testimony.
•Serve warrants and court subpoenas.
•Work cooperatively with allied law enforcement organizations.
•Maintain contact with community members regarding potential law enforcement related problems.
•Foster good relationships with individual members and groups within the community.
•Answer and respond to public inquiries.
•Administer first aid as needed in emergency situations.
•Respond to requests for mutual aid as directed.
•Perform functions deemed necessary or appropriate by the Police Chief or his designee.
•Assist the Fire Department and other public safety agencies as required.
•Maintain a high standard of professionalism and demonstrate superior conduct consistent with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

The ideal candidate for this position is an energetic, motivated and responsible individual who has strong interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Candidates who have a solid work history and a demonstrated interest in law enforcement or military service are encouraged to apply. The pursuit of formal education is also desirable.

In addition, the candidate will:
•Be at least 21 years of age at time of Academy graduation.
•Be a High school graduate, or GED equivalent.
•Be a U. S. Citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, has applied for, and is diligently pursuing
•Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
•Evaluate and analyze circumstances and situations in order to apply knowledge and decide appropriate action.
•Assimilate, interpret, remember, recall, relate and act upon facts and details heard, observed and read; follow oral
and written instructions.
•Be able to communicate orally in English with a variety of people of various educational and socio-cultural
•Identify, adopt, and exhibit appropriate demeanor and behaviors (interpersonal abilities) in order to deal
effectively with a variety of people.
•Write clearly, accurately, concisely, legibly with correct English grammar, construction, spelling, and punctuation.